South Alabama Jaguars (3-3) at Texas State Bobcats (1-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 24, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas State Bobcats -5 -- Over/Under: 72
The Texas State Bobcats welcome the South Alabama Jaguars to Bobcat Stadium in week eight.
The South Alabama Jaguars have to string the wins together if they expect to go to a Bowl. The Jaguars appeared to be heading for back to back victories against Arkansas State before the Red Wolves exploded for 29 4th quarter points to win 49-31. ASU led 345-302 in yards but the Jaguars killed themselves with five turnovers including a pick six and fumble return for touchdowns in the 4th. USA signal caller Cody Clements hit on 18-33 for 273 yards and three touchdowns with three interceptions including a 76 yard scoring strike to Josh McGee while Danny Woodson Jr. caught four balls for 75 yards and a TD. The rushing attack was barely a yard per try so South Alabama moved the chains through the air or not at all.
The Texas State Bobcats have shown scoring potential but not much stopping power on defense and the result is a 1-4 record. The Bobcats have dropped three in a row following a 49-27 defeat at Louisiana-Lafayette in week where the trends continued. The Ragin’ Cajuns used a balanced attack to rack up 526 yards while the Bobcats offense was so, so with 351 yards. Quarterback Tyler Jones could not consistently hook up with his receivers on a 13-33 performance for 178 yards and a touchdown that saw CJ Best log six receptions for 70 yards. Jones and Chris Nutall gave the Bobcats a threat on the ground with a combined 115 yards on 18 carries with Jones finding the end zone.
The Jaguars are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf and are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game while the over is 4-0 in Jaguars last 4 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. The over is 6-0-1 in Bobcats last 7 games overall and is 4-0 in Bobcats last 4 games on fieldturf while going3-0-1 in Bobcats last 4 games following a S.U. loss. If you saw South Alabama against Arkansas State you are afraid to back them and if you ever saw the Bobcats defense you won’ feel warm and cozy…