SEC Football: Predicting Over/Under for Each SEC Team’s Win Total for 2015

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Nov 27, 2014; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Kyle Allen (10) attempts a pass during the first quarter against the LSU Tigers at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M entered last season under the radar, but exploded with a 5-0 start that moved the Aggies all the way to a No. 6 ranking in the polls. The tide turned quickly and A&M lost five of their next seven games, but an upset win on the road over third ranked Auburn and a 45-37 victory over West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl helped salvage the season.

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The Aggies will always pile up yards and score points, and sophomore quarterback Kyle Allen (or freshman Kyler Murray) and the SEC’s best group of wide receivers look capable of improving over last year’s average of 35.2 points per game. The only question is whether or not new defensive coordinator John Chavis can turn around a defense that allowed 28.1 points per contest and finished dead last in the SEC in total defense (450.8 yards per game).

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The schedule sets up extremely well for Texas A&M. The Aggies have three surefire non-conference wins, and are very capable of beating Arizona State in Houston in Week 1. Another neutral site game with Arkansas means A&M won’t leave the state of Texas until October 24 and they play the two SEC West favorites – Alabama and Auburn – at home.

Also, with SEC East rival South Carolina still rebuilding and the Aggies hitting the SEC East lottery with Vanderbilt taking Missouri’s place in the crossover game, Texas A&M will have every opportunity to win the SEC West. They might not be good enough to do it, but there’s not a better schedule in the division.

Texas A&M Over/Under 7.5 Wins in 2015: Over

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