Texas State at Troy College Football Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium
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The Troy Trojans host the Texas State Bobcats at Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Troy as 24 point favorites. The Trojans have an over/under record of 2-8-0 and they are 3-7-0 against the spread. The Bobcats have an ATS record of 4-6-0 while their over/under record is 5-5-0.
Valuable Texas State Bobcats Betting Trends
The Texas State Bobcats are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Texas State Bobcats are 4-6-0 against the spread
Important Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The Troy Trojans are 3-7-0 against the spread
Key Texas State Bobcats Injuries
11/12/17 DE Jeff Banks Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas State
10/10/17 DT Nick Wilkins Undisclosed out for season
09/28/17 DE Ishmael Davis Knee out for season
09/28/17 WR Mason Hays Leg out indefinitely
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
09/02/17 CB Orlando Lacey Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas State Bobcats have run for 1,456 yards as a team, which ranks 99th in college football. They've run 435 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 48 times for 413 yards so far this season, which has them 115th in the country in penalties. They are 121st in the nation in points scored with 198. They have run 788 plays this season for 3,777 yards, which ranks them 78th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bobcats average 4.8 yards per play, which is 119th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 217 1st downs this year, placing them 81st overall as an offensive unit. Damian Williams averages 6.1 yards per pass attempt and 5.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 182 passes on 316 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 116.9. He has thrown for 1,925 yards this season.
The Bobcats rush defense has allowed 422 attempts for 1,549 yards this year, putting them in 43rd place in D-1 against the run. Texas State has committed 85 penalties for 765 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 118th in college football. They are 94th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 341. They have surrendered a total of 4,629 yards on D, which is 90th in the country. The Bobcats are ranked 87th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 224 passes on 362 attempts against the Texas State Bobcats defense this season, placing them 107th and 101st in Division 1. The Texas State pass defense has also given up a total of 3,080 yards through the air, which is 124th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas State Bobcats have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 9, which is 102nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Texas State Bobcats kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 21 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,183 yards on 74 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 33rd in Division 1 in punting average. Texas State is ranked 58th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 125 punt return yards and average 7.8 yards per return, which is 54th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 446 yards on special teams, ranking 114th in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 17 yards per kick return and they are 114th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,348.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans are 93rd in the country in points scored with 266. They have run 668 plays this year for 4,071 yards, which ranks them 68th in Division 1 in total offense. The Troy Trojans average 6.1 yards per play, which is 45th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 207 1st downs this season, ranking them 95th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Troy has run for 1,604 yards as a unit, which ranks 87th in college football. They've run 315 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. Troy has been penalized on offense 73 times for 601 yards so far this year, which has them 36th in the country in penalties. Brandon Silvers has passed for 2,359 yards this year. He's completed 214 throws while attempting 341 passes for a completion percentage of 62.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 124.1. He averages 6.5 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt.
Troy is 9th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 176. They have given up a total of 3,199 yards on D, which is 8th in D-1. The Trojans are 16th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 187 throws on 312 attempts against the Troy defense this season, ranking them 50th and 35th in the nation. The Troy Trojans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,120 yards in the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 364 attempts for 1,079 yards this season, putting them in 4th place in the country against the run. The Trojans have had 63 penalties for 560 yards on defense this year. That places them 60th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Troy is 30th in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 155 punt return yards and average 7.8 yards per return, which is 55th in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 661 yards on special teams, which puts them 60th in kick return yardage. The Troy Trojans average 29 yards per kick return and they are 89th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,887. The Trojans have tried 14 field goals this year and made 8, which is 106th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Troy kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 30 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,659 yards on 40 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 73rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bobcats +24
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