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One of the best wideouts in college football will be on display when Ashtyn Hawkins and the Texas State Bobcats (1-2) visit the James Madison Dukes (3-0) on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
The Dukes are very heavy favorites (currently -22.5) in their matchup versus the Bobcats, with the over/under at 52 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Dukes are -2290 and the Bobcats are +1027.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for James Madison vs. Texas State
- Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
- Game Time: 1:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
- Stadium: Bridgeforth Stadium and Zane Showker Field
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James Madison Betting Insights
- Texas State is 2-2-0 against the spread this year.
- Texas State is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 22.5 points or more this season.
- Texas State has gone over in one of four games with a set total (25%).
James Madison Stats & Insights
- James Madison sports the 43rd-ranked offense this season (462.0 yards per game), and has been even better on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best with just 211.7 yards allowed per game.
- James Madison has been making things happen on both sides of the ball this year, as they rank ninth-best in scoring offense (46.3 points per game) and 17th-best in scoring defense (14.0 points allowed per game).
- Offensively, James Madison ranks 76th in the FBS with 239.3 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 32nd in passing yards allowed per contest (183.7).
- James Madison has been clicking on all fronts in the running game this year, ranking 16th-best in rushing offense (222.7 rushing yards per game) and best in rushing defense (28.0 rushing yards allowed per game).
- James Madison owns the 60th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (41.5% conversion rate), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 16th-best with a 26.3% third-down percentage allowed.
- James Madison has forced five total turnovers (61st in the FBS) this season and have turned it over two times (12th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +3, the 24th-best in college football.
James Madison’s Best Players
- Todd Centeio has thrown for 656 yards, completing 62.8% of his passes and recording 11 touchdowns this season. He’s also run for 200 yards (66.7 ypg) on 36 carries with one rushing touchdown.
- Percy Agyei-Obese has carried the ball 27 times for 170 yards (56.7 per game) and two touchdowns.
- Kris Thornton’s team-leading 256 yards as a receiver have come on 20 receptions (out of 30 targets) with five touchdowns.
- Reggie Brown has hauled in nine receptions totaling 159 yards, finding the end zone two times as a receiver so far this campaign.
- Devin Ravenel has compiled seven catches for 73 yards, an average of 24.3 yards per game. He’s scored three times as a receiver this season.
- Jamree Kromah has racked up 2.0 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up 2.0 TFL and seven tackles.
- Taurus Jones, James Madison’s tackle leader, has 16 tackles and 1.0 TFL this year.
- Jailin Walker leads the team with one interception, while also recording 13 tackles and one pass defended.
Texas State Betting Insights
- Texas State is 2-2-0 against the spread this year.
- Texas State is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 22.5 points or greater this season.
- One of Texas State’s four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).
Texas State Stats & Insights
- From an offensive angle, Texas State is posting 332.3 total yards per game (102nd-ranked). It ranks 68th in the FBS defensively (362.7 total yards allowed per game).
- Texas State’s offense has been bottom-25 this season, posting 20.7 points per game, which ranks 23rd-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 94th with 30.7 points ceded per contest.
- Texas State is accumulating 233.7 passing yards per contest on offense this season (81st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 201.0 passing yards per contest (49th-ranked) on defense.
- Texas State’s rushing offense has been bottom-25 this season, compiling 98.7 rushing yards per game, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 89th with 161.7 rushing yards allowed per contest.
- Texas State is putting up a 40.0% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (67th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up a 30.2% third-down rate (32nd-ranked) on defense.
- At -2, Texas State owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with five forced turnovers (61st in the FBS) and seven turnovers committed (91st in the FBS).
Texas State’s Best Players
- Layne Hatcher has racked up 1,063 yards on 62.7% passing while collecting 10 touchdown passes with four interceptions this season.
- The team’s top rusher, Calvin Hill, has carried the ball 66 times for 312 yards (78.0 per game) with one touchdown.
- Lincoln Pare has taken 32 carries and totaled 131 yards.
- Hawkins’ 303 receiving yards (75.8 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 33 receptions on 43 targets with five touchdowns.
- Javen Banks has put up a 153-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught seven passes on 12 targets.
- Charles Brown has racked up 135 reciving yards (33.8 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
- Levi Bell paces the team with 2.5 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has amassed 5.0 TFL and 16 tackles.
- Kordell Rodgers has a team-high three interceptions to go along with seven tackles and three passes defended.