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UTSA vs. Texas A&M Football Prediction and Preview

UTSA vs. Texas A&M Football Prediction and Preview

UTSA vs. Texas A&M (TAMU) Prediction and Preview

The Texas A&M Aggies are set to take a break from conference play Saturday to host the UTSA Roadrunners in a non-conference clash at Kyle Field. The Aggies, now 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the SEC following back-to-back wins over Ole Miss and Mississippi State, are heavy favorites to win the game, meaning they are likely to secure bowl eligibility this week. Of course, the Roadrunners, 3-4 and 2-2 in Conference USA following a 31-27 victory over Rice, would love to spoil the day.

UTSA at Texas A&M

Kickoff:Saturday, Nov. 2, at 12 p.m. ET

TV:SEC Network

Spread:Texas A&M -38

When UTSA Has the Ball

The Roadrunners have struggled to move the football consistently this season; they rank No. 116 nationally in both scoring offense (19.4 points per game) and total offense (322.6 ypg), plus 117th in yards per play (4.81). But believe it or not, UTSA has shown some improvement since 2018, even despite the loss of starting quarterback Frank Harris to injury in September.

With Harris sidelined, UTSA turned to former LSU signee and junior college transfer Lowell Narcisse. The sophomore has completed just 51 of 105 pass attempts (48.6 percent) for 485 yards (4.6 yards per attempt) and three touchdowns with three interceptions but has stressed defenses with his running ability. Narcisse ranks second on the team with 358 rushing yards and three touchdowns. True freshman running back Sincere McCormick leads the squad with 567 rushing yards and six touchdowns while averaging 5.8 yards per carry.

UTSA is likely to lean heavily on the running game Saturday, which is a plan of attack that could have some success against the Aggies. Texas A&M ranks tenth in the SEC in rushing defense (148.3 ypg) and 11th in yards allowed per carry (4.6), which rank No. 53 and No. 90 in the country, respectively. However, in non-conference play, A&M has surrendered just 83.7 rushing yards per game and 3.3 yards per attempt.