Week 10: Texas State vs Appalachian State 11/7/20 College Football Picks, Predictions

Week 10: Texas State vs Appalachian State 11/7/20 College Football Picks, Predictions Photo by Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-1) at Texas State Bobcats (1-7)

College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium)

The Line: Texas State Bobcats +17 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Appalachian State Mountaineers visit the Texas State Bobcats when theymeet Saturday in week 10 Sun Belt college football action at Bobcat Stadium.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers look for their second road win and their fourth victory overall. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have won seven of their last eight road games. Zac Thomas is completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 971 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Thomas has six touchdown passes in his last two games. Thomas Hennigan and Malik Williams have combined for 533 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Christian Wells has eight receptions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ground game is averaging 288.2 yards per contest, and Daetrich Harrington leads the way with 482 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 17.6 points and 310.6 yards per game. Trey Cobb leads the Appalachian State Mountaineers with 40 tackles, Tim Frizzell has 2.5 sacks and Ryan Huff has three interceptions.

The Texas State Bobcats need a feel good victory here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Texas State Bobcats have lost all three home games this season. Brady McBride is completing 57.6 percent of his passes for 1,125 yards, nine touchdowns and seven interceptions. McBride and Tyler Vitt have combined for 15 touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season. Marcell Barbee and Jeremiah Haydel have combined for 625 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Jah’Marae Sheread has 20 receptions. The Texas State Bobcats ground game is averaging 144 yards per contest, and Brock Sturges leads the way with 467 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Texas State is allowing 35.8 points and 481.3 yards per game. Sione Tupou leads the Texas State Bobcats with 48 tackles, Nico Ezidore has 2.5 sacks and Jarron Morris has three interceptions.

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The Mountaineers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bobcats are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog. The under is 4-1-1 in Mountaineers last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Bobcats last 5 home games. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers are one of the more balanced teams in college football and have dominated this conference the last couple of years in terms of outright wins, but they're just 1-4 against the spread this season. The Texas State Bobcats are piling up the losses left and right, but they've hung around in a lot of their games and have covered four of their eight games. Texas State also took Boston College down to the wire on the road earlier this season, which is even more impressive after seeing how the Eagles played Clemson. This is one of the bigger games on Texas State's schedule and it should be up for this contest.

Give me Texas State and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Texas State Bobcats +17

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

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