Texas State at South Alabama 10/17/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Texas State at South Alabama 10/17/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

South Alabama Jaguars (1-2) vs Texas State Bobcats (1-3)

Game Info: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Hancock Whitney Stadium)

Betting Odds: South Alabama Jaguars -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas State Bobcats and South Alabama Jaguars face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Hancock Whitney Stadium. 

Texas State has really struggled to start the season and coming into this game they sit with a 1-4 record. The only win this season for the Bobcats was a few games ago against Louisiana-Monroe, a game they won 38-17. THe Bobcats defense has been an issue this season and in their last game against Troy they gave up 37 points. On the season Texas State is giving up 32 points per game and almost 300 points per game through the air. The Bobcats have used two starting quarterbacks this season but it looks like Brady McBride will get the start this season and he has thrown for 549 yards, five touchdowns, and two touchdowns. 

On the other side of this matchup is the South Alabama Jaguars who have also had their fair share of struggles this season and he currently sits with a 1-2 record. After beating Southern Miss to start the season, South Alabama has lost their last two games of the season against Tulane and UAB. The Jaguars currently average 22 points per game while giving up 30 points per game. One thing South Alabama needs to do a better job of is establishing a run early. The one big question for this team is who will be under center. Desmond Trotter is questionable for this game as he deals with a shoulder injury. If he can’t go it’s going to be Chance Lovertich who has thrown for 479 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. 

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The under is 8-0 in Texas State’s last eight games on grass. The over is 6-1-1 in South Alabama’s last eight games on grass.USA is 8-2 against the spread in their last ten conference games. USA is 6-2 against the spread in their last ten conference games. South Alabama is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games against a team with a losing record. 

Texas State’s offense is a little better and that is going to be the difference in this game. Look for Texas State’s offense to find enough offensive success to come away with the victory as underdogs.

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Shane’s Pick Texas State +2.5

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