COLLEGE STATION- The No.12 Texas A&M Aggies will take on the No.1 Clemson in a rematch of one college football's best games from last season. With late quarter heroics, Jimbo Fisher's squad gave the defending national champions a run for their money, falling just short in a 28-26 outcome.
Expectations are high for another close match. Despite the Tigers being a 17.5-point favorite, A&M's offense could be just as dynamic as Dabo Swinney's unit. But facing off against Heisman favorite Trevor Lawrence and elite running Travis Etienne is a tough pill to swallow.
No matter the outcome, most media moguls believe the Aggies will beat the spread. It should be a close game and A&M will impress the country whether they win or lose. But there's a reason Clemson is the top-ranked team in the country. Most media members would agree.
A majority of picks around the country have the Aggies falling short. How short? Let's check around the area and see what the final scores are projected to be.
Chris Hummer, 24/7Sports: Clemson 35, Texas A&M 27
Brad Crawford, 24/7Sports: Clemson 38, Texas A&M 23
Sporting News: Clemson 42, Texas A&M 24
Bleacher Report: Clemson 38, Texas A&M 24
Chris Maler, Saturday Down South: Clemson 34, Texas A&M 30
Michael Bratton, Saturday Down South: Clemson 40, Texas A&M 33
Alex Miller, Dallas Morning News: Clemson 38, Texas A&M 34
Ralph D. Russo, AP Press: Clemson 41, Texas A&M, 21
Cole Thompson, AggieMaven of Sports Illustrated: Clemson 42, Texas A&M 38