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Star running back La’Damian Webb and the South Alabama Jaguars (7-2) meet the Texas State Bobcats (3-6) on Saturday at 5:00 PM ET at Hancock Whitney Stadium.
The Jaguars are expected to win by at least two touchdowns (currently -16.5) versus the Bobcats. The over/under for this matchup is 47.5 points.
Game Info and Betting Lines for South Alabama vs. Texas State
- Game Day: Saturday, November 12, 2022
- Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Mobile, Alabama
- Stadium: Hancock Whitney Stadium
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South Alabama Betting Insights
- So far this season, Texas State has put together a 5-4-0 record against the spread.
- Texas State is a 2-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 16.5 points or more this year.
- The teams have hit the over in four of Texas State’s nine games with a set total.
South Alabama Stats & Insights
- On the defensive side of the ball, South Alabama has been a top-25 unit, ranking 16th-best by allowing only 302.7 yards per game. The offense ranks 37th (432.9 yards per game).
- South Alabama ranks 41st in points scored this year (32.3 points per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-best in the FBS with 19.1 points allowed per game.
- South Alabama is totaling 265.4 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 41st in the FBS. The defense ranks 53rd, allowing 217.3 passing yards per game.
- On defense, South Alabama has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking fifth-best by allowing only 85.3 per game. The Jaguars rank 55th on offense (167.4 rushing yards per game).
- On defense, South Alabama has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking seventh-best by allowing a 27.7% third-down percentage. The team’s offense ranks 42nd (43.1% third-down percentage).
- South Alabama has forced 17 total turnovers (18th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 10 times (30th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +7, the 16th-best in college football.
South Alabama’s Best Players
- Carter Bradley has thrown for 2,281 yards (253.4 ypg) to lead South Alabama, completing 65.1% of his passes and collecting 15 touchdown passes compared to seven interceptions this season.
- Webb has carried the ball 162 times for a team-high 891 yards on the ground and has found the end zone 13 times as a runner. He’s also tacked on 14 catches for 145 yards (16.1 per game) and one touchdown in the pass game.
- This season, Omni Wells has carried the ball 39 times for 175 yards (19.4 per game).
- Jalen Wayne has hauled in 46 receptions for 674 yards (74.9 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone seven times as a receiver.
- Caullin Lacy has caught 48 passes for 602 yards (66.9 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
- Devin Voisin has racked up 38 catches for 478 yards, an average of 53.1 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
- CJ Rias has 4.0 sacks to lead the team, and also has 5.0 TFL and 21 tackles.
- South Alabama’s leading tackler, Trey Kiser, has 28 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and two sacks this year.
- Yam Banks has picked off a team-leading five passes. He also has 14 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and six passes defended to his name.
Texas State Betting Insights
- Texas State is 5-4-0 against the spread this year.
- In games it has played as at least 16.5-point underdogs this season, Texas State is 2-2 against the spread.
- In Texas State’s nine games with a set total, four have hit the over (44.4%).
Texas State Stats & Insights
- Texas State has been sputtering offensively, ranking 20th-worst with 328.8 total yards per game. It has been better defensively, surrendering 358.9 total yards per contest (44th-ranked).
- Texas State ranks 104th in the FBS with 22.6 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 60th with 24.9 points allowed per game on defense.
- With 241.9 passing yards per game on offense, Texas State ranks 61st in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 86th, allowing 239.7 passing yards per game.
- Texas State’s running game has been sputtering, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS with 86.9 rushing yards per game. It has been more effective on defense, surrendering 119.2 rushing yards per contest (29th-ranked).
- Texas State ranks 87th in the FBS with a 37.7% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 47th with a 36.4% third-down percentage allowed on defense.
- Texas State has compiled 19 forced turnovers (12th in the FBS) and committed 14 turnovers (84th in the FBS) this season for a +5 turnover margin that ranks 30th in the FBS.
Texas State’s Best Players
- Layne Hatcher has 2,182 passing yards, or 242.4 per game, so far this season. He has completed 63.4% of his passes and has recorded 18 touchdowns with eight interceptions.
- Lincoln Pare has run for 446 yards on 120 carries so far this year while scoring three times on the ground. He’s also tacked on 20 catches, totaling 167 yards and one touchdown through the air.
- Calvin Hill has taken 76 carries and totaled 338 yards with one touchdown.
- Ashtyn Hawkins has hauled in 582 receiving yards on 55 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring seven touchdowns as a receiver.
- Marcell Barbee has put together a 299-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 21 passes on 42 targets.
- Javen Banks has racked up 271 reciving yards (30.1 ypg) and four touchdowns this season.
- Levi Bell, who leads the team in tackles and sacks, has amassed 5.0 sacks, 8.0 TFL and 35 tackles.
- Kordell Rodgers leads the team with three interceptions, while also collecting 12 tackles and four passes defended.