"You play like you practice," the old coaches' adage goes -- and it's mostly true. To know what's likely to happen on Saturday, you've got to know what's happening in the meeting rooms and on the practice fields during the week.
That's why the college football practice report is here for you every Friday with the inside word on weekly preparations around the country.
We'll check in on depth charts, game plans, personnel and health; unmask practice standouts ready to break out; assess the quality of prep, the mood of the fans and the coaches' message for the week; and let you know who's distracted and who's dialed in. All so that you can make more educated wagers.
All odds from Caesars Sportsbook as of Thursday.
Texas A&M Aggies at Georgia Bulldogs (-13.5, 44)
Much of the media talk this week has surrounded Texas A&M's two-back offensive sets. The Aggies used a split-back pro set formation with two halfbacks to great results last week against South Carolina, and Kirby Smart has fielded a lot of questions about how rare that personnel grouping is in modern football and how his defense will handle it. Georgia, however, practices against two-back sets fairly often, and we don't read Smart and staff as being that concerned about it. Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond's running ability is the bigger focus for Georgia's defense in this week's preparation.