Texas State Bobcats vs Georgia State Panthers Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas State Bobcats vs Georgia State Panthers
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Center Parc Credit Union Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-10.5)
Center Parc Credit Union Stadium is the site where the Georgia State Panthers (2-4) will try to beat the Texas State Bobcats (2-4) on Saturday. Texas State opens this matchup as 10.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 61.
The Texas State Bobcats head into this game 2-4 this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bobcats played against the Troy Trojans and took a loss by a final of 31-28. Brock Sturges was the best rusher for the Bobcats with 11 carries for 49 yds (4.5 yards per attempt). Brady McBride finished 22/32 with 279 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 154.2 and finished the contest with 3 interceptions. On the ground, the Bobcats conceded 205 yds on 40 tries, which calculates to 5.1 yards per run surrendered. Texas State surrendered 22 pass completions on 29 tries for 182 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.9%. For the game, they tallied 71 plays which gave them a total of 370 yards. The Texas State Bobcats ended up running the ball 39 times and accumulated 91 yds, which earned them an average of 2.3 yards per carry.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Texas State Bobcats hold an average of 26.5 PPG. As a unit they maintain an average of 141.3 yards on the ground which ranks them 85th in the country. The Bobcats have earned 2,100 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Texas State has earned 12 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns on the ground. Texas State has 130 first downs, and they have committed 36 infractions for 381 yards. They have surrendered the ball 13 times.
The Bobcats are ranked 126th in the nation when it comes to team defense, giving up 34.8 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per tote and 174.8 yards on the ground per contest for the campaign. Overall, they have conceded 1,049 running yards through 6 games. When talking about passing yards, the Bobcats are allowing 1,411 yds which has them sitting in 68th in college football. They have yielded 235.2 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.6%. For the season, they have allowed 410.0 yards per outing which ranks them 104th in D-1. They have allowed 13 touchdowns by air and 12 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Panthers step onto the field holding a record of 2-4 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Panthers got the victory with a final of 55-21 against the UL Monroe Warhawks. Darren Grainger (4 TDs) finished the contest with 230 yds on 18/25 through the air while his QB rate was 202.1. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 9.2. Tucker Gregg carried the rock 15 times for 83 yards, ending the contest with 5.5 yards per attempt for Georgia State. The Panthers finished the game with 572 yards while running 87 plays (6.6 yards per play). Georgia State rushed the ball for 5.6 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 326 yards on 58 carries. Georgia State relinquished 37 attempts on the ground for 122 yards (3.3 yards per carry). The Panthers passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 62.5%, surrendering 237 yards on 20 out of 32 through the air.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Panthers are sitting 98th in the country holding an average of 23.7 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Panthers have thrown for a total of 967 passing yards as well as holding an average of 161.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 117th in the nation. The Georgia State Panthers hold an average of 369.8 yards/contest, ranking them 86th in the nation. The Georgia State offense has accrued 300 yds of penalties on 30 violations, ranking them 113th in the country in terms of giving up free yards.
The Panthers are giving up 35.2 points per game, which puts them 131st in the country. Georgia State has conceded a total of 1,028 rushing yards (171.3 yards/game) as well as 10 touchdowns rushing so far this year. This season, they have allowed 211 points. They have yielded 15 touchdowns through the air and 248.5 yards per outing, which puts them in 110th in college football. The Panthers defense has taken the field for 428 plays, which is good for 66th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bobcats +10.5
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