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Looking for potentially the highest-scoring game of Week 7 in college football? Then you will want to watch Saturday’s Texas A&M-Louisiana Tech game as the Vegassportsbetting.com total is set at 80.5, the highest on the board. A&M is a 7.5-point favorite.
This game was originally was to be played in Week 1, but Hurricane Isaac postponed it. The Aggies have won four straight since dropping their SEC debut vs. Florida, a game that A&M led at halftime.
Last week, the Aggies survived 30-27 at Ole Miss. Freshman QB Johnny Manziel threw for 191 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 129 yards and another score, and Texas A&M rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit.
Manziel suffered through a tough night until late in the fourth quarter when he led two touchdown drives. He rushed for a 29-yard touchdown on the first and then found Ryan Swope for a 20-yard TD pass with 1:46 remaining for the go-ahead score.
Texas A&M (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) won despite a season-high six turnovers, including four fumbles and two interceptions. Manziel is the nation’s top freshman in rushing, passing efficiency, total offense and points responsible for.
Louisiana Tech (5-0) enters off a 58-31 win over UNLV. – Kenneth Dixon rushed for 102 yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries, Colby Cameron was 31-of-45 passing for 316 yards and Ray Holley ran for 139 yards on 22 rushes for the Bulldogs, who have matched the 1975 team for the best start in program history.
Tech entered the AP poll this week at No. 23, only the second time the AP has ranked the Bulldogs in the history of the program. The only other time the AP has ranked Tech was in 1999 as the Bulldogs were 8-2 and ranked 25th prior to the season finale at Southern Cal.
In this game, the Bulldogs will be looking for their first win over a ranked opponent since 2005 when Tech upended No. 23 Fresno State, 40-28, in Fresno, Calif. Saturday’s matchup will mark the first time that Texas A&M has ever faced a ranked Louisiana Tech squad.
Texas A&M has faced the Bulldogs as a ranked team three times previously — in 1998, 1999 and 2002. Obviously, it will be the first time the two teams have faced each other as ranked teams. It will be the second matchup between the Aggies and Bulldogs in Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La.
The Aggies opened their 1999 season with a 37-17 win over Louisiana Tech in Independence Stadium. Saturday’s matchup will mark just the second time A&M has faced Louisiana Tech away from Kyle Field. Texas A&M has never lost to Louisiana Tech, owning a 10-0-0 record against the Bulldogs since the first meeting in 1981.
The Bulldogs are also a familiar opponent for first-year Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin, whose Houston Cougars rallied for a 35-34 victory over Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La., last season.
Vegas trends: Aggies are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. win. Aggies are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. Aggies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in October. Aggies are 0-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. Bulldogs are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games following a S.U. win. Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. SEC. Bulldogs are 18-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.