Appalachian State at Texas State - 10/8/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

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The Appalachian State Mountaineers and Texas State Bobcats meet Saturday in week 6 college football action at Bobcat Stadium. The Appalachian State Mountaineers look to build on their 3-2 record. The Texas State Bobcats look to get back to a .500 record.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers have won 4 of their last 6 road games. Chase Brice is completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 1,279 yards, 15 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Christan Horn and Dashaun Davis have combined for 575 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Kaedin Robinson has 13 receptions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ground game is averaging 188 yards per contest, and Camerun Peoples leads the way with 366 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 27.4 points and 342.2 yards per game. Nick Ross leads the Appalachian State Mountaineers with 34 tackles, Nick Hampton has 5 sacks and Dexter Lawson Jr. has 2 interceptions.

The Texas State Bobcats have split their last 8 home games. Layne Hatcher is completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 1,207 yards, 11 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Ashtyn Hawkins and Marcell Barbee have combined for 505 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Javen Banks has 7 receptions. The Texas State Bobcats ground game is averaging 63.8 yards per contest, and Calvin Hill leads the way with 308 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Texas State is allowing 26.4 points and 338 yards per game. London Harris leads the Texas State Bobcats with 34 tackles, Levi Bell has 3.5 sacks and Kordell Rodgers has 4 interceptions.

The Mountaineers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bobcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in October. The under is 4-1 in Mountaineers last 5 road games. The under is 8-3 in Bobcats last 11 games overall. The Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers are the better team and should be favored, but they're also sloppy on defense and have shown they're not the same team they were a season ago. The Texas State Bobcats obviously have their issues as well and their offense has been problematic, but they do play their best ball at home, and you would think they could find some success against this App State defense. This is a lot of points. I'll take a stab with Texas State.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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