Nevada Wolf Pack vs Texas State Bobcats Prediction, 9/23/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs Texas State Bobcats
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Bobcats (-16)
The Texas State Bobcats (2-1) will try to beat the Nevada Wolf Pack (0-3) at Bobcat Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Nevada opens this game as 16-point dogs. The total has been set at 61.5.
The Nevada Wolf Pack head into this matchup 0-3 for this season. In their last game, the Wolf Pack faced the Kansas Jayhawks and went home with a loss by a final score of 31-24. Brendon Lewis went 15/22 with 113 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 111.3 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Brendon Lewis was the best rusher for the Wolf Pack with 11 carries for 58 yards (5.3 yards per carry). The Nevada Wolf Pack ran the rock 37 times and had 150 yds, earning them an average of 4.1 yds per carry. In the game, they ran 59 plays which totaled 263 yards. Nevada surrendered 21 completions on 27 attempts for 298 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.8%. Against the run, the Wolf Pack gave up 143 yards on 40 tries, which averages out to 3.6 yards per run allowed.
The Wolf Pack have earned 889 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Nevada has earned 1 touchdown through the air and 4 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 4 times. Nevada has earned 40 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 10 penalties for 94 yds. As a unit they're averaging 105.7 yards on the ground ranking them 116th in the country. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Nevada Wolf Pack hold an average of 14.7 points per contest.
The Wolf Pack sit in 130th in the country when it comes to team defense, allowing 43.3 points per game. The opposition is running for 5.2 yards per rush and 169.3 rushing yards per game so far this season. Overall, they have allowed 508 rushing yards through 3 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Wolf Pack have conceded 1,064 yds which puts them in 130th in the country. They have conceded 354.7 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 74.4%. In total, they are allowing 524.0 yards per contest ranking them 132nd in Division 1. They have granted 8 touchdowns by air in addition to 7 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Bobcats step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 for this season. In their last game, the Bobcats walked away with a victory by a final of 77-34 when they faced the Jackson State Tigers. TJ Finley (3 TDs) finished the contest with 251 yds on 17/21 passing while his quarterback rating was 228.5. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 12.0. Malik Hornsby carried the rock 10 times for 133 yards, ending the contest with 13.3 yards per carry for Texas State. The Bobcats finished the game with 684 yards while they ran 66 plays (10.4 yds per play). Texas State rushed for 9.7 yards per attempt, totaling 399 yds on 41 carries. Texas State allowed 39 run attempts for 118 yards (3.0 yards per rush). The Bobcats passing defense conceded a completion rate of 63.9%, relinquishing 282 yds on 23 out of 36 through the air.
When discussing their ability to score points, the Bobcats are sitting 13th in college football with 44.0 PPG. The Texas State Bobcats hold an average of 455.7 yards per game, which is good for 38th in the country. The Texas State offense has totaled 171 penalty yards on 20 infractions, which is good for 43rd in the nation in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 1 pick while conceding 2 fumbles and they have obtained 67 1st downs. During this campaign to this point, the Bobcats have thrown for a total of 794 yards through the air together with an average of 264.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 45th in Division 1. They average 191.0 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 573 yards for the year.
Texas State has given up a total of 384 rushing yards (128.0 yards per game) and 5 touchdowns rushing on the season. They have allowed 5 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 304.0 yards/game, which has them in 126th in Division 1. They have earned 2 fumbles and 2 picks on the year. The Bobcats defense has taken the field for 243 plays, which has them sitting 124th in college football. The Bobcats are relinquishing 28.3 PPG, which has them sitting 97th in college football. This season, they have conceded 85 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Wolf Pack/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolf Pack +16
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