Texas State Bobcats 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick, Odds and Prediction

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Breaking Down the Texas State Bobcats Win Total

2020 College Football Season

Texas State Bobcats: 3.5 Wins -- Title Odds: 500/1

The Texas State Bobcats have a lot of work to do in order to show improvement in the 2020 college football season. 

Texas State had an unimpressive football campaign in 2019, finishing 3-9 overall. The Bobcats were 2-6 in Sun Belt play, which left them one spot out of the basement in the West Division. This season, Texas State will try for a better record and display some progress, hopefully on their way to an eventual bowl game berth. Check back all season long for free college football picks and college football predictions at Sports Chat Place. 

Let’s take a closer look at Texas State’s current status and break down their chances at hitting four wins this season. 

There’s not a lot to get excited about when it comes to the Bobcats’ 2019 campaign. Texas State opened up with three straight losses—none of them particularly close—then after a couple of wins they lost three more in a row. The Bobcats got bogged down on the scoreboard quite a bit last season; there were several spots where they scored 17 points or fewer. There were a few flashes of scoring potential, but for the most part the team was simply uninspiring last season on the field. 

Head coach Jake Spavital returns to the sideline for Texas State this year, rejoined by OC Bob Stitt and DC Zac Spavital as the trio enters their second season with the team. That crew certainly has some obstacles to deal with this season: there’s a hefty turnover of defensive backs and linebackers. The good news is that Texas State will have a couple of capable quarterbacks and most of the receiving corps from last year is intact. 

Schedule-wise, there are some wins on the slate. The Bobcats have a couple of difficult-looking stretches in the 2020 season, including a run of four road games in five dates prior to their open week. Home matchups against Louisiana and Appalachian State loom large later in the season, but Texas State will have some opportunities for victories in September and October. 

Pick: I’m going over. I’m probably a little bit more optimistic on Texas State than most people, but the potential for four wins is certainly there. The Bobcats have five opponents on the slate projected 109th or worse in SP+, so that gives the team a backdoor opportunity to maybe—just maybe—become bowl eligible this season if the cards fall correctly. It’s going to be a long road, and the Sun Belt should be pretty competitive this season, but Texas State has an opportunity to be somewhere in that mix and take another step toward eventual relevance in the conference. 

2020 Texas State Bobcats Football Schedule 

Day, Date                          Opponent

Saturday, September 5       SMU 

Saturday, September 12     UTSA  

Saturday, September 19     at UL Monroe    

Saturday, September 26     Ohio 

Saturday, October 3           at New Mexico State 

Thursday, October 8           at Troy 

Saturday, October 17          at South Alabama  

Saturday, October 24          OPEN    

Saturday, October 31          Louisiana  

Saturday, November 7        Appalachian State   

Saturday, November 14      at Georgia Southern 

Saturday, November 21      Arkansas State 

Saturday, November 28      Coastal Carolina 

Saturday, December 5        Sun Belt Championship

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Andrew’s Pick Over 3.5 Wins

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.