Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The Texas State Bobcats take on the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Malone Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Monroe as 4.5 point favorites. This season the Bobcats are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Warhawks have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
Tyler Jones finished with 300 yards through the air for Texas State last week. He completed 27 passes out of 47 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led in rushing by Stedman Mayberry, who finished with 87 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Elijah King was the team leader in receiving with a total of 85 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Texas State got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 17 came through the air. They ran 88 total plays for 420 yards for the game. The Bobcats ran for 120 yards on 41 attempts.
Garrett Smith finished with 302 yards passing for Louisiana Monroe last week. He went 20 for 38, resulting in a 53% completion percentage. The Warhawks were led on the ground by Garrett Smith, who finished with 88 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Xavier Brown led the team in receiving with 96 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 32 yards per reception. Louisiana Monroe had 27 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 523 yards for the contest. The Warhawks ran for 221 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Texas State scores 26.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 87th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 26.2 passes on 40.8 attempts for a 64.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 294.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 25th in college football. The Bobcats run for an average of 82.2 yards per game on 36.4 attempts for an average of 2.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 128th in the nation. They also run 77.2 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 376.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 97th overall this season. The Bobcats average 21.2 first downs per game which ranks them 70th in the country. They accumulate 56.6 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, which ranks 61st in the nation.
Texas State allows 301.8 passing yards per game, ranking 124th in D-1, and they allow 43.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 127th. They give up 23 completions on 35.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.3. The Bobcats allow 221.2 rushing yards per game on 42.2 carries for an average of 5.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 107th in the country. Texas State allows 523 total yards per game including 6.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 127th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties for 58.2 yards per game, ranking them 81st among D-1 teams.
Louisiana Monroe averages 22.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 108th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.8 passes per game on 34.8 attempts for a 56.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 240.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 59th in Division 1. The Warhawks run for an average of 160.6 yards per game on 34.8 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 81st on the ground. They also run 69.6 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 401.4 yards per game, ranking them 77th in the country on offense. The Warhawks get an average of 19.8 first downs per game, which ranks 92nd in the nation. They average 44.8 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, ranking them 107th in college football.
Louisiana Monroe allows an average of 209.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 41st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 39 points per contest, which has them ranked 117th in the nation. They give up 16.8 completions on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 60 per game. The Warhawks allow 297 rushing yards per contest on 52.4 carries for a 5.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 128th in the country. Louisiana Monroe allows 506.8 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 124th in D-1. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 56.4 yards in each contest, ranking 74th in the nation.
Texas State Betting Trends
Texas State is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
Texas State has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Louisiana Monroe Betting Trends
Louisiana Monroe is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Monroe has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 DB Frankie Griffen Concussion "?" Saturday vs. UL Monroe
10/09/16 WR L.G. Williams Concussion "?" Saturday vs. UL Monroe
10/09/16 T Will Copa Concussion "?" Saturday vs. UL Monroe
09/29/16 LB Easy Anyama Achilles out for season
10/07/16 LB Braxton Moore Leg out for season
10/06/16 OL Bobby Reynolds Elbow out indefinitely
10/01/16 RB Tyler Cain Eligibility out for season
09/07/16 OL Keaton Baggs Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Louisiana Monroe
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