Texas A&M vs Miami: Live Stream, TV Channel, Watch Online, Prediction, Picks, Spread, Football Match Odds

No. 24 Texas A&M will play host to No. 13 Miami on Saturday in an SEC vs. ACC matchup under the lights at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. This prime-time matchup represents one of the best games on the Week 3 slate and is key for both programs. The undefeated Hurricanes are coming off a 30-7 home win against Southern Miss as the program looks to turn the corner early with Mario Cristobal leading the way, while the Aggies were stunned at home last week in a 17-14 rout of Appalachian State.

This will be a season-defining game for an Aggies team that can’t afford another loss before even setting foot in conference play. A loss to the Canes would demoralize an already fragile team and could turn this season into a lost one. Meanwhile, Miami is still searching for a return to national prominence. A win over Texas A&M wouldn’t exactly signal that, but a loss, given what Texas A&M’s reputation is right now, would likely define the current Miami team as more of a contender than a contender.

Let’s break down Saturday night’s competition and make picks straight up and against the spread.

Texas A&M vs. Miami: I need to know

Will there be a QB change?: It’s safe to say that through four games as a starter dating back to last year, Aggies signal-caller Haynes King hasn’t lived up to expectations. He has as many touchdown passes as he has interceptions (five) and his timing appears to have been off in both games in 2022. Will coach Jimbo Fisher take a chance and add former LSU starter Max Johnson to the lineup? Reports on Friday indicates that he will.

That decision could not only determine the outcome of Saturday’s game, but the Aggies’ trajectory for the rest of the season.

Miami needs to start faster: The Hurricanes fell behind 7-3 to Southern Miss late in the first half before Henry Parrish Jr. scored his first touchdown of the game with 20 seconds left in the second quarter. Miami pulled away late, but it will be a completely different animal Saturday night at Kyle Field.

“I thought we got off to a slow start, like we mentioned before, and then at the end of the first half, I think we had five of our last six shots, even though two of them were field goals, and then we had one,” coach Mario said Cristobal. “We fell short on a couple of drives that were situations that we caused and circumstances where we had a penalty that we could have avoided.”

It’s one thing to have a slow start at home against a superior team. It’s an entirely different thing to have one on the road in prime time against a team desperate to get back on the national stage. It will be fascinating to see how Miami tries to get quarterback Tyler Van Dyke going early to avoid digging himself too big a hole.

Van Dyke vs Aggie Secondary: Texas A&M leads the SEC in pass defense (112.5 YPG), which was to be expected given the talent it has in the backfield. This secondary will have its toughest challenge of the year when it faces Van Dijk. The sophomore has completed 73.9 percent of his passes this year, averaging 9.7 yards per attempt. It will be interesting to see how creative Texas A&M defensive coordinator DJ Durkin understands that Van Dyke is capable of taking over the game with a clean pocket.

How to watch Texas A&M vs Miami live

Date: Saturday, September 17 | time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Kyle Field – College Station, Texas
television: ESPN | Live Stream: fuboTV (Try Free)

Texas A&M vs Miami Prediction, Picks

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It will come down to a battle of the quarterbacks and the winner of that battle is clear. Van Dyk is more talented, has better defense and more weapons on the outside than Johnson. Van Dyke and the Hurricanes offense would set the pace leading to this game being played in the 30’s. Texas A&M won’t be able to pin. Texas A&M’s flurry of mistakes in the second half would not only provide coverage for Miami, but would ensure an outright victory. Prediction: Miami (+5.5)

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