Texas A&M football vs. Miami: Game prediction for Week 3 vs. Hurricanes

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Sep 3, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies place kicker Caden Davis (36) kicks the ball during the first quarter against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football will be facing the University of Miami Florida for their final non-conference game before SEC play begins. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m CT and the Aggies are hoping to right the ship after the loss to Appalachian State.

Texas A&M will be facing a Miami team who is ranked 13th in the country by the AP Poll, and has started their year 2-0. This will be Miami’s toughest team to face yet, and certainly one of the toughest defenses they will face all season.

The Aggies now have a new QB1 in Max Johnson, who has only thrown four passes this season, all in Week 1 in garbage time versus Sam Houston State. With Max Johnson now getting thrown into the starting spot, the team will likely have to lean on their defense to pick up any slack from the offense, as if they hadn’t already done that to this point.

Texas A&M football vs. Miami game prediction

To start, I expect Miami to take an early lead in the first quarter, which may last throughout the first half. I don’t necessarily see the Aggie offense hitting the ground running mostly due to this being Johnson’s first start, unless they lean on the run game a lot.

It shouldn’t be a very high-scoring affair since one offense has struggled to this point and the other is facing a top SEC defense, so it could easily come down to the final couple possessions. Devon Achane should have a big game in this one, and it could easily ride on his shoulders this week with the change at QB.

To summarize, I see Miami taking the lead early in this one, but the Aggies to crawl back in the second half and make it close in the fourth quarter. At that point, it’s dependent on who steps up in the big moments, and in Kyle Field, I believe the Aggies pull off the upset and get back in the win column.

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