Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Texas State Bobcats Prediction, 10/22/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Texas State Bobcats
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Bobcats (+1)
The Texas State Bobcats (3-4) are hosting the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-3) at Bobcat Stadium on Saturday. Southern Miss opens this contest as 1-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 45.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles come into this game with a record of 3-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Golden Eagles played against the Arkansas State Red Wolves and notched a win by a score of 20-19. Frank Gore Jr. led the offense in rushing for the Golden Eagles with 19 attempts for 96 yds (5.1 yards per carry). Zach Wilcke finished 11/20 with 132 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 106.9 and ended the game with 2 interceptions. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Eagles conceded 50 yds on 31 attempts, which calculates to 1.6 yards per rush allowed. Southern Miss relinquished 25 pass completions on 34 tries for 236 yards, and a completion rate of 73.5%. When all was said and done, they tallied 69 plays which gave them a total of 345 yards. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles ended up rushing 37 different times and compiled 168 yards, which is an average of 4.5 yards per tote.
The Golden Eagles have attained 2,020 total yards for the year. In terms of notching touchdowns, Southern Miss has totaled 9 touchdowns via the pass and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 14 times. Southern Miss has compiled 101 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 44 infractions for 380 yards. As a team they are averaging 124.7 yards on the ground ranking them 99th in the nation. When talking about putting points on the board, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 25.8 PPG.
The Golden Eagles sit in 48th in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 23.2 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 3.3 yards per running attempt and 131.5 rushing yards per contest so far this season. In total, they have given up 789 yards via the ground game in 6 contests. When talking about passing yardage, the Golden Eagles have conceded 1,417 yds which has them sitting in 57th in the country. They have conceded 236.2 yards per contest via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 62.5%. Overall, they are allowing 367.7 yards per game which has them sitting 58th in college football. They have conceded 8 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Bobcats come into this game with a record of 3-4 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Bobcats took a loss by a final score of 17-14 when they played the Troy Trojans. Layne Hatcher (1 TD) walked away from the game with 207 yds on 21/32 through the air while his quarterback rating was 130.3. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 6.5. Lincoln Pare carried the rock 18 times for 67 yds, finishing the game with 3.7 yds per carry for Texas State. The Bobcats finished the game with 293 yards and they ran 60 plays (4.9 yds per play). Texas State rushed the football for 3.1 yards per tote, totaling 86 yards on 28 carries. Texas State surrendered 34 run attempts for 107 yds (3.1 yds per rush). The Bobcats secondary conceded a completion rate of 57.1%, relinquishing 299 yds on 16 out of 28 through the air.
The Texas State Bobcats average 338.0 yards/game, which is good for 107th in Division 1. The Texas State offense has racked up 356 yds of penalties on 40 violations, which is good for 78th in college football in terms of making mistakes. For the season to this point, the Bobcats have thrown for 1,695 passing yards in addition to an average of 242.1 passing yards per outing, putting them at 67th in the country. Regarding their ability to score points, the Bobcats currently sit 105th in D-1 by scoring 22.7 points per game.
The Bobcats are allowing 24.7 PPG, which has them 57th in D-1. Texas State has given up a total of 869 yards via the ground game (124.1 yards/game) in addition to 14 touchdowns on the ground for the campaign. This season, they have surrendered 173 points in total. They have allowed 6 touchdowns through the air and 236.7 yards per game, which puts them in 77th in the country. The Bobcats defense has been on the field for 473 plays, which ranks them 88th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles -1
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