Saturday, October 10, 2020, Kyle Field, College Station, Texas, noon ET
Gators at Aggies Betting Preview: Gators (-6.5), Aggies (+6.5)
The passing combination of Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts has proved to be one of the toughest in the country in the early going. Trask hooked up with Pitts twice for touchdowns in last week’s 38-24 victory over South Carolina, and six of his 10 total touchdowns have gone to the big tight end.
Trask has completed 71.8 percent of his passes for 684 yards and has only one interception in 71 attempts. Pitts has a team-high 12 receptions for 227 yards, just ahead of Kadarius Toney, who has made 11 catches for 145 yards.
The offense has leaned heavily toward the passing game with the Gators rushing for 276 yards (138 average) and passing for 714 (357 average) in wins over Ole Miss and South Carolina.
Dameon Pierce leads the rushers with 105 yards on 18 carries.
Texas A&M Aggies
The Aggies are hoping their passing game will give them an opportunity against a Gator defense that enters the game with just one interception in two games. Kellon Mond completed 25 of 43 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns last week in A&M’s 52-24 loss at Alabama, but he also threw a pick that Bama returned for a touchdown.
Mond has completed less than 60 percent of his attempts this season for 507 yards after going 17 of 28 for only 189 yards in the 17-12 win over Vanderbilt in the opener.
Sophomore Ainias Smith had six catches for 123 yards against Alabama, giving him eight catches for 150 yards in the two games. Tight end Jalen Wydermyer leads in receptions with 10 catches for 101 yards.
“They’re very talented wit a veteran quarterback and really good skill players offensively that can make plays in both the passing and run game,” Florida coach Dan Mullen said.
Gators at Aggies Betting Pick for October 10, 2020
Alabama’s Mac Jones torched the Aggies for 435 yards and four touchdowns passing in last week’s Crimson Tide rout, and the Aggies couldn’t keep a constant pressure on the Crimson Tide quarterback. If they can’t pressure Trask, Florida will have a big day.
Gators at Aggies Betting Pick:
Gators 42, Aggies 24
Gators at Aggies Best Bet for October 10, 2020
The Aggies figure to have more success offensively against the Gators, and they did put up 24 points last week at Alabama. The problem will be keeping Florida’s offense at bay. Trask should have a big day.
Gators at Aggies Best Bet: OVER 58.5
–Field Level Media