Texas State at Troy College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Veterans Memorial Stadium
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The Troy Trojans host the Texas State Bobcats at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Troy as 22.5 point favorites. The Trojans have an over/under record of 7-3-0 and they are 7-2-1 against the spread. The Bobcats have an ATS record of 5-4-1 while their over/under record is 4-6-0.
Valuable Texas State Bobcats Betting Trends
The Texas State Bobcats are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Texas State Bobcats are 5-4-1 against the spread
Important Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The Troy Trojans are 7-2-1 against the spread
Key Texas State Bobcats Injuries
11/11/18 QB Willie Jones III Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Troy
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
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
11/11/18 WR Deondre Douglas Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Texas State
11/11/18 WR Tray Eafford Shoulder left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Texas State
10/08/18 QB Kaleb Barker ACL is out for season
09/08/18 RB Jamarius Henderson Suspension is out for season
09/08/18 WR Traveon Samuel Suspension is out indefinitely
08/28/18 LB Zo Bridges Eligibility is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas State Bobcats have run for 1,395 yards as a team, which ranks 97th in college football. They've run 370 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 64 times for 518 yards so far this season, which has them 54th in the country in penalties. They are 113th in the nation in points scored with 223. They have run 650 plays this season for 3,295 yards, which ranks them 100th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bobcats average 5.1 yards per play, which is 111th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 179 1st downs this year, placing them 109th overall as an offensive unit. Willie Jones averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 73 passes on 131 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 133.4. He has thrown for 984 yards this season.
The Bobcats rush defense has allowed 388 attempts for 1,830 yards this year, putting them in 86th place in D-1 against the run. Texas State has committed 59 penalties for 552 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 69th in college football. They are 78th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 287. They have surrendered a total of 3,894 yards on D, which is 70th in the country. The Bobcats are ranked 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 193 passes on 336 attempts against the Texas State Bobcats defense this season, placing them 88th and 94th in Division 1. The Texas State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,064 yards through the air, which is 45th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas State Bobcats have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 6, which is 122nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 46%. Texas State Bobcats kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 25 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,131 yards on 57 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 124th in Division 1 in punting average. Texas State is ranked 57th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 194 punt return yards and average 12.1 yards per return, which is 34th in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 537 yards on special teams, ranking 45th in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 22 yards per kick return and they are 106th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,026.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans are 36th in the country in points scored with 335. They have run 645 plays this year for 4,183 yards, which ranks them 68th in Division 1 in total offense. The Troy Trojans average 6.5 yards per play, which is 20th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 200 1st downs this season, ranking them 78th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Troy has run for 1,953 yards as a unit, which ranks 46th in college football. They've run 378 times, averaging 5.2 yards per rush as a unit. Troy has been penalized on offense 72 times for 593 yards so far this year, which has them 34th in the country in penalties. Sawyer Smith has passed for 1,110 yards this year. He's completed 83 throws while attempting 125 passes for a completion percentage of 66.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 158.4. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt.
Troy is 38th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 226. They have given up a total of 3,549 yards on D, which is 40th in D-1. The Trojans are 39th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 186 throws on 306 attempts against the Troy defense this season, ranking them 73rd and 68th in the nation. The Troy Trojans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,308 yards in the air, which is 75th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 394 attempts for 1,241 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the country against the run. The Trojans have had 55 penalties for 528 yards on defense this year. That places them 52nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Troy is 44th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 188 punt return yards and average 11.1 yards per return, which is 42nd in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 710 yards on special teams, which puts them 18th in kick return yardage. The Troy Trojans average 25 yards per kick return and they are 34th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,081. The Trojans have tried 18 field goals this year and made 13, which is 35th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 72%. Troy kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 38 for 38 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,682 yards on 38 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 20th 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 +22.5
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