The SMU Mustangs will look to repeat their success from a year ago against the Texas State Bobcats when they meet Saturday in the season opener.
Last season, the teams met at University Park, Texas, in Week 3 and the Mustangs used a huge second half to pull away for a 47-17 victory. SMU led just 13-3 at halftime before breaking loose. SMU rolled up 639 total yards of offense, including 390 on the ground.
The game is slated to start at 4:30 p.m. ET at San Marcos, Texas. SMU opened the 2019 season 8-0, before dropping three of its final five, while Texas State lost its final three games.
The Mustangs are favored by 24.5 points in the latest SMU vs. Texas State odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 70. Before making any Texas State vs. SMU picks, be sure to see the college football predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The Texas State Bobcats and the SMU Mustangs are opening their 2020 seasons against one another at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium.
Coming off of an uninspired 3-9 last-season record, Texas State has set their aspirations higher this year. On the other hand, SMU finished a solid 10-2 in the regular season last season, but they are hoping to make up for a 52-28 loss to the Florida Atlantic Owls in the Boca Raton Bowl.
A couple last-season offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Bobcats ranked fourth worst in the nation with respect to rushing touchdowns last season, where the squad accrued only eight. To make matters even worse for Texas State, SMU was seventh best in the nation in overall offensive touchdowns,
finishing the 2019 season with 70. So the Texas State squad has its work cut out for it.
The Texas State sideline is surely aware that they’re the underdogs in this one. Perhaps they’ll be able to flip the script and come out with a big win.