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Georgia State Panthers vs. Texas State Bobcats - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas State Bobcats (2-2) at Georgia State Panthers (0-4)
Date & Time Saturday October 8, 2016, 3:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 60
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CFB | Texas State Bobcats (2-2) at Georgia State Panthers (0-4)

The Texas State Bobcats will travel to play the Georgia State Panthers in a Sun Belt Conference college football game in week 6.

The Georgia State Panthers are 0-4 (0-1) this season after losing to Appalachian State by a score of 17-3 in their last game. Georgia State has played poorly this season and will be looking for their first win of the season. The Georgia State offense is averaging 13.8 points per game with 56.2 rushing yards and 189.8 passing yards per game. Conner Manning is completing 52.7% of his passes for 720 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Georgia State. Kyler Neal has rushed for 91 yards and 1 touchdown, while Aaron Winchester has rushed for 58 yards and 1 score for the Panthers. Robert Davis has caught 24 passes for 289 yards and 1 touchdown, while Keith Rucker has caught 13 passes for 92 yards for Georgia State. The Georgia State defense is giving up 29.8 points per game with 298.5 rushing yards and 138.2 passing yards per game. Alonzo McGee has led the Georgia State defense with 40 tackles and 1 sack, while Michael Shaw has added 21 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 interception. Rogier ten Lohuis has gone 2-5 on field goals for Georgia State, with a long of 45 yards.

The Texas State Bobcats are 2-2 (0-0) this season after beating Incarnate Word by a score of 48-17 in their last game. Texas State has struggled on defense this season, but has still managed to start the season playing .500 ball. The Texas State offense is averaging 27.5 points per game with 72.8 rushing yards and 293 passing yards per game. Tyler Jones is completing 65.8% of his passes for 1078 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Texas State. Stedman Mayberry has led the Texas State running game with 201 yards and 1 score, while Tyler Siudzinski has rushed for 43 yards and 1 touchdown. Tyler Watts has caught 17 passes for 147 yards and 1 touchdown, while Eric Luna has caught 15 passes for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Bobcats. The Texas State defense is giving up 44.2 points per game with 224.2 rushing yards and 295.5 passing yards per game. Bryan London has led the Texas State defense with 41 tackles and 3 tackles for loss, while Javante O’Roy has added 31 tackles and 1 interception. Marcus Ripley has gone 2-2 on field goals with a long of 37 yards, while James Sherman has gone 2-3 on field goals, with a long of 39 yards for Texas State.

Texas State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 games for Texas State. Georgia State is 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 6-0 in Georgia State’s last 6 home games.

Georgia State has been very bad on offense this season, averaging under 14 points per game. Texas State has been better on offense, but is absolutely atrocious on defense. This will give the Georgia State offense a chance to get rolling, but I don’t think they have enough firepower to win this game. I like Texas State due to the poor Georgia State offense. 

Texas State Bobcats +10.5

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