Saturday, December 3, 2016
Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves take on the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium. The opening line for this game has Arkansas State as 21.5 point favorites. This season the Indians are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-8-1. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 4-7-0 against the spread.
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Justice Hansen finished with 393 yards through the air for Arkansas State last week. He completed 35 passes out of 57 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Indians were led in rushing by Justice Hansen, who finished with 47 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Kendall Sanders was the team leader in receiving with a total of 90 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arkansas State got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 20 came through the air. They ran 90 total plays for 521 yards for the game. The Indians ran for 128 yards on 33 attempts.
Connor White finished with 108 yards passing for Texas State last week. He went 8 for 16, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led on the ground by Tyler Siudzinski, who finished with 52 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Elijah King led the team in receiving with 84 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Texas State had 15 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 256 yards for the contest. The Bobcats ran for 109 yards on 39 carries as a team.
Arkansas State scores 26.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 85th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.7 passes on 32.3 attempts for a 58 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 251.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 50th in college football. The Indians run for an average of 143.4 yards per game on 39.5 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 103rd in the nation. They also run 71.8 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 394.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 76th overall this season. The Indians average 21.1 first downs per game which ranks them 73rd in the country. They accumulate 57.3 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, which ranks 53rd in the nation.
Arkansas State allows 229.3 passing yards per game, ranking 66th in D-1, and they allow 22.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 32nd. They give up 17.3 completions on 31.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.4. The Indians allow 157.7 rushing yards per game on 40.5 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 51st in the country. Arkansas State allows 387 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 51st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 51.8 yards per game, ranking them 59th among D-1 teams.
Texas State averages 19 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 124th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22.1 passes per game on 35.3 attempts for a 62.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 229 yards through the air per game, ranking them 65th in Division 1. The Bobcats run for an average of 79.3 yards per game on 34.5 attempts for an average of 2.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 128th on the ground. They also run 69.8 plays per game and average 4.4 yards per play for a total of 308.3 yards per game, ranking them 125th in the country on offense. The Bobcats get an average of 17.9 first downs per game, which ranks 115th in the nation. They average 56.9 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, ranking them 54th in college football.
Texas State allows an average of 253.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 96th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 41.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 126th in the nation. They give up 21.4 completions on 31.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 67 per game. The Bobcats allow 227.5 rushing yards per contest on 45.1 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 108th in the country. Texas State allows 481.5 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 118th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 7.5 penalties for 66.5 yards in each contest, ranking 114th in the nation.
Arkansas State Betting Trends
Arkansas State is 2-8-1 against the over/under this season
Arkansas State has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
Texas State Betting Trends
Texas State is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Texas State has an ATS record of 4-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/16/16 LB Quanterio Heath Concussion has left team
10/03/16 QB D.J. Pearson Legal problems has been dismissed
09/20/16 DE Griffin Riggs Suspension out indefinitely
09/12/16 RB Armond Weh-Weh Knee out for season
09/12/16 LB Antwon Turnage Knee out for season
11/28/16 WR Elijah King Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas State
09/29/16 LB Easy Anyama Achilles out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Texas State +21.5
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