Troy Trojans vs Texas State Bobcats Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troy Trojans vs Texas State Bobcats
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Bobcats (+7.5)
The Texas State Bobcats (2-3) will try to defeat the Troy Trojans (3-3) at Bobcat Stadium on Saturday. Texas State opens this game as 7.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 49.5.
The Troy Trojans head into this game 3-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Trojans faced off with the Georgia Southern Eagles and went home with a win by a final score of 27-24. Gunnar Watson went 24/36 with 270 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 148.0 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Kimani Vidal led the offense in rushing for the Trojans with 13 carries for 57 yds (4.4 yds per carry). When the final whistle blew, they ran 64 plays which totaled 409 yds. The Troy Trojans ran the football 28 times and accumulated 139 yards, which had them averaging 5.0 yards per carry. On the ground, the Trojans conceded 82 yds on 38 attempts, which calculates to 2.2 yds per rush surrendered. Troy conceded 16 pass completions on 27 attempts for 219 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.3%.
In terms of scoring, the Troy Trojans hold an average of 24.3 points per game. Offensively they hold an average of 99.2 yards in the run game ranking them 116th in Division 1. The Trojans have racked up 2,078 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Troy has compiled 9 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns. Troy has amassed 115 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 35 infractions for 311 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 10 different times.
The Trojans are ranked 35th in Division 1 regarding team defense, allowing 18.2 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.6 yards per rush on the ground and 95.2 yards on the ground per game this year. In total, they have allowed 571 yards on the ground through 6 games. Regarding passing yards, the Trojans have conceded 1,061 yards which has them ranked 38th in D-1. They are allowing 176.8 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 60.5%. In total, they have surrendered 272.0 yards per game putting them at 19th in Division 1. They have granted 4 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Bobcats step onto the field holding a record of 2-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Bobcats went home victorious with a score of 33-31 when they played the South Alabama Jaguars. Brady McBride carried the football 15 times for 57 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.8 yards per carry for Texas State. Brady McBride (2 TDs) ended the game with 187 yds on 18/28 through the air while his QB rating was 122.5. He had 3 picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.7. Texas State surrendered 43 attempts on the ground for 141 yards (3.3 yds per rush). The Bobcats secondary gave up a completion rate of 73.1%, surrendering 189 yards on 19 for 26 passing. The Bobcats finished the contest with a total of 400 yds while they ran 75 plays (5.3 yds per play). Texas State ran for 4.5 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 213 yards on 47 carries.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Bobcats are ranked 84th in the nation with an average of 26.2 points per outing. Over the course of the season to this point, the Bobcats have thrown for a total of 973 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 194.6 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 99th in college football. The Texas State Bobcats hold an average of 346.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 104th in college football. The Texas State offense has racked up 336 penalty yards on 32 infractions, which ranks them 86th in college football in terms of hurting your team.
Texas State has surrendered a total of 844 rushing yards (168.8 yards per outing) as well as 10 touchdowns rushing on the season. They have yielded 12 touchdowns through the air and 245.8 yards per outing, which has them in 100th in D-1. The Bobcats defense has been on the field for 359 plays, which is 53rd in Division 1. The Bobcats are relinquishing 35.6 PPG, ranking them 127th in the country. In total, they have conceded 178 pts.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bobcats +7.5
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