Saturday, November 12, 2016
Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium
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The Idaho Vandals take on the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium. The opening line for this game has Idaho as 8 point favorites. This season the Vandals are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 5-3-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
Matt Linehan finished with 227 yards through the air for Idaho last week. He completed 20 passes out of 30 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Vandals were led in rushing by Isaiah Saunders, who finished with 86 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Isaiah Saunders was the team leader in receiving with a total of 55 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Idaho got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 384 yards for the game. The Vandals ran for 157 yards on 40 attempts.
Tyler Jones finished with 183 yards passing for Texas State last week. He went 28 for 38, resulting in a 74% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led on the ground by Stedman Mayberry, who finished with 25 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Thurman Morbley led the team in receiving with 40 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 5 yards per reception. Texas State had 14 first downs total. 1 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 66 total plays for 197 yards for the contest. The Bobcats ran for 14 yards on 28 carries as a team.
Idaho scores 24.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 94th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.6 passes on 34.9 attempts for a 58.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 239.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 59th in college football. The Vandals run for an average of 135.2 yards per game on 35.2 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 106th in the nation. They also run 70.1 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 374.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 97th overall this season. The Vandals average 20.6 first downs per game which ranks them 76th in the country. They accumulate 51.4 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, which ranks 77th in the nation.
Idaho allows 272.2 passing yards per game, ranking 111th in D-1, and they allow 33.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 104th. They give up 22.1 completions on 34.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.2. The Vandals allow 168.9 rushing yards per game on 36.4 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 65th in the country. Idaho allows 441.1 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 95th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 47.9 yards per game, ranking them 38th among D-1 teams.
Texas State averages 22.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 113th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24.8 passes per game on 38.3 attempts for a 64.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 248.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 49th in Division 1. The Bobcats run for an average of 78.5 yards per game on 34 attempts for an average of 2.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 128th on the ground. They also run 72.3 plays per game and average 4.5 yards per play for a total of 327.3 yards per game, ranking them 122nd in the country on offense. The Bobcats get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 108th in the nation. They average 60.6 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 41st in college football.
Texas State allows an average of 248.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 90th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 40 points per contest, which has them ranked 120th in the nation. They give up 20.3 completions on 30.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7 per game. The Bobcats allow 242.9 rushing yards per contest on 46.3 carries for a 5.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 119th in the country. Texas State allows 491.5 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 119th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 7.1 penalties for 61.6 yards in each contest, ranking 98th in the nation.
Idaho Betting Trends
Idaho is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Idaho has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Texas State Betting Trends
Texas State is 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Texas State has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
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Josh's Pick: Take Texas State +8
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