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Despite possessing the best passing attack in college football, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are an underdog this week on the road against the Texas A&M Aggies.

Oklahoma State (No. 7 in the latest AP poll) has had success against Texas A&M recently, going 3-1 straight up and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four meetings.

The Cowboys currently sit as a 3.5-point road underdog against the No. 8 rated Aggies, who have made headlines this year off the field with pledges to leave the Big 12.

Of note for totals bettors, 7 of the past 9 Oklahoma State vs Texas A&M games have played over the number.

View Oklahoma State vs Texas AM Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Cowboys in this one found them as 3-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. The best OVER and underdog lines on this game were both at 5Dimes while TopBet had the best under and dog lines as of Friday afternoon.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 18 (Aggies) and the No. 54 (Cowboys) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 44-28 result in favor of the Aggies is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas A&M's No. 17-ranked offense (41.5 PPG) against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 76 at 27 PPG. The Aggies passing attack has averaged 311.5 yards per game, more than the Cowboys give up through the air (242.3 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cowboys feature the league's No. 99-rated road run defense, allowing 365 yards per game. Texas A&M, meanwhile, ranks No. 55 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Oklahoma State, they were a 59-33 winner as they battled Tulsa on the road. Oklahoma State covered in the match as a 13-point favorite, while 92 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Texas A&M was a 37-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against Idaho. They failed to cover the 35.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (44) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Texas A&M Aggies Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Cowboys at Aggies trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma State's last 7 games when playing Texas A&M
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma State's last 5 games on the road
Texas A&M is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas A&M is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas A&M's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas A&M's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma State home to Kansas, Saturday, October 8
Texas A&M home to Arkansas, Saturday, October 1

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