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Texas A&M Looks To End 2-Game Skid Against UTSA

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UTSA (5-5) at No. 23 Texas A&M (7-3, No. 25 CFP), Noon (ESPNU)

Line: Texas A&M by 29.

Series Record: First meeting.


The Aggies were ranked fourth in the first installment of the College Football Playoff rankings before consecutive losses to Mississippi State and Mississippi knocked them out of playoff contention and has them desperate to get back on track this week before hosting No. 16 LSU on Thanksgiving. The Roadrunners need to win one of their last two games to become bowl eligible for the first time in school history.


Texas A&M QB Jake Hubenak vs. UTSA's defense. Hubenak was inconsistent against Mississippi in his first start since Trevor Knight suffered a season-ending shoulder injury two weeks ago. But he should be able work on some things against UTSA, which is allowing 413.2 yards a game.


UTSA: WRs Josh Stewart and Kerry Thomas. Saturday will be a homecoming UTSA's top two receivers, who both grew up in College Station, Texas. Stewart has 29 catches for 591 yards and four touchdowns and Thomas has 22 receptions for 303 yards and seven scores.

TEXAS A&M: RB Trayveon Williams. He needs 124 yards rushing to become the first true freshman in school history to rush for 1,000 yards. Williams had 17 carries for 72 yards last week and has six touchdowns this season.


Saturday wraps up a three-game road trip for the Roadrunners, which is the longest in school history. Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk needs six receptions to become the first player in school history to have 70 catches in his first two seasons. This is part of a two-game series between these teams who will also meet in 2019. UTSA is 0-4 all-time against ranked opponents. Texas A&M WR Josh Reynolds needs 10 yards to become the fourth player in school history to reach 2,500 career yards receiving. Aggie DE Myles Garrett needs two sacks to sixth A&M player to reach 30 career sacks. The Aggies are tied for first in the nation with 90 tackles for losses.

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