Texas State at Georgia State: 10/23/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

Texas State at Georgia State: 10/23/21 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia State Panthers (2-4) vs Texas State Bobcats (2-4)

Game Info: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Center Parc Stadium)

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The Texas State Bobcats will travel to Center Parc Stadium to take on the Georgia State Panthers this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.

The Texas State Bobcats dropped to 2-4 on the season after being defeated by the Troy Trojans, 31-28, this past Saturday. Texas State had some solid success against the tough Troy defense and held a 28-24 lead entering the 4th quarter, however, Troy was able to take the lead on a 33-yard pick-six midway through the 4th quarter and the Bobcats offense could answer down the stretch. Texas State outgained Troy by a 387-370 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 4-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Bobcats was QB Brady McBride who completed 22 of 32 passes for 279 yards, 3 TD, & 3 INT.

On the season, Texas State is averaging 26.2 ppg on 350.0 total yards per game (208.7 passing yds/g; 141.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Texas State has been led by the RB trio of Calvin Hill (69 att, 329 yards), Brock Sturges (55 att, 220 yards, 4 TD), Jahmyl Jeter (35 att, 176 yards, 4 TD). QB Brady McBride has completed 60.4% of his passes for 1252 yards, 12 TD, & 9 INT. The top receiving threats for the Bobcats have been Javen Banks (21 rec, 348 yards, 4 TD), Marcell Barbee (27 rec, 259 yards, 4 TD), & Trevis Graham Jr. (7 rec, 130 yards, 2 TD).

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Defensively, Texas State is allowing their opponents to average 34.8 ppg on 410.5 total yards per game (235.2 passing yds/g; 175.3 rushing yds/g).

The Georgia State Panthers snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 2-4 on the season after defeating the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks, 55-21, on October 9th. Georgia State was outstanding on the offensive end against the Warhawks and had no trouble securing the victory after 9-yard TD reception by Aubry Payne gave the Panthers a 35-7 lead with 11:53 left in the 3rd quarter. Georgia State outgained Louisiana Monroe by a 572-359 margin and won the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Panthers was QB Darren Grainger who completed 18 of 25 passes for 230 yards & 4 TD while also rushing for 84 yards & 1 TD.

On the season, Georgia State is averaging 23.7 ppg on 368.0 total yards per game (161.2 passing yds/g; 206.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Georgia State has been led by QB Darren Grainger who has completed 59.2% of his passes for 583 yards, 9 TD, & 3 INT while also rushing for 252 yards & 1 TD on 55 carries. Leading the way for the Panthers backfield has been the trio for Tucker Gregg (59 att, 350 yards, 2 TD), Jamyest Williams (43 att, 239 yards, 2 TD), & Destin Coates (46 att, 186 yards, TD). The top receiving threats for the Panthers have been Ja’Cyais Credle (14 rec, 221 yards, 3 TD), Jamari Thrash (17 rec, 220 yards, 2 TD), & Terrance Dixon (10 rec, 90 yards).

Defensively, Georgia State is allowing their opponents to average 35.2 ppg on 419.8 total yards per game (248.5 passing yds/g; 171.3 rushing yds/g).

The Bobcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 17-6-1 ATS in their last 24 October games.

Texas State and Georgia State have both really struggled defensively this season and after watching both offenses find success in their previous games, I think this game screams the Over. Texas State ranks just 114th in scoring defense while Georgia State ranks just 119th and as I think both teams score in the 30’s in this one, I’m taking Over. Good Luck!

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