Believe it or not, but this is the first game that the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies will play outside of the state of Texas all season. Their destination this Saturday is Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa as the Aggies prepare to take on the 3-3 Iowa State Cyclones in a Big 12 battle.
Texas A&M is coming off of a dominant performance as Ryan Tannehill threw for 415 yards on 25-37 passing and a career-high six touchdowns against the Baylor Bears in a 55-28 victory. After two tough second-half collapses in losses versus Arkansas and Oklahoma State, A&M has rebounded with wins over Texas Tech and Baylor to push their record to 4-2 with a 2-1 conference record.
For Iowa State, their biggest issue is at quarterback. Cyclones' head coach Paul Rhoads has not decided if junior signal caller Steele Jantz would retain his job or if Jared Barnett, the redshirt freshman from Garland, Texas, would get his first start of the 2011 season. Iowa State fell to Missouri 52-17 last week in Columbia.
Bodog has Texas A&M favored (-22) over Iowa State.
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