Texas State at Rutgers College Football Picks and Predictions 9/1/2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Bank of America Stadium
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The Texas State Bobcats head to Bank of America Stadium to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Rutgers as 13.5 point favorites. The Bobcats were 5-7-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 6-6-0. The Scarlet Knights were 8-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 6-6-0.
Valuable Texas State Bobcats Betting Trends
The Texas State Bobcats were 6-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Texas State Bobcats were 5-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights were 6-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights were 8-4-0 against the spread last year
Key Texas State Bobcats Injuries
08/05/18 RB Anthony Smith ACL is out for season
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
08/24/18 QB Artur Sitkowski None has been named starter Saturday vs Texas State
07/06/18 DB Blessuan Austin Knee is probable Saturday vs Texas State
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas State Bobcats were 124th in the country in points scored with 208 last season. They ran 854 plays last year for 4,078 yards, which ranked them 92nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Bobcats averaged 4.8 yards per play, which was 122nd in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 232 1st downs last season, ranking them 102nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas State ran for 1,609 yards, which ranked 104th in college football. They ran 480 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Bobcats were penalized on offense 53 times for 458 yards last year, which had them 122nd in the country in penalties. Willie Jones III passed for 281 yards last year. He completed 18 throws while attempting 37 passes for a completion percentage of 48.6%. His quarterback rating last season was 107. He averaged 6.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
Texas State was 100th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 403 last year. They gave up a total of 5,270 yards on D, which was 89th in D-1. The Bobcats were 103rd in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses completed 250 throws on 397 attempts against the Texas State Bobcats defense last season, ranking them 88th and 70th in the nation. The Texas State pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,568 yards in the air, which was 123rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 454 attempts for 1,703 yards last season, putting them in 29th place in the country against the run. The Bobcats had 88 penalties for 780 yards on defense last year. That placed them 102nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Texas State was 70th in the country in punt returns with 18 last season. They totaled 130 punt return yards and averaged 7.2 yards per return, which was 69th in D-1. They returned 31 kicks for 535 yards on special teams, which put them 117th in kick return yardage. The Bobcats averaged 17 yards per kick return and they were 119th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,742. The Texas State Bobcats tried 14 field goals last year and made 10, which was 112th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 71%. Texas State Bobcats kickers made 84% of their extra points, going 22 for 25 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,496 yards on 83 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranked them 58th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Scarlet Knights ran for 1,783 yards as a team last year, which ranked 91st in college football. They ran 437 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights were penalized on offense 71 times for 601 yards last season, which had them 80th in the country in penalties. They were 122nd in the nation in points scored with 216. They ran 712 plays last season for 3,170 yards, which ranked them 125th in Division 1 in total offense. Rutgers averaged 4.5 yards per play, which was 128th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 166 1st downs last year, placing them 129th overall as an offensive unit.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights rush defense allowed 472 attempts for 2,190 yards last year, putting them in 71st place in D-1 against the run. Rutgers committed 82 penalties for 688 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 74th in college football. They were 65th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 340. They surrendered a total of 4,792 yards on D, which was 55th in the country. The Scarlet Knights were ranked 82nd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses completed 206 passes on 361 attempts against the Rutgers defense last season, placing them 36th and 42nd in Division 1. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights pass defense also gave up a total of 2,602 yards through the air, which was 40th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights attempted 10 field goals last season and made 7, which was 121st in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 70%. Scarlet Knights kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 last year. Their punters totaled 3,541 yards on 79 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That placed them 9th in Division 1 in punting average. Rutgers was ranked 69th in the nation in punt returns with 18 last year. They accumulated 121 punt return yards and averaged 6.7 yards per return, which was 77th in college football. They returned 41 kicks for 714 yards on special teams, ranking 73rd in kick return yardage. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights averaged 17 yards per kick return and they were 129th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,006.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bobcats +13.5
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