Texas State Bobcats vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/23/13
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (6-4) at Texas State Bobcats (6-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Bobcat Stadium)
The Line: Texas State Bobcats +4 -- Over/Under: 51 See the Latest Odds
TV: Longhorn Network HD
The Texas State Bobcats play host to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in the first ever meeting.
It wasn't all that long ago that Western Kentucky was an afterthought in the Sun Belt, but now they are a Bowl team. The Hilltoppers are 6-4 following consecutive victories with two games left to be played so a win here and WKU definitely gets a spot in the postseason somewhere. The defense did a solid job and the offense did just enough in a 21-17 victory at Army as the team overcame two more turnovers. The yardage totals for both teams was +/-340 yards with Army rushing for 277 yards while the Hilltoppers did a little of bot running and throwing. Antonio Andrews ran for 117 yards on 24 carries with a trip to the end zone which made ndon Doughty make some plays with his arm. Doughty hit on 16-24 for 199 yards and two scores and an interception.
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Texas State saw their three game winning streak come to an end in a 38-21 loss to Arkansas State. That dropped the Bobcats to 6-4 with a pair of games remaining with a win sending them to a Bowl. The Bobcats gave the Red Wolves all they could handle for two quarters with the score tied 21-21, but neither side of the ball made enough plays in the second half with the offense getting shutout. At the final gun, ASU held a 424-368 advantage in real estate with 328 coming on the ground. Robert Lowe gave the grond attack some quality gains with 86 yards on 14 touches, but not much after half time. Tyler Jones was solid through the air with a 17-28 performance going for 204 yards and a pair of touchdowns but once again most the yadage came in the first 30 minutes.
I have followed Western Kentucky for a long time and I'm sometimes biased towards them. The Hilltoppers win and cover if they avoid the turnover bug that has killed them and lose if they don't. Sounds simple, but backing them is difficult to do with the mistakes and, no, I won't touch this for that very reason...