Louisiana Monroe at Texas State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium
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The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks travel to Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium to take on the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has UL Monroe as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 59. The Warhawks have an ATS record of 3-1-0 while their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Louisiana Monroe Warhawks Betting Trends
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Texas State Bobcats Betting Trends
The Texas State Bobcats are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Texas State Bobcats are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Monroe Warhawks Injuries
10/01/17 OL Keaton Baggs ACL "?" Saturday vs. Texas State
10/01/17 DT Tyler Johnson Ankle missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Texas State
09/26/17 DB Collin Turner Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/26/17 S Luke Hedrick Rest out for season
09/26/17 DB Nick Ingram Knee out for season
09/21/17 LB Jarred Dunn Undisclosed out for season
Key Texas State Bobcats Injuries
10/01/17 WR Dennis Johnson Jr. Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. UL Monroe
10/01/17 WR Thurman Morbley Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. UL Monroe
09/28/17 DE Ishmael Davis Knee out for season
09/28/17 WR Mason Hays Leg out indefinitely
08/16/17 CB Anthony Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are 42nd in Division 1 in points scored with 153. They have run 289 plays this season for 1,692 yards, which ranks them 97th in the nation in total offense. The Warhawks average 5.9 yards per play, which is 57th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 83 1st downs this year, placing them 100th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisiana Monroe has run for 857 yards as a team, which ranks 46th in the country. They've run 171 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Warhawks have been penalized on offense 26 times for 229 yards so far this season, which has them 80th in the nation in penalties. Caleb Evans has thrown for 503 yards this season. He has completed 46 passes on 72 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 131.7. He averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Louisiana Monroe is 108th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 158. They have surrendered a total of 1,917 yards on D, which is 87th in Division 1. The Warhawks are ranked 110th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opposing offenses have completed 69 passes on 132 attempts against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks defense this season, placing them 29th and 41st in the country. The Louisiana Monroe pass defense has also given up a total of 971 yards through the air, which is 59th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 172 attempts for 946 yards this year, putting them in 106th place in D-1 against the run. The Warhawks have committed 34 penalties for 336 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 109th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana Monroe is ranked 48th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 44 punt return yards and average 5.5 yards per return, which is 77th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 406 yards on special teams, ranking 20th in kick return yardage. The Warhawks average 20 yards per kick return and they are 72nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,142. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 113th in D-1. Louisiana Monroe Warhawks kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,157 yards on 28 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 68th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bobcats have run for 629 yards as a team, which ranks 91st in the nation. They've run 207 times, averaging 3 yards per rush as a unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 23 times for 226 yards so far this year, which has them 94th in the country in penalties. They are 124th in Division 1 in points scored with 60. They have run 338 plays this year for 1,439 yards, which ranks them 101st in the nation in total offense. The Texas State Bobcats average 4.3 yards per play, which is 126th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 85 1st downs this season, ranking them 90th overall as an offensive unit. Damian Williams has completed 56 throws while attempting 103 passes for a completion percentage of 54.4%. He has passed for 646 yards this year. He averages 5.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 107.6.
The Texas State Bobcats rush defense has given up 187 attempts for 711 yards this season, putting them in 73rd place in the country against the run. They have had 39 penalties for 393 yards on defense this year. That places them 124th in Division 1. Texas State is 107th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 157. They have given up a total of 1,877 yards on D, which is 83rd in the nation. The Bobcats are 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 93 throws on 149 attempts against the Texas State defense this season, ranking them 83rd and 73rd in the country. The Texas State Bobcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,166 yards in the air, which is 88th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas State Bobcats have tried 10 field goals this year and made 6, which is 48th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Texas State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,448 yards on 33 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 33rd in the NCAA in punting average. Texas State is 53rd in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 58 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 60th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 178 yards on special teams, which puts them 104th in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 16 yards per kick return and they are 114th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,675.
Who will win tonight's Warhawks/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Warhawks -7.5
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