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Texas State Bobcats vs. Troy Trojans - 11/26/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Troy Trojans (8-2) at Texas State Bobcats (2-8)
Date & Time Saturday November 26, 2016, 4:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Texas State Bobcats +27.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Troy Trojans (8-2) at Texas State Bobcats (2-8)

The Troy Trojans will travel to play the Texas State Bobcats in a Sun Belt college football game on Saturday.

The Texas State Bobcats are 2-8 (0-6) this season after losing to New Mexico State by a score of 50-10 in their last game. Texas State has lost 6 games in a row and is currently last in the Sun Belt standings. The Texas State offense is averaging 20.2 points per game with 76.3 rushing yards and 237.2 passing yards per game. Tyler Jones is completing 64.8% of his passes for 2168 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions for Texas State. Stedman Mayberry has rushed for 544 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Tyler Jones has added 18 yards and 5 scores for the Bobcats. Stedman Mayberry has caught 40 passes for 355 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Tyler Watts has added 35 catches for 309 yards and 1 touchdown for Texas State. The Texas State defense is giving up 41.7 points per game with 233.6 rushing yards and 256.9 passing yards per game. Bryan London has led the Texas State defense with 113 tackles and 7 tackles for loss, while Gabe Lloyd has added 84 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Marcus Ripley has gone 5-5 on field goals, with a long of 37 yards.

The Troy Trojans are 8-2 (5-1) this season after losing to Arkansas State by a score of 35-3 in their last game. Troy needed to win this game, but took an absolute beating on their home field. The Troy offense is averaging 34.6 points per game with 183.2 rushing yards and 269.6 passing yards per game. Brandon Silvers is completing 62.2% of his passes for 2509 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for Troy. Jordan Chunn has rushed for 1079 yards and 10 scores, while Josh Anderson has added 236 yards and 1 touchdown for Troy. Emanuel Thompson has caught 59 passes for 587 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Deondre Douglas has added 50 catches for 560 yards and 5 touchdowns for the Trojans. The Troy defense is giving up 22.9 points per game with 115.7 rushing yards and 256.6 passing yards per game. William Lloyd has led the Troy defense with 52 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Cedarius Rookard has added 38 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 2 interceptions. Ryan Kay has gone 15-19 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.

Troy is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 November games. The under is 7-1-1 in Troy’s last 9 conference games. Texas State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The under is 4-0 in Texas State’s last 4 games.

Troy came out flat and played a poor game last week, but will be going up against a much lesser team this week. Texas State is looking for their first conference win and will be at home. Troy should take advantage of a poor Texas State defense and get the big win. 

Troy Trojans -27.5

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