Texas State at James Madison - 10/1/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

James Madison Dukes (3-0) vs Texas State Bobcats (2-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 1:30 pm (Showker Field at Bridgeforth Stadium)

Betting Odds: James Madison Dukes -21.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas State Bobcats will play the James Madison Dukes in a Sun Belt Conference Game on Saturday afternoon at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The Texas State Bobcats are 2-2 this season after they defeated Houston Christian by a score of 34-0 in their last game. Texas State only allowed 142 yards and forced one turnover in the win. The Texas State offense is averaging 24 points per game with 266.8 passing yards per game and 103.5 rushing yards per game. Layne Hatcher has thrown for 1,067 yards, 10 touchdowns, and four interceptions for the Bobcats this season. Calvin Hill has rushed for 307 yards and one touchdown, while Ashtyn Hawkins has caught 34 passes for 308 yards and five scores for Texas State. The Texas State defense is giving up 23 points per game and 308.5 yards per game.

The James Madison Dukes are 3-0 this season after the beat Appalachian State by a score of 32-28 in week 4. James Madison trailed this game 28-3, but was able to score 29 unanswered points for the win. The James Madison offense is averaging 46 points per game with 239.3 passing yards per game and 222.7 rushing yards per game. Todd Centeio has thrown for 656 yards and 11 touchdowns, while also rushing for 200 yards and one touchdown for the Dukes this season. Kaelon Black has rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns, while Kris Thornton has caught 19 passes for 246 yards and five scores for James Madison. The Dukes defense is allowing 14 points per game and 209.7 yards per game.

Texas State is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The under is 5-1 in Texas State’s last 6 games. James Madison is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 4-1 in James Madison’s last 5 games.

James Madison played an incredible second half against Appalachian State and was able to come away with the win. Texas State has beaten two bad teams and has lost by 24+ points against Nevada and Baylor. I really like what I have seen from James Madison, but I don’t see them winning this game by more than 21 points.

David’s Pick Texas State +21.5

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