Texas State Bobcats vs Troy Trojans Prediction, 10/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas State Bobcats vs Troy Trojans
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Texas State (+8)
Brady McBride and the Texas State Bobcats (1-3) go to Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Troy Trojans (1-1). Troy opens this matchup as 8-point favorites. The total opens at 64.5.
In their last outing, the Texas State Bobcats played the Boston College Eagles and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 24-21. Brady McBride went 19/29 with 229 yards via the pass and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. Calvin Hill led the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 17 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this outing. He rushed for 49 yards on 12 carries which meant he was running for 4.1 yards per run. Drue Jackson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 54 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 18.0 yards per catch in this contest.
The Bobcats have earned 1,651 total yards for the season. Offensively they maintain an average of 147.5 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 46th in the nation. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Texas State has amassed 10 touchdowns via the pass and 6 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Texas State Bobcats are sitting at 32.8 points per game. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Bobcats have given up 1,123 yds which has them ranked 84th in Division 1. During this campaign, they have given up 447.5 yards per game putting them 68th in the nation. The Bobcats sit in 62nd in college football when it comes to team defense, conceding 30.8 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush on the ground and 166.8 yards on the ground per game for the year. During their 4 games played this year, they have conceded 280.8 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 69.6%. During this campaign, they have given up 667 yards via the running game in 4 outings.
For his collegiate career, McBride has thrown for 544 yards with 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has left the pocket to run 29 times for a total of 20 yards. He has a QB rating of 123.0 with a touchdown rate of 4.9% and an interception percentage of 3.7%. He is averaging 77.7 yards per game. Brady McBride has completed 48 of his career 82 throws for a completion percentage of 58.5%.
In their last game, the Troy Trojans played the BYU Cougars and left there with a loss by a score of 48-7. Gunnar Watson went 21/33 with 162 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He ended the game without an interception. Kimani Vidal led the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 23 yards on 4 carries which gave him an average of 5.8 yards per carry. Tray Eafford led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 59 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 29.5 yards per reception in this game.
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Trojans rank 52nd in the nation by scoring 27.0 points per contest. For the season so far, the Trojans currently sit at 418 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 209.0 passing yards per game, which is ranked 54th in Division 1. They maintain an average of 129.5 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 259 yards for this year. The Troy Trojans maintain an average of 338.5 yards/contest which has them sitting 62nd in D-1. Troy has yielded a total of 281 yards via the ground game (140.5 yards/game) in addition to 5 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. The Trojans are conceding 31.0 points per game, which has them 63rd in Division 1. In total, they have conceded 62 total points. They have surrendered 3 touchdowns through the air and 313.0 yards/game, ranking them 78th in college football.
Watson has thrown 2 touchdowns compared to 1 pick in his career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 1.9% and his interception percentage is 1.0%. He has scampered for -48 yards on 18 attempts. He is averaging 68.0 yards per game through the air with a 113.7 QB rating. During the 8 contests in his college career, Gunnar Watson has completed 68 of 104 attempts for 544 yds.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Trojans -8
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