Georgia State Panthers (5-3) at Texas State Bobcats (2-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Bobcat Stadium)
The Line: Texas State Bobcats +5.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
We have Sun Belt action on the gridiron as the Georgia State Panthers square off against the Texas State Bobcats in a college football matchup on Saturday afternoon.
The Georgia State Panthers will look to keep the ball rolling after winning back-to-back games and 5 of their last 6 following a 21-17 win over Georgia Southern in their last outing to improve to 5-3 this season and 4-1 in Sun Belt play. Connor Manning threw for 319 yards on 22 of 37 passing with 2 touchdowns and an interception. Glenn Smith led the Panthers with 49 rushing yards on 11 carries, while also catching a team-high 8 passes out of the backfield. Penny Hart led GSU with 8 catches of his own for 191 yards and a touchdown while Roger Carter added a receiving score of his own in the win. Defensively the Panthers combined to recover 3 Eagle fumbles in the win, holding Georgia Southern to 336 yards of total offense and an 8 for 19 mark on 3rd down in the win.
The Texas State Bobcats will try to notch a feel-good win after dropping 7 of their last 8 games, including a 45-35 loss to New Mexico State in their last outing. Damian Williams threw for 321 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception on 31 of 47 passing, while Jaylen Nelson and Hutch White each threw for a TD. Tyler Watts’ lone rush gave him the team-high in rushing with 76 yards and a touchdown, while the rest of the Bobcats combined for 87 rushing yards on 35 carries. Elijah King led the Bobcats with 11 catches for 129 yards and a touchdown, while the aforementioned Watts added 8 catches for 85 yards and a TD of his own. Caleb Twyford and Gabe Schrade each added TD grabs of their own in the losing effort. Defensively, a Gabe Ford sack was the lone individual highlight as the Bobcats gave up 622 yards of total offense to the Aggies in the game with the time of possession ending up almost even.
Georgia State is 22-7 ATS in their last 29 road games and 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 conference games while the under is 10-1 in their last 11 games following a win. Texas State is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the under is 9-3 in their last 12 games following a loss.
There isn’t much to go off of here, as these two have split the 4 all-time meetings, however, Georgia State is 3-1 ATS all-time, has won the last two meetings by a combined 42 points, and are in much better form than Texas State, so I’ll back Georgia State here.