South Alabama Jaguars vs Texas State Bobcats Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs Texas State Bobcats
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Bobcats (+2.5)
The South Alabama Jaguars (3-1) are hitting the road to Bobcat Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Texas State Bobcats (1-3). South Alabama opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 53.5.
The South Alabama Jaguars step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Jaguars stepped onto the field against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and took a loss by a score of 20-18. Bryan Hill was the rushing leader for the Jaguars with 22 totes for 81 yards (3.7 yds per carry). Jake Bentley finished 19/29 with 243 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 135.9 and walked away from the game without throwing a pick. Against the run, the Jaguars conceded 225 yds on 33 attempts, which averages out to 6.8 yds per rush allowed. South Alabama allowed 10 completions on 21 tries for 58 yards, and a completion rate of 47.6%. When all was said and done, they ran 72 plays which gave them a total of 387 yards. The South Alabama Jaguars ran the football 43 different times and recorded 144 yds, which came out to an average of 3.3 yards per carry.
Regarding scoring points, the South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 24.8 points per contest. As a unit they average 133.8 yards in the run game which ranks them 93rd in the nation. The Jaguars have earned 1,462 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, South Alabama has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns. South Alabama has amassed 71 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 20 infractions for 232 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 6 times.
The Jaguars are sitting in 33rd in Division 1 concerning team defense, giving up 16.8 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.1 yards per rush and 98.0 rushing yards per game so far this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 392 rushing yards through 4 outings. Regarding passing yards, the Jaguars have conceded 764 yards which ranks them 28th in the country. They are giving up 191.0 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 56.3%. During this campaign, they are conceding 289.0 yards/contest which ranks them 29th in the nation. They have yielded 2 touchdowns via the pass as well as 5 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Bobcats step onto the field holding a record of 1-3 for this season. For their last game, the Bobcats took a loss by a final score of 59-21 against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Brock Sturges carried the rock 14 times for 68 yds, ending the game with 4.9 yds per attempt for Texas State. Brady McBride (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 187 yds on 16/25 passing while his QB rating was 166.4. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 7.5. Texas State gave up 44 running attempts for 242 yards (5.5 yards per carry). The Bobcats passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 62.9%, relinquishing 257 yards on 22 out of 35 through the air. The Bobcats finished with a total of 299 yds while they ran 62 plays (4.8 yds per play). Texas State rushed for 3.0 yds per carry, finishing with 112 yards on 37 attempts.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Bobcats currently sit 91st in the country holding an average of 24.5 points per outing. During the season thus far, the Bobcats have racked up 786 yards through the air as well as an average of 196.5 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 93rd in D-1. The Texas State Bobcats average 332.5 yards/game, which ranks them 113th in Division 1. The Texas State offense has accrued 280 yards of penalties on 25 violations, which has them sitting 101st in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition.
Texas State has conceded a total of 703 rushing yards (175.8 yards per game) and 8 touchdowns on the ground on the year. They have allowed 10 touchdowns via the pass and 260.0 yards/contest, which has them sitting 120th in college football. The Bobcats defense has been on the field for 290 plays, which ranks 34th in D-1. The Bobcats are giving up 36.8 PPG, which has them ranked 133rd in college football. This year, they have allowed 147 pts.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jaguars -2.5
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