Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Texas State Bobcats Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Texas State Bobcats
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Bobcats (+19)
The Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-2) are hitting the road to Bobcat Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Texas State Bobcats (2-3). Texas State opens this matchup as 19-point dogs from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 57.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 for this season. In their last contest, the Mountaineers faced the The Citadel Bulldogs and walked away with a win by a score of 49-0. Chase Brice connected on 12/18 with 265 yds passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 263.7 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Camerun Peoples was the rushing leader for the Mountaineers with 4 attempts for 102 yds (25.5 yds per carry). For the game, they had 47 plays which gave them a total of 545 yds. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ran the ball a total of 26 times and totaled 247 yds, which came out to an average of 9.5 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Mountaineers conceded 172 yards on 59 tries, which averages out to 2.9 yds per rush surrendered. Appalachian State relinquished 3 completions on 8 attempts for a total of 51 yards, and a completion rate of 37.5%.
The Mountaineers have racked up 2,263 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Appalachian State has earned 16 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the football over 3 times. Appalachian State has earned 117 1st downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 27 infractions for 254 yards. As a unit they maintain an average of 188.0 yards on the ground ranking them 37th in the nation. When it comes to scoring, the Appalachian State Mountaineers hold an average of 37.4 points per contest.
When talking about yards through the air, the Mountaineers have given up 1,011 yds which ranks them 49th in the nation. They have surrendered 202.2 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 61.5%. For the season, they are giving up 340.8 yards per outing which has them sitting 44th in the country. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns by air as well as 10 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing 3.7 yards per rush and 138.6 rushing yards per game on the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 693 rushing yards through 5 games. The Mountaineers rank 82nd in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 27.4 PPG.
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The Bobcats head into this matchup 2-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Bobcats went home defeated by a final of 40-13 against the James Madison Dukes. Layne Hatcher (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 140 yds on 13/27 passing while his QB rating was 89.1. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.2. Lincoln Pare carried the football 17 times for 81 yards, walking away from the game with 4.8 yards per carry for Texas State. The Bobcats finished the contest with a total of 246 yards while they ran 60 plays (4.1 yards per play). Texas State rushed for 3.2 yds per attempt, finishing with 106 yds on 33 attempts. Texas State conceded 51 running attempts for 203 yards (4.0 yards per rush). The Bobcats secondary conceded a completion percentage of 60.0%, relinquishing 257 yards on 15 out of 25 through the air.
The Texas State Bobcats maintain an average of 347.8 yards per outing, which is good for 101st in D-1. The Texas State offense has racked up 286 penalty yds on 33 infractions, ranking them 61st in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards. Over the course of the season to this point, the Bobcats have thrown for 1,207 passing yards as well as an average of 241.4 throwing yards per contest, which has them ranked 74th in college football. When looking at this team's ability to score points, the Bobcats are sitting 109th in college football with 21.8 points per contest.
The Bobcats are giving up 26.4 points per game, which has them ranked 73rd in Division 1. Texas State has allowed a total of 721 yards via the ground game (144.2 yards/game) in addition to 14 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. This season, they have surrendered 132 total points. They have surrendered 1 touchdown from the passing game and 192.6 yards/outing, which has them ranked 34th in Division 1. The Bobcats defense has taken the field for 337 plays, which ranks 64th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -19
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