Texas State Bobcats vs Troy Trojans Prediction, 10/15/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas State Bobcats vs Troy Trojans
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Trojans (-16)
Veterans Memorial Stadium is where the Troy Trojans (4-2) will try to defeat the Texas State Bobcats (3-3) on Saturday. Texas State opens this game as 16-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 48.
The Texas State Bobcats head into this matchup 3-3 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bobcats went up against the Appalachian State Mountaineers and walked away with a win by a score of 36-24. Lincoln Pare was the best rusher for the Bobcats with 20 carries for 64 yards (3.2 yards per carry). Layne Hatcher connected on 26/36 with 281 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 150.6 and finished the game with 1 pick. Against the rush, the Bobcats gave up 41 yds on 21 tries, which is an average of 2.0 yards per rush allowed. Texas State surrendered 40 pass completions on 53 attempts for a total of 395 yards, and a completion rate of 75.5%. On the day, they tallied 65 plays which totaled 334 yds. The Texas State Bobcats ran the ball a total of 29 times and totaled 53 yds, which is an average of 1.8 yards per carry.
The Bobcats have tallied 2,073 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Texas State has totaled 13 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 13 different times. Texas State has compiled 114 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 38 penalties for 336 yards. As a unit they're averaging 97.5 yards via the ground game which ranks them 120th in Division 1. Concerning scoring, the Texas State Bobcats are sitting at 24.2 PPG.
The Bobcats rank 68th in Division 1 regarding team defense, giving up 26.0 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per run and 127.0 rushing yards per game for the season. During this campaign, they have given up 762 yards via the running game in 6 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Bobcats have allowed 1,358 yards which ranks them 74th in the nation. They have relinquished 226.3 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 66.9%. In total, they have surrendered 353.3 yards/game which ranks them 50th in the nation. They have given up 4 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 14 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Trojans step onto the field holding a record of 4-2 for this season. In their last game, the Trojans walked away with a victory by a final of 27-10 when they played the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Jarret Doege (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 237 yds on 17/24 through the air while his quarterback rate was 150.9. He had 2 picks and his Y/A was 9.9. Kimani Vidal carried the football 17 times for 79 yds, ending the game with 4.6 yards per attempt for Troy. The Trojans finished the game with 338 yards on 59 plays (5.7 yards per play). Troy ran for 2.9 yards per carry, finishing the game with 101 yards on 35 attempts. Troy gave up 26 running attempts for 48 yards (1.8 yds per rush). The Trojans pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 54.3%, relinquishing 157 yds on 19 out of 35 passing.
When discussing how much they score, the Trojans are ranking 96th in Division 1 with 25.5 points per contest. During this campaign so far, the Trojans have thrown for a total of 1,890 yards through the air along with an average of 315.0 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 16th in the nation. The Troy Trojans have an average of 398.3 yards/contest, which is good for 72nd in the nation. The Troy offense has totaled 314 yds of penalties on 37 infractions, which is good for 66th in college football in terms of hurting your team.
Troy has given up a total of 693 yards rushing (115.5 yards per game) in addition to 7 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have allowed 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 233.5 yards per outing, ranking them 72nd in D-1. The Trojans defense has taken the field for 440 plays, which has them ranked 114th in college football. The Trojans are giving up 20.2 points per game, which has them 34th in D-1. This season, they have given up 121 points.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Trojans -16
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