The Texas State Bobcats and the Troy Trojans have had some time off and are no doubt ready to hit the field. Texas State and Troy will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
There was early excitement for the Bobcats after they claimed the game’s first points two weeks ago, but it was the Boston College Eagles who ended up claiming the real prize. Texas State fell just short of BC by a score of 24-21. A silver lining for Texas State was the play of WR Marcell Barbee, who snatched two receiving TDs. Barbee had some trouble finding his footing against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks three weeks ago, so this was a step in the right direction.
Meanwhile, the Trojans played a matchup they are hoping to forget as they lost a 48-7 blowout to the BYU Cougars two weeks ago. Troy was down 38-7 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. QB Gunnar Watson had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: he passed for only 162 yards on 33 attempts.
The Bobcats are expected to lose this next one by 7. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 2-0 against the spread when expected to lose.
Texas State took a serious blow against Troy when the two teams previously met in November of last year, falling 63-27. Can Texas State avenge their defeat, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We’ll soon find out.
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium — Troy, Alabama
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Ticket Cost: $14.00
The Trojans are a solid 7-point favorite against the Bobcats, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers right in line with the online community on this one, as the game opened as a 7-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Troy have won all of the games they’ve played against Texas State in the last six years.
The Texas State Bobcats have been an extremely underwhelming football team in the Sun Belt for a long time. The Bobcats entered the 2020 season with the hopes that they would be able to show signs of improvement but that has not occurred up to this point as they have lost three of their first four games. On the bright side, Texas State has actually looked better than expected when it comes to projected outcomes as it has covered the spread in three of their first four games. Now, the Bobcats are roughly 7.5-point underdogs for this road game and they will be looking to keep this game closer than what oddsmakers anticipate once again on Saturday.
Texas State’s offense enters this game ranked 27th in the nation in scoring with 32.8 points per game while also ranking 31st with 412.8 total yards per game. In addition, the Bobcats are averaging just 1.2 fumbles per game which is tied for 33rd in the nation. In their loss at Boston College, quarterback Brady McBride, filling for Tyler Vitt, threw for 229 yards with two TDs and one pick. Vitt (illness) is listed as questionable for this game.