NCAAF Betting: Kent State vs Texas A&M Analysis

Posted by Derrick Harper on September 3, 2021 in

The 12th Man will be ready to rock and roll at Kyle Field in College Station, as the Texas A&M Aggies will host the Golden Flashes of Kent State. The 6th-rated Aggies think that this could be the year that they could surpass Alabama and Georgia in the SEC and contend for a national title. Kent State comes from the MAC and would love to come in and make a name for themselves in the Aggies home stadium. Let’s take a closer look at both teams so you can bet against their NCAAF odds.

NCAA Football – Kent State Golden Flashes At Texas A&M 

Texas A&M Preview

With Kellen Mond leaving for the NFL, the Texas A&M offense will have a new look. Redshirt freshman Haynes King will now be under center for the Aggies. King saw limited action last season, playing in two games and only throwing four passes.

King will be surrounded by a ton of talent. The offensive line, led by All-American Kenyon Green, will be very solid. Running back Isaiah Spiller, along with tight end Jalen Wydermyer, will be their top two playmakers. With a solid wide receiving corps as well, Texas A&M should have a very good offense.

The Texas A&M defense should be a strong unit. The defense will be led by defensive end DeMarvin Leal. Leal can stop the run, as well as get to the quarterback. Leading tackler Aaron Hansford returns and will man the middle of the field. The A&M secondary will be a strong point for the defense, as both starting corners return. 

Kent State Preview

The Golden Flashes led the country in points per game and yardage per game last season. Kent State had its fair share of battles with COVID last season, as the Golden Flash had numerous games canceled last season because of the virus. In their four games, they went 3-1. In those four games, they averaged 50 points and nearly 600 yards of offense per game. Many key pieces to their powerful offense return for the 2021 season.

Quarterback Dustin Crum leads the way. The MAC preseason Offensive Player of the Year threw for 1,181 yards and 12 touchdowns while also rushing for 240 yards with four touchdowns. Kent State’s top two rushers also return. Sophomores Marquez Cooper and Bryan Bradford should give opposing defenses issues coming out of the backfield. 

Kent State needed to score a lot of points last season, as their defense was prone to giving up a lot of points. The Golden Flashes gave up over 38 points per game while allowing their opponents’ offenses to run up over 400 yards of offense per game. Their rushing defense was particularly poor, as they gave up over 260 yards per game on the ground.

Prediction

There will be a lot of points scored in this one. Texas A&M is favored to win by 28.5 points in this one. The over-under is 67, and we like the over in the game. We’re going to go with Kent State and the points, but we still think that Texas A&M wins this one by at least 21 points.