Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Texas State Bobcats Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Texas State Bobcats
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Bobcat Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Appalachian State (-17)
Brady McBride and the Texas State Bobcats (1-7) play the Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-1) at Bobcat Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Appalachian State opens this matchup as 17-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 57.5.
In their last game, the Appalachian State Mountaineers played the UL Monroe Warhawks and went home with the win by a score of 31-13. Zac Thomas went 13/18 with 152 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception for the game. Zac Thomas led the team in rushing in this outing. He broke a long run for 24 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 109 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he was running for 9.9 yards per carry. Malik Williams led the team in receiving yardage by earning 60 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 10.0 yards per catch in this outing.
The Mountaineers have earned 2,412 total yards this season. As a team they are averaging 288.2 yards rushing which has them sitting 5th in the country. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Appalachian State has compiled 8 touchdowns via the pass and 15 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Appalachian State Mountaineers hold an average of 34.0 points per contest. When talking about yards through the air, the Mountaineers have allowed 940 yards which ranks them 47th in the country. During this campaign, they have surrendered 312.0 yards per game putting them at 29th in Division 1. The Mountaineers rank 26th in D-1 in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 17.6 PPG. They are giving up an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt and 124.0 rushing yards per game so far this year. Over the course of their 5 games, they are conceding 188.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 46.8%. Overall, they have conceded 620 yards via the ground game in 5 contests.
For his career, Thomas has thrown for a total of 5,761 yards with 57 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Since his college career started, he has taken off and run 241 times totaling 1,227 yards. His QB rating is 149.4 with a TD percentage of 7.7% and an interception percentage of 2.2%. He is throwing for 169.4 yards per contest. Zac Thomas has completed 467 of his attempted career 741 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.0%.
In their last game, the Texas State Bobcats took on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and took the loss by a score of 44-34. Brady McBride went 14/32 with 166 yards via the pass and added 1 touchdown. He walked away with 3 picks for the contest. Brock Sturges paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 40 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns in this outing. He scurried for 128 yards via 17 carries which gave him an average of 7.5 yards per carry. Marcell Barbee was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 62 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 31.0 yards per catch for the game.
For the season to this point, the Bobcats have thrown for a total of 1,742 yards through the air along with holding an average of 217.8 throwing yards per contest, which has them ranked 65th in D-1. The Texas State Bobcats hold an average of 362.8 yards per outing ranking them 79th in the country. They have an average of 145.0 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,160 yards overall. When looking at their ability to score points, the Bobcats currently rank 65th in the nation scoring 27.0 points per outing. The Bobcats are allowing 35.8 points per game, which has them sitting 93rd in the country. This season, they have relinquished 286 points. Texas State has conceded a total of 1,478 yards on the ground (184.8 yards per outing) as well as 17 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have conceded 17 touchdowns via the pass and 299.8 yards/contest, which has them sitting 103rd in the country.
In 11 contests in his college career, Brady McBride has completed 122 of his 212 attempts for 1,213 yards. He averages 110.3 yds per game through the air with a 112.1 QB rating. McBride has thrown for 9 touchdowns while tossing 8 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has run for 66 yards on 57 attempts. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 4.2% and his interception percentage is 3.8%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bobcats +17 and over 57.5 total points
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