Texas State Bobcats vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas State Bobcats vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (-5)
The Texas State Bobcats (1-2) are hitting the road to Rynearson Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-1). Texas State is 5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 58.5.
The Texas State Bobcats step onto the field holding a record of 1-2 this season. In their last contest, the Bobcats took on the Incarnate Word Cardinals and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 42-34. Brady McBride went 25/41 with 278 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 134.0 and ended the game with no interceptions. Calvin Hill led the offense in rushing for the Bobcats with 16 carries for 78 yards (4.9 yards per attempt). In all, they tallied 85 plays which gave them 460 yds. The Texas State Bobcats ran the rock 44 times and tallied 182 yds, earning them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. On the ground, the Bobcats gave up 79 yards on 23 tries, which averages out to 3.4 yards per run allowed. Texas State gave up 31 completions on 47 attempts for a total of 376 yds, and a completion rate of 66.0%.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Texas State Bobcats are averaging 25.7 points per game. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 144.0 yards in the run game which is 84th in Division 1. The Bobcats have racked up 1,031 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Texas State has totaled 4 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns via the ground. Texas State has accounted for 68 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 18 penalties for 185 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 5 times.
In terms of passing yardage, the Bobcats are giving up 783 yds which ranks them 117th in the nation. They have relinquished 261.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 60.0%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 414.7 yards per contest which has them sitting 110th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per rush on the ground and 153.7 rushing yards per contest on the year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 461 rushing yards through 3 outings. The Bobcats rank 111th in the nation when it comes to team defense, giving up 29.3 points per game.
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The Eagles come into this matchup with a record of 2-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the Eagles walked away with a victory by a final of 42-28 when they faced the UMass Minutemen. Jawon Hamilton carried the ball 16 times for 122 yards, finishing the contest with 7.6 yds per carry for Eastern Michigan. Ben Bryant (1 TD) finished the game with 298 yards on 14/21 passing while his quarterback rate was 201.6. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 14.2. Eastern Michigan gave up 34 rushing attempts for 206 yds (6.1 yds per rush). The Eagles pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 59.0%, surrendering 313 yards on 23 out of 39 through the air. The Eagles finished the game with 507 yds and they ran 66 plays (7.7 yds per play). Eastern Michigan rushed the ball for 4.4 yards per tote, finishing the game with 184 yards on 42 attempts.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles have an average of 336.3 yards/contest, which is good for 106th in college football. The Eastern Michigan offense has accrued 100 penalty yds on 11 violations, which has them ranked 123rd in the country in terms of making mistakes. During this campaign so far, the Eagles currently sit at 588 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 196.0 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 98th in Division 1. Concerning this team's ability to score points, the Eagles currently sit 78th in Division 1 averaging 28.0 points per game.
Eastern Michigan has allowed a total of 663 rushing yards (221.0 yards/game) and 8 touchdowns rushing so far this year. They have yielded 2 touchdowns through the air as well as 222.0 yards/outing, which has them in 87th in Division 1. The Eagles defense has been on the field for 212 plays, which has them sitting 102nd in D-1. The Eagles are conceding 25.7 PPG, which has them 92nd in D-1. In total, they have allowed 77 pts.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles -5
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