Arkansas State at Texas State College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Jim Wacker Field
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves travel to Jim Wacker Field to take on the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Arkansas State as 13.5 point favorites. The Red Wolves have an ATS record of 5-6-0 while their over/under record is 4-7-0. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 6-4-1 against the spread.
Valuable Arkansas State Red Wolves Betting Trends
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 5-6-0 against the spread
Important Texas State Bobcats Betting Trends
The Texas State Bobcats are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The Texas State Bobcats are 6-4-1 against the spread
Key Arkansas State Red Wolves Injuries
11/13/18 TE Javonis Isaac Thigh is out indefinitely
10/14/18 WR Brandon Bowling Leg is out for season
09/04/18 WR Dahu Green Ankle is out for season
Key Texas State Bobcats Injuries
11/17/18 QB Tyler Vitt Undisclosed has been named the starter Saturday vs Troy
11/14/18 CB Jashon Waddy Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Troy
11/14/18 LB John Brannon Concussion is OUT Saturday vs Troy
11/14/18 QB Willie Jones III Shoulder is out for season
10/24/18 DE Dean Taylor Neck is out indefinitely
10/23/18 WR TJ Bedford Dismissed is out for season
10/09/18 S Pierce Withers Pectoral is out for season
08/05/18 RB Anthony Smith ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 44th in Division 1 in points scored with 348. They have run 815 plays this season for 5,085 yards, which ranks them 20th in the nation in total offense. The Red Wolves average 6.2 yards per play, which is 36th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 255 1st downs this year, placing them 29th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arkansas State has run for 1,977 yards as a team, which ranks 53rd in the country. They've run 413 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Red Wolves have been penalized on offense 91 times for 823 yards so far this season, which has them 5th in the nation in penalties. Justice Hansen has thrown for 2,896 yards this season. He has completed 242 passes on 364 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 152.7. He averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Arkansas State is 77th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 310. They have surrendered a total of 4,142 yards on D, which is 62nd in Division 1. The Red Wolves are ranked 64th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 160 passes on 277 attempts against the Arkansas State Red Wolves defense this season, placing them 8th and 7th in the country. The Arkansas State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,978 yards through the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 444 attempts for 2,164 yards this year, putting them in 100th place in D-1 against the run. The Red Wolves have committed 70 penalties for 658 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 92nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Arkansas State is ranked 6th in the nation in punt returns with 28. They've accumulated 231 punt return yards and average 8.3 yards per return, which is 74th in college football. They have returned 30 kicks for 664 yards on special teams, ranking 29th in kick return yardage. The Red Wolves average 22 yards per kick return and they are 16th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,981. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 11, which is 64th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 61%. Arkansas State Red Wolves kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 37 for 41 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,129 yards on 53 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 88th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bobcats have run for 1,524 yards as a team, which ranks 97th in the nation. They've run 406 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 66 times for 528 yards so far this year, which has them 67th in the country in penalties. They are 117th in Division 1 in points scored with 230. They have run 710 plays this year for 3,579 yards, which ranks them 103rd in the nation in total offense. The Texas State Bobcats average 5 yards per play, which is 117th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 193 1st downs this season, ranking them 115th overall as an offensive unit. Tyler Vitt has completed 101 throws while attempting 165 passes for a completion percentage of 61.2%. He has passed for 1,026 yards this year. He averages 4.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 115.3.
The Texas State Bobcats rush defense has given up 435 attempts for 1,971 yards this season, putting them in 84th place in the country against the run. They have had 63 penalties for 578 yards on defense this year. That places them 57th in Division 1. Texas State is 68th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 299. They have given up a total of 4,114 yards on D, which is 58th in the nation. The Bobcats are 43rd in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 206 throws on 363 attempts against the Texas State defense this season, ranking them 77th and 94th in the country. The Texas State Bobcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,143 yards in the air, which is 36th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas State Bobcats have tried 13 field goals this year and made 6, which is 128th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 46%. Texas State kickers have made 87% of their extra points, going 26 for 30 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,390 yards on 63 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 119th in the NCAA in punting average. Texas State is 65th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 197 punt return yards and average 11.6 yards per return, which is 39th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 550 yards on special teams, which puts them 54th in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 21 yards per kick return and they are 115th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,326.
Who will win tonight's Red Wolves/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bobcats +13.5
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