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Football picksSeptember 5, 2012

Florida Gators vs Texas A&M Aggies College Football Picks

One of the most interesting games of the weekend will happen in College Station, Texas. The Aggies come into this game looking to make an SEC statement. New to the league, Texas A&M is bound to be somewhat underrated in many instances this year. Florida is a team with a lot of name value, but the results have not been there over the last few years. They went 6-6 one season ago. They nearly lost at home to Bowling Green in week one. The message to college football fans – this is not your father’s Florida team or is it?

What do we make of Texas A&M. They have a lot of talent last season. Routinely favored during the year, the Aggies made a mess of the season. They even had a huge lead over Oklahoma State in the first half. They have to replace a QB that went in the first ten picks of the NFL draft. They have to replace a record-breaking receiver. They have to replace a couple of running backs. The Aggies do have some depth on offense, though. They have playmakers and they will score points under Kevin Sumlin.

Florida struggled to run the ball and they struggled to pass. The biggest problems were up front, where the offensive line just could not give them any time to pass. This could be a major problem against an Aggie team that really gets after the QB. This problem will be made worse by the fact that this game is being played in one of the country’s most hostile environments. Florida has to go across the country to play a tough game in a hotbed. The Texas A&M fans will be ready to give Florida a lot of noise. That could be a major problem for the Gators.

The Aggies have been installed as short favorites – 1.5 points to be exact – and the public has jumped all over Florida. We are not sure on who will win ( or cover the spread ) in this game but it sure will be  a fun game to watch come Saturday.

Posted by Wunderdog’s trusty sidekick ” Wundercat “