Gator Bowl 2021

Gator Bowl: (17) Wake Forest vs. (25) Texas A&M

After two pretty solid seasons, nobody's left crying crocodile tears.

Nicky G
Nicky G

Location: TIAA Bank Field (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Time: Dec. 31, 11 a.m. EST on ESPN

Teams: No. 17 Wake Forest (10–3) versus No. 25 Texas A&M (8–4)

Line: Texas A&M -7.5

Summary

Wake Forest is coming off a blowout loss in the ACC Championship to a surprisingly good Pitt team, but that doesn't diminish what they've accomplished this season. Their red-hot start was a shock to the college football world, and even in their losses, they proved they belong.

Texas A&M isn't an easy task to finish off the season, though.

The Aggies had the biggest upset in college football this season but still took a step back from where they were last year. A&M might not have a Heisman-trophy-caliber quarterback, but they certainly have the weapons to carve up a vulnerable Wake Forest defense.

Our Pick

Jimbo Fisher loves bowl games, plain and simple. His team comes out strong and holds a lead through most of the game, ending a dream season for Wake Forest.

The Score: Texas A&M wins, 34-23

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Nicky G

Dad of 3. WVian by birth. ATX for now.