2014 Texas State Bobcats Season Win Total NCAA Football Picks
by Raphael Esparza - 7/17/2014
2013 Record: 6-6
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 5.5*
2014 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Under'
The Bobcats closed out last year with three straight losses and their defense gave up an average of 39.3 ppg in those defeats. All of Texas State's losses last year were pretty much blowouts, except a home game against UL-Monroe which they lost by seven points. Texas State started the 2013 season with a big road win against Southern Miss but that was quickly forgotten and drowned out by their three straight losses to close out the year.
The main takeaway from last year was how bad their defense played at times and this year they have only four returning starters. As a bright spot, the Bobcats have eight returning starters on offense and the QB and RB's are pretty good. If Tyler Jones stays healthy and can avoid some bad metal mistakes then this team could surprise some in the Sun Belt.
The Bobcats have an absurdly tough schedule in 2014. Granted, they can win their first game against Arkansas Pine Bluff. But a tough road schedule will probably be their Achilles heel because I still see some holes on the "D" side. A winnable home schedule helps. And the offense will be good all around and they might be able to pull off one or two upsets.
The Texas State defense scares me and if they play like they did towards the end of the season it's going to be another long campaign. Again, the offense has some studs and will be fun to watch. But with the question marks on D the only thing I like about this Bobcats team is betting the total 'Over' in their individual games. If Texas Stat can find a way to win some road games and stop some offenses they might be a .500 team in this Sun Belt Conference. But I'm not counting on it.
2014 Texas State Bobcats Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location Result
Sat, Aug 30th, 2014 Ark-Pine_Bluff 07:00 PM Jim Wacker Field
Sat, Sep 13th, 2014 Navy 08:00 PM Jim Wacker Field
Sat, Sep 20th, 2014 at Illinois TBA Memorial Stadium
Sat, Sep 27th, 2014 at Tulsa TBA Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman S
Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 Idaho TBA Jim Wacker Field
Tue, Oct 14th, 2014 Louisiana 08:00 PM Jim Wacker Field
Sat, Oct 25th, 2014 at ULM TBA Malone Stadium
Sat, Nov 1st, 2014 at New_Mexico_St 08:00 PM Aggie Memorial Stadium
Sat, Nov 8th, 2014 Ga_Southern TBA Jim Wacker Field
Sat, Nov 15th, 2014 at South_Alabama TBA Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Thu, Nov 20th, 2014 Arkansas_State 09:30 PM Jim Wacker Field
Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 at Georgia_State 02:00 PM Georgia Dome
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from Raphael Esparza. Esparza was a Las Vegas sportsbook manager for 13 years at some of the largest books on The Strip. He is a proven oddsmaker and this is his projected total.
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