Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Texas State Bobcats take on the Georgia State Panthers on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Georgia Dome. The opening line for this game has Georgia State as 8.5 point favorites. This season the Bobcats are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Panthers have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Tyler Jones finished with 475 yards through the air for Texas State last week. He completed 31 passes out of 40 attempts for a 78% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led in rushing by Stedman Mayberry, who finished with 69 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Thurman Morbley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 133 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Texas State got a total of 34 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 25 came through the air. They ran 92 total plays for 670 yards for the game. The Bobcats ran for 130 yards on 50 attempts.
Conner Manning finished with 153 yards passing for Georgia State last week. He went 19 for 44, resulting in a 43% completion percentage. The Panthers were led on the ground by Kyler Neal, who finished with 46 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Robert Davis led the team in receiving with 56 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Georgia State had 16 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 241 yards for the contest. The Panthers ran for 88 yards on 25 carries as a team.
Texas State scores 27.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 81st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 26 passes on 39 attempts for a 66.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 293 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 31st in college football. The Bobcats run for an average of 72.8 yards per game on 35.3 attempts for an average of 2.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 127th in the nation. They also run 74.3 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 365.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 95th overall this season. The Bobcats average 19.8 first downs per game which ranks them 92nd in the country. They accumulate 56.8 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 56th in the nation.
Texas State allows 292.3 passing yards per game, ranking 112th in D-1, and they allow 44.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 127th. They give up 22 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.7. The Bobcats allow 228.5 rushing yards per game on 42.8 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 114th in the country. Texas State allows 520.8 total yards per game including 6.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 125th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 58 yards per game, ranking them 84th among D-1 teams.
Georgia State averages 13.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 128th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.3 passes per game on 35.3 attempts for a 51.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 189.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 100th in Division 1. The Panthers run for an average of 56.3 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 2.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 128th on the ground. They also run 57.3 plays per game and average 4.3 yards per play for a total of 246 yards per game, ranking them 128th in the country on offense. The Panthers get an average of 13.3 first downs per game, which ranks 128th in the nation. They average 48 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 93rd in college football.
Georgia State allows an average of 138.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 4th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 80th in the nation. They give up 12.3 completions on 23.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.7 per game. The Panthers allow 298.5 rushing yards per contest on 58 carries for a 5.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 127th in the country. Georgia State allows 436.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 92nd in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 4 penalties for 42.5 yards in each contest, ranking 13th in the nation.
Texas State Betting Trends
Texas State is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Texas State has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Georgia State Betting Trends
Georgia State is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia State has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 DB Frankie Griffen Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Georgia State
09/29/16 LB Easy Anyama Achilles out for season
10/02/16 DE Mackendy Cheridor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Texas State
10/02/16 WR Todd Boyd Back "?" Saturday vs. Texas State
Josh's Pick: Take Texas State
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