Louisiana Monroe vs Texas State Odds and Picks Against the Spread
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Gresch Jensen and the Texas State Bobcats host the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Bobcat Stadium on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Texas State opens this matchup as 2-point underdogs. The Warhawks are 1-2-0 ATS and 2-1-0 when betting on the total. The Bobcats are 2-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-3-1 against the spread.
Key Louisiana Monroe Warhawks Injuries
10/06/19 LB Chase Day Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs Texas State
Key Texas State Bobcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
In their last outing, the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks went up against the Memphis Tigers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 52-33. Josh Johnson led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 31 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 119 yards via 19 carries which had him averaging 6.3 yards per carry. Josh Pederson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 82 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 11.7 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Warhawks was Caleb Evans who went 23/44 with 286 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He gave away 1 interception during the game. The Warhawks ended up running the ball 44 times and totaled 256 yards which had them averaging 5.8 yards per rush. For the game, the Warhawks racked up 30 first downs and they had a total of 11 penalties for 114 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. On the day, they ran 89 plays for a total of 575 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Louisiana Monroe allowed 15 catches on 24 throws for a total of 249 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. In the game, they conceded 535 yards and earned 2 turnovers. Against the run, the Warhawks allowed 286 yards on 36 tries which gave the opponent an average of 7.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Warhawks head into this game 2-3 this year. For total yardage, they currently sit at 4th in the Sun Belt Conference and 39th in D-1 with 2,350 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 31.6 points per contest, which has them at 59th in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 224.2 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the Sun Belt. The Warhawks have one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 39 points per game which has them at 9th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Warhawks have conceded 1,229 yards. Opponents are completing 64.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.1 yards per try. When it comes to rushing yards, Louisiana Monroe is giving up 256.2 yards per contest which has them at 11th in the Sun Belt Conference and 130th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 6 yards per rush ranking them 10th in the Sun Belt Conference and 128th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 1,281 rushing yards through 5 contests.
In their last outing, the Texas State Bobcats went up against the Nicholls Colonels and ended up getting the victory by a score of 24-3. Running the show from under center for the Bobcats was Gresch Jensen who went 22/29 with 253 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Caleb Twyford paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 21 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 73 yards via 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.3 yards per tote. Javen Banks was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 77 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 36.5 yards per catch for the game. The Bobcats ran the ball 34 times and totaled 109 yards which had them averaging 3.2 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the Bobcats got 16 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 70 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. Overall, they ran 63 plays which added up to 362 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Texas State gave up 15 catches on 27 attempts for a total of 145 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. Against the run, the Bobcats gave up 75 yards on 28 runs which gave them an average of 2.7 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 220 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The Bobcats step onto the field holding a record of 2-3. In discussing the offensive production, the Bobcats have one of the worst offenses in college football. Texas State hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 80.8 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 129th in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 404 rushing yards through 5 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Bobcats average 323.2 yards per game overall ranking them 119th in the country and 9th in the conference. The Bobcats are giving up 29.6 points per contest which puts them at 5th in the Sun Belt Conference and 91st in the country. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 148 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are giving up 221 yards per game which puts them at 121st in Division 1 and 9th in the Sun Belt. This year, they have allowed 1,105 yards on the ground and 9 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the best groups in the nation. They are conceding 189.6 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bobcats currently sit at 3rd in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Warhawks/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bobcats +2
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