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Texas A&M Aggies vs Clemson Tigers: Predictions, Odds and How to Watch

How to Watch Texas A&M Aggies vs Clemson Tigers

Where: Frank Howard Field at Clemson Memorial Stadium in Clemson, SC.

When: Saturday, September 7th at 3:30pm EST.

How (TV): ABC

Texas A&M Aggies (Away)

Head Coach: Jimbo Fisher {All-Time: 93-27 | FSU, TAMU}

Regular Season Record: 1-0

Coach Jimbo Fisher and his Aggies will look to avenge last year’s close home loss to the Tigers, which should be a tough task given Clemson’s tough home environment. One factor that works in A&M’s favor, is the fact that Fisher is one of a select few coaches who have emerged victorious in Death Valley, doing so in 2013 with his National Champion Florida State Seminoles.

The Aggies head into this game fresh off of a 41-7 home cooking of the Texas State Bobcats. Junior quarterback Kellen Mond put in a solid night’s work, completing 19 of 27 pass attempts for 194 yards, while connecting with Jashaun Corbin, Quartney Davis, and Jhamon Ausbon for touchdowns. Mond would also add a touchdown run of his own, while Corbin and freshman running back Isaiah Spiller would each rush for over 100 yards.

A&M’s defense put the clamps down on Texas State, limiting the Bobcats to 219 total yards of offense, while intercepting quarterbacks Tyler Vitt and Gresch Jensen twice each. Junior cornerback Myles Jones came up with two of those pick-offs, while defensive linemen Jayden Peevy and Tyree Wilson contributed to the pass rush effort with one sack apiece.

Clemson Tigers (Home)

Head Coach: Dabo Swinney {All-Time: 117-30 | CLEM}

Regular Season Record: 1-0

The Clemson Tigers will face their first true test in 2019 as they look to defend their national title. With plenty of game tape to look back on their epic duel with the Aggies in 2018, the Tigers should be well prepared.

Clemson kicked off their season last week against ACC foe Georgia Tech, taking down the Yellow Jackets 52-14 at home. Heisman favorite, Trevor Lawrence, had a shaky performance completing 13 of 23 pass attempts, while tossing two interceptions. Lawrence did manage to sling a 62 yard touchdown pass to Tee Higgins, however junior running back Travis Etienne stole the show with a 205 yard rushing performance that included three touchdowns.

Perhaps the biggest question surrounding the Tigers is how their defensive line will perform after losing stars such as Clelin Ferrell, Christian Wilkins, and Dexter Lawrence. Graduate senior Nyles Pinckney and redshirt freshman K.J. Henry did their best to answer the call, with each player tallying a sack in the win.

All-Time Series

Texas A&M has won three out of five total meetings between the two schools. Clemson, however, has won the last two matchups, both of which were decided by two points or less. The meeting prior to last year’s in College Station took place on September 3rd, 2005 at Clemson, back when the Aggies were members of the Big 12 Conference.

The Tigers came out on top in that game 25-24 on a last second, 42-yard field goal from Jad Dean. The Aggies were quarterbacked by Reggie McNeal, with three time Pro Bowl defensive end, Michael Bennett playing as a freshman. The Tigers on the other hand, had NFL career backup QB Charlie Whitehurst lining up behind center.

Texas A&M Roster Notes

Freshman tight end Baylor Cupp is likely out for the season with a lower leg injury suffered during summer training camp.

Sophomore running back Vernon Jackson is out for the season with a neck injury suffered during spring drills, and is expected to redshirt this season.

Junior cornerback Debione Renfro will not play due to a suspension for violating team rules.

Clemson Roster Notes

Junior wide receiver Amari Rodgers is out indefinitely as he recovers from a torn ACL. Coach Swinney has stated that Rodgers is ahead of schedule and could be ready in time for the A&M game.

Head-to-Head: Myles Jones (TAMU) vs Tee Higgins (CLEM)

This game will feature several offensive playmakers, which should translate into a shootout in Death Valley. At some point, however, defense will have to prevail which leads us to a key matchup on the outside between Texas A&M’s Myles Jones and Clemson’s Tee Higgins.

Myles Jones

Cornerback | 6-4, 185lb | Magnolia West HS | Magnolia, TX | Junior

2019 Stats: 2 Total Tackles | 2 INT | 33 INT Yards

The Aggies had one of the worst passing defenses in the country in 2018, coughing up over 260 yards per game in the air, while nabbing just five interceptions that entire season. Myles Jones has already done his part to improve the secondary with his two picks against Texas State. At six-foot-four, Jones much taller than the average corner, which should give him an edge over most opposing receivers.

Tee Higgins

Wide Receiver | 6-4, 215lb | Oak Ridge HS | Oak Ridge, TN | Junior

2019 Stats: 4 Receptions | 98 Rec Yards | 1 Rec TD

Clemson has produced a plethora of pro talents at wide receiver, with prime examples being Sammy Watkins, DeAndre Hopkins, and Martavis Bryant to name a few. Tee Higgins is sure to join that group when his time at Clemson comes to a close, as he has proven to be a reliable target for Trevor Lawrence. A well versed route runner, Higgins has a frame that reminds many of Randy Moss, but lacks the freakish speed and explosiveness of the Hall of Famer. A big key to this game will be how Clemson capitalizes on his size in the red zone, especially with his leaping ability.

Texas A&M at Clemson Predictions and Odds

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Find the latest odds below. Good luck!

Point Spread

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888Sport NJ +17   -114 -17   -114 Bet Now

Total Points

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888Sport NJ 64     -114 64    -114 Bet Now

Money Line

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