Saturday, November 26, 2016
Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium
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The Troy Trojans take on the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium. The opening line for this game has Troy as 26.5 point favorites. This season the Trojans are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-1. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
Brandon Silvers finished with 207 yards through the air for Troy last week. He completed 20 passes out of 39 attempts for a 51% completion percentage. The Trojans were led in rushing by Jordan Chunn, who finished with 51 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Emanuel Thompson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 117 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Troy got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 63 total plays for 262 yards for the game. The Trojans ran for 55 yards on 24 attempts.
Tyler Jones finished with 97 yards passing for Texas State last week. He went 13 for 22, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led on the ground by Stedman Mayberry, who finished with 61 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Mason Hays led the team in receiving with 100 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Texas State had 17 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 75 total plays for 342 yards for the contest. The Bobcats ran for 153 yards on 41 carries as a team.
Troy scores 34.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 36th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 24.1 passes on 38 attempts for a 63.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 270.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 31st in college football. The Trojans run for an average of 183.2 yards per game on 38 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 60th in the nation. They also run 76 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 453.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 37th overall this season. The Trojans average 23.8 first downs per game which ranks them 27th in the country. They accumulate 67.3 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties, which ranks 13th in the nation.
Troy allows 256.6 passing yards per game, ranking 101st in D-1, and they allow 22.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 35th. They give up 20.3 completions on 38.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.7. The Trojans allow 115.7 rushing yards per game on 35.1 carries for an average of 3.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 15th in the country. Troy allows 372.3 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 39th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.1 penalties for 65.6 yards per game, ranking them 112th among D-1 teams.
Texas State averages 20.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 120th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.1 passes per game on 35.9 attempts for a 64.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 237.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 58th in Division 1. The Bobcats run for an average of 76.3 yards per game on 34.1 attempts for an average of 2.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 128th on the ground. They also run 70 plays per game and average 4.5 yards per play for a total of 313.5 yards per game, ranking them 123rd in the country on offense. The Bobcats get an average of 18.2 first downs per game, which ranks 114th in the nation. They average 54.4 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 66th in college football.
Texas State allows an average of 255.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 99th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 41.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 125th in the nation. They give up 21.1 completions on 31.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.2 per game. The Bobcats allow 234.9 rushing yards per contest on 45.4 carries for a 5.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 115th in the country. Texas State allows 490.5 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 121st in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 8.1 penalties for 71.7 yards in each contest, ranking 121st in the nation.
Troy Betting Trends
Troy is 4-5-1 against the over/under this season
Troy has an ATS record of 5-5-0 this season
Texas State Betting Trends
Texas State is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Texas State has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/29/16 WR Clark Quisenberry Academics out for season
11/20/16 WR Elijah King Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Troy
09/29/16 LB Easy Anyama Achilles out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Texas State +26.5
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