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College Football Betting Preview: Texas A&M Aggies vs. UL Monroe Warhawks

September 16, 2023


The 2-0 Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks travel to take on the 1-1 Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday afternoon in week 3 of the college football season. 

Louisiana-Monroe enters this game with a record of 2-0 following wins at home against the Army Golden Knights by a score of 17-13 and the Lamar Cardinals by a score of 24-14 while the Texas A&M Aggies enter this game with a record of 1-1 following a win in week 1 against the New Mexico Lobos by a score of 52-10 and a loss on the road against the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 33-48 in week 2. 

Will the Aggies bounce back and win in a rout or will the Warhawks keep the game closer than expected? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks enter this game with a record of 2-0 following a 24-14 win at home against the Lamar Cardinals while failing to cover the 26-point spread as a home favorite in week 2 of the college football season. Louisiana-Monroe scored 24 points while 384 total yards offensively which included 99 passing yards and 285 rushing yards while allowing 14 points and 311 total yards defensively which included 190 passing yards and 121 rushing yards. 

Hunter Herring led the team in passing, completing 12 of 21 attempts for 99 yards while rushing for 55 yards. Isaiah Woullard led the team in rushing with 14 carries for 113 yards while adding a receptions for two yards. Tyrone Howell led the team in receiving with four receptions for 65 yards. 

Texas A&M enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a 33-48 loss on the road against the Miami Hurricanes while failing to cover the 3-point spread as a road favorite in week 2 of the college football season. The Aggies scored 33 points while compiling 433 total yards offensively which included 336 passing yards and 97 rushing yards while allowing 48 points and 451 total yards defensively which included 374 passing yards and 77 rushing yards. 

Conner Weigman led the team in passing, completing 31 of 53 attempts for 336 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while adding 29 rushing yards and a touchdown. Amari Daniels led the team in rushing with 18 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown while adding four receptions for 20 yards. Evan Stewart led the team in receiving, catching 11 of 16 targets for 142 yards.

BookMaker has the Texas A&M Aggies listed as 36-point favorites at home against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks on Saturday afternoon in week 3 of the college football season. Texas A&M has won all three games all-time in the series while going 2-1 ATS in those matchups. Louisiana-Monroe is 1-1 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season while the Texas A&M Aggies are 1-1 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS at home, and 1-1 ATS as a favorite.

Texas A&M is coming off a loss on the road in week 2 and will be looking to bounce back against an inferior team at home against Louisiana-Monroe. The Aggies have dominated the series, winning all three matchups while going 2-1 ATS all-time against the Warhawks. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am taking the Texas A&M Aggies -36 at home against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in week 3 of the college football season on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: Texas A&M Aggies -36