Texas State at Ga Southern - 10/29/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas State Bobcats (2-4) at Ga Southern Eagles (5-2)
College Football: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Paulson Stadium)
The Line: Ga Southern Eagles -21 -- Over/Under: 68 See the Latest Odds
The Texas State Bobcats and Georgia State Panthers square off Thursday at Allen E. Paulson Stadium.
The Texas State Bobcats look for their first road win to climb out of a tough 2-4 hole. Tyler Jones is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 1,259 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Jones has one passing touchdown in his last three games. Jafus Gaines and C.J. Best have combined for 530 receiving yards and one touchdown while Demun Mercer has 15 receptions. The Texas State Bobcats ground game is averaging 220 yards per contest, and Robert Lowe leads the way with 538 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Texas State is allowing 44.2 points and 555.7 yards per game. Damani Alexcee leads the Bobcats with 46 tackles, Marcus Dallas, Jr. has two sacks and Brandon McDowell has three pass deflections. Landon Beck is questionable.
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The Georgia State Panthers look to remain unbeaten at home by becoming bowl eligible with a win. Nick Arbuckle is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 1,961 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. Arbuckle has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Penny Hart and Robert Davis have combined for 948 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Donovan Harden has 10 receptions. The Georgia State Panthers are averaging 86.5 yards per contest, and Kyler Neal leads the way with 248 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia State is allowing 35.5 points and 474.7 yards per game. Joseph Peterson leads the Panthers with 64 tackles, Bobby Baker has two interceptions and Alonzo McGee has two sacks.
The Bobcats are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games overall.
These are two more teams that struggle on the defensive side of the ball. Texas State has allowed 40-plus points in four of its six games and Georgia Southern has allowed 31 points in two of its last three games. I like the over in this matchup.