Saturday, September 3, 2016
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The Texas State Bobcats take on the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Peden Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 21 point favorites and the over/under was set at 57. Last season the Bobcats were 3-9-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 6-5-1. The Bobcats had an over/under record of 8-5-0 and they were 9-4-0 against the spread.
Texas State scored 26.9 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 80th in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 20.8 passes on 35.9 attempts for a 57.8 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 229.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 58th in college football. The Bobcats ran for an average of 189 yards per game on 39.2 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranked them 42nd in the nation. They also ran 75.1 plays per contest and averaged 5.6 yards per play for an average of 418.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 53rd overall last season. The Bobcats averaged 21.3 first downs per game which ranked them 55th in the country. They accumulated 55.9 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, which ranked 59th in the nation.
Texas State allowed 263.8 passing yards per game, ranking 109th in D-1, and they allowed 39.2 points per contest on defense, which ranked 120th. They gave up 19 completions on 29.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65. The Bobcats allowed 258.8 rushing yards per game on 45.2 carries for a 5.7 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 123rd in the country. Texas State allowed 522.7 total yards per game including 7 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 125th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.2 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 7.1 penalties for 57.8 yards per game, ranking them 84th among D-1 teams.
Ohio averaged 27.5 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 75th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 18.5 passes per game on 31.2 attempts for a 59.5 percent completion percentage. They threw for 232.8 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 56th in Division 1. The Bobcats ran for an average of 180.9 yards per game on 42 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 51st on the ground. They also ran 73.2 plays per game and averaged 5.7 yards per play for a total of 413.7 yards per game, ranking them 56th in the country on offense. The Bobcats got an average of 21.8 first downs per game, which ranked 46th in the nation. They averaged 72.2 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 8th in college football.
Ohio allowed an average of 209.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 44th in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 25.3 points per contest, which had them ranked 46th in the nation. They gave up 19.3 completions on 32.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.3 per game. The Bobcats allowed 168.2 rushing yards per contest on 33.7 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 66th in the country. Ohio allowed 377.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranked 50th in D-1. They forced 1.7 turnovers per contest and 7.5 penalties for 65.4 yards in each contest, ranking 114th in the nation.
Tyler Jones finished his last game of last season with 312 yards through the air for Texas State. He completed 24 passes out of 43 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led in rushing by Tyler Siudzinski, who finished with 170 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Brandon Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 115 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game Texas State got a total of 23 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 14 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 83 total plays for 503 yards for the game. The Bobcats ran for 191 yards on 40 attempts.
JD Sprague finished his last game of last season with 132 yards through the air for Ohio. He completed 14 passes out of 28 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led in rushing by A.J. Ouellette, who finished with 45 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Brendan Cope was the team leader in receiving with a total of 46 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. Ohio got a total of 15 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 8 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 65 total plays for 272 yards for the game. The Bobcats ran for 107 yards on 36 attempts.
Texas State Betting Trends
Texas State were 6-5-1 against the over/under last season
Texas State had an ATS record of 3-9-0 last season
Ohio Betting Trends
Ohio were 8-5-0 against the over/under last season
Ohio had an ATS record of 9-4-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
08/25/16 DB Frankie Griffen Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Ohio
08/25/16 OL Jared McCray Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Texas State
08/25/16 WR Sebastian Smith Groin doubtful Saturday vs. Texas State
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio
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