Texas State Bobcats vs UL Monroe Warhawks Prediction, 9/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas State Bobcats vs UL Monroe Warhawks
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Malone Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Texas State (-1)
Malone Stadium is the venue where Colby Suits and the UL Monroe Warhawks will play the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday. UL Monroe opens this contest as 1-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 60.
Last week the Texas State Bobcats took the field against the UTSA Roadrunners and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 51-48. Brock Sturges paced the team on the ground in the contest. He tore off a long run of 21 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for game. He scurried for 69 yards by way of 16 carries which had him averaging 4.3 yards per carry. Marcell Barbee led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 75 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 18.8 yards per catch in this contest. Tyler Vitt went 26/39 with 346 yards by way of passing and added 4 touchdowns. He walked away with 2 picks for the game.
The Bobcats head into this game after finishing 3-9 for last year. They are a low scoring offensive team in the conference and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yardage, they sat at 11th in the Sun Belt and 122nd in D-1 with 3,814 yards. They were one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 18.4 points per contest, putting them 122nd in D-1. As a team, they had an average of 76.7 rushing yards per game which was 11th in the Sun Belt.
The Bobcats had one of the worst defenses in the nation giving up 32.6 points per game, ranking them 6th in the Sun Belt and 106th in Division 1. When it comes to passing yards, the Bobcats allowed 2,893 yards. Teams completed 63.6% of the throws they attempted against them and averaged 7.4 yards per try. In terms of rushing yards, Texas State gave up 216.8 yards per contest putting them 8th in the Sun Belt Conference and 118th in D-1. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.7 yards per rush which had them at 7th in the conference and 96th in D-1 overall. In total, they conceded 2,602 rushing yards through 12 contests.
Last week the UL Monroe Warhawks took on the Army Black Knights and left there with a loss by a score of 37-7. Josh Johnson led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 25 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for a total of 38 yards on 12 carries which meant he averaged 3.2 yards per tote. Josh Pederson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 56 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 11.2 yards per catch for that game. Colby Suits went 14/19 with 148 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Warhawks step onto the field after holding a record of 5-7. UL Monroe made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 207.7 yards per game, putting them 26th in the country. As a unit, they compiled a total of 2,492 yards rushing through 12 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Warhawks averaged 461.1 yards per game overall putting them 17th in Division 1 and 2nd in the Sun Belt. When talking about the points that were being put on the board, the Warhawks sat in 5th in the Sun Belt Conference and 44th out of all the teams in the nation averaging 31.6 points per contest.
The Warhawks conceded 38.7 points per contest which put them at 10th in the Sun Belt Conference and 126th in D-1. When it comes to points given up, they allowed 464 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they gave up 252.7 yards per contest which put them at 127th in the country and 10th in the Sun Belt Conference. Last year, they gave up a total of 3,032 yards rushing. Their passing defense was one of the mediocre units in college football. They gave up 230.8 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Warhawks ranked 7th in the Sun Belt.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Warhawks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Warhawks +1
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