Saturday, September 17, 2016
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
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The Texas State Bobcats take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The opening line for this game has Arkansas as 32 point favorites. This season the Bobcats are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Razorbacks have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Tyler Jones finished with 418 yards through the air for Texas State last week. He completed 40 passes out of 55 attempts for a 73% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led in rushing by Stedman Mayberry, who finished with 79 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Eric Luna was the team leader in receiving with a total of 90 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Texas State got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 20 came through the air. They ran 98 total plays for 546 yards for the game. The Bobcats ran for 106 yards on 42 attempts.
Austin Allen finished with 223 yards through the air for Arkansas last week. He completed 17 passes out of 29 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Razorbacks were led in rushing by Rawleigh Williams III, who finished with 137 yards on 28 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Drew Morgan was the team leader in receiving with a total of 93 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Arkansas got a total of 20 first downs in that game. 9 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 403 yards for the game. The Razorbacks ran for 180 yards on 43 attempts.
Texas State scores 56 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 7th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 41 passes on 56 attempts for a 73.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 440 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 4th in college football. The Bobcats run for an average of 106 yards per game on 42 attempts for an average of 2.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 110th in the nation. They also run 98 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 546 yards per game, ranking their offense 18th overall this season. The Bobcats average 29 first downs per game which ranks them 11th in the country. They accumulate 55 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 63rd in the nation.
Texas State allows 380 passing yards per game, ranking 126th in D-1, and they allow 54 points per contest on defense, which ranks 128th. They give up 27 completions on 45 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60. The Bobcats allow 250 rushing yards per game on 51 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 117th in the country. Texas State allows 630 total yards per game including 6.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 127th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 13 penalties for 141 yards per game, ranking them 128th among D-1 teams.
Arkansas averages 31 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 68th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.5 passes per game on 29 attempts for a 63.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 207 yards through the air per game, ranking them 83rd in Division 1. The Razorbacks run for an average of 143 yards per game on 41.5 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 89th on the ground. They also run 70.5 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 350 yards per game, ranking them 97th in the country on offense. The Razorbacks get an average of 20.5 first downs per game, which ranks 75th in the nation. They average 40 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, ranking them 109th in college football.
Arkansas allows an average of 294.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 109th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29 points per contest, which has them ranked 86th in the nation. They give up 27.5 completions on 44.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.8 per game. The Razorbacks allow 137 rushing yards per contest on 27.5 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 63rd in the country. Arkansas allows 431.5 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 98th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 57.5 yards in each contest, ranking 71st in the nation.
Texas State Betting Trends
Texas State is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Texas State has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Arkansas Betting Trends
Arkansas is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Arkansas has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 DB Frankie Griffen Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas
09/07/16 DB Britto Tutt ACL out for season
09/05/16 DB Kevin Richardson II Pectoral out for season
08/19/16 RB T.J. Hammonds Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Texas State
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