AT&T Stadium to Play Host to Showdown of Ranked SEC Teams
There are compelling SEC games that don’t include either Alabama or Georgia. Arkansas is going after a 4-0 start while the head-scratching loss to Appalachian State doesn’t impact the SEC title hopes for Texas A&M.
The Texas A&M vs Arkansas betting odds favor the Aggies as the teams will meet in the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
Arkansas leads the SEC in rushing defense (allowing 68 yards per game) and is second in rushing offense (237 yards per contest). Texas A&M is second in passing defense and passing efficiency defense, so this could be quite the physical affair.
Texas A&M (+3300) is third in the odds to win the SEC title followed by Arkansas at +6600.
The Aggies come in at +12500 and Arkansas at +20000 in the odds to win the national title.
Arkansas remained 10th in the Associated Press poll and went from 11th to 10th in the American Football Coaches Association rankings. Texas A&M moved up two spots to 20th in the coaches poll and moved up a spot to 23rd in the AP poll.
Arkansas vs Texas A&M Game Information
Arkansas can pile up the yards while giving them back almost as quickly.
Quarterback KJ Jefferson can make plays with his arm (770 passing yards while completing 70.5% of his passes with six TDs and one interception) and his legs (169 yards, three scores). Toledo transfer Matt Landers leads the Razorbacks with 14 catches and 211 yards.
The running game is in great shape with sophomore Raheim Sanders rushing for 440 yards and averaging nearly 15 yards on eight receptions. Still, the Arkansas vs Texas A&M odds favor the Aggies.
Drew Sanders (five sacks) leads a defense than has 17 sacks and 26 tackles for loss.
The total has gone over in four of Arkansas’ last six games.
Texas A&M Aggies
The defense has been doing the heavy lifting in the early portion of the season for Texas A&M football news.
The Aggies are in the top 10 nationally in scoring defense, allowing 8.7 points per game. A key has been the Aggies limiting opponents to two touchdowns in nine trips to the red zone. Those numbers are even more impressive considering that 11 of the top 17 tacklers are either freshmen or sophomores.
Junior defensive back Antonio Johnson leads the way with 25 tackles.
The passing game has been mediocre at best with the bright spot being receiver Ainais Smith (14 catches, 259 yards and two of the Aggies’ four TD catches).
After averaging seven yards per carry a season ago, Devon Achane is down 4.3 so far in 2022 so work has to be done in the run game. Even with the offensive issues, the Aggies is favored according to the Texas A&M vs Arkansas betting odds.
The total has gone under in five of Texas A&M’s last seven games.
Arkansas vs Texas A&M Injury Report
For Arkansas College Football injury news, running back Dominique Johnson (knee), quarterback Kade Renfro (knee) and receiver Isaiah Sategna are questionable while defensive back Jalen Catalon (shoulder) is out for the season.
Texas A&M defensive backs Smoke Bouie and Denver Harris, receivers Evan Stewart and Chris Marshall and defensive lineman Walter Nolen are questionable. Linebacker Andrew White is out.
Arkansas vs Texas A&M Head to Head
Arkansas snapped a nine-game losing streak to Texas A&M with a 20-10 win in 2021 as a 4.5-point underdog at home. KJ Jefferson threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns and added 50 rushing yards in the victory,
It was the fourth game in a row that Arkansas covered.
Each of the last five games in the series have been decided by 11 points or less with three of the last four meetings falling under the total.
Arkansas vs Texas A&M Betting Preview
Arkansas has the top three sack leaders in the SEC so it will be worth watching to see how the Texas A&M offensive line holds up in this one.
Texas A&M has made only three trips to the red zone in three games. The good news is that the Aggies got points out of all three of those drives with two touchdowns and a field goal.
Texas A&M has covered in just two of its last six games. The Aggies are slight favorites in this one.
Arkansas has won four of its last five games against SEC teams.
The total has gone over in four of Arkansas’ last five games against SEC West Division foes.
Texas A&M is 3-6 against the spread in the last nine games against divisional opponents.Follow us on Twitter