Star wide receiver Seydou Traore and the Arkansas State Red Wolves (3-7) meet the Texas State Bobcats (3-7) on Saturday at 5:00 PM ET at Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium.

The Bobcats are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-5.5), against the Red Wolves. The over/under for this matchup is 51.5 points.

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Game Info and Betting Lines for Texas State vs. Arkansas State

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN3
  • Location: San Marcos, Texas
  • Stadium: Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium
Bobcats vs Red Wolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Bobcats -5.5 -113 -109 51.5 -108 -113 -231 +184

Texas State Betting Insights

  • Arkansas State is 6-4-0 ATS this season.
  • Arkansas State is 2-3 against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this year.
  • Out of Arkansas State’s 10 games with a set total, six have hit the over (60%).

Texas State Stats & Insights

  • While Texas State ranks 47th in total defense with 361.0 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been slightly worse, ranking 13th-worst (318.9 yards per game).
  • Texas State is averaging 22.4 points per game offensively this season (102nd in the FBS), and is allowing 26.2 points per game (68th) on defense.
  • Texas State ranks 66th in pass offense (232.0 passing yards per game) and 89th in pass defense (243.1 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
  • While Texas State ranks sixth-worst in the FBS in rushing offense with 86.9 rushing yards per game, it’s been a different situation on the other side of the ball, ranking 25th-best (117.9 rushing yards per game allowed).
  • Texas State is putting up a 35.9% third-down conversion rate on offense, which ranks them 97th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 42nd, allowing a 35.6% third-down conversion rate.
  • With 19 forced turnovers (15th in the FBS) against 15 turnovers committed (75th in the FBS), Texas State (+4) owns the 35th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

Texas State’s Best Players

  • Layne Hatcher has 2,325 pass yards for Texas State, completing 62.7% of his passes and tossing 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Lincoln Pare, has carried the ball 125 times for 464 yards (46.4 per game), scoring three times. He’s also caught 26 passes for 217 yards and one touchdown.
  • This season, Calvin Hill has carried the ball 76 times for 338 yards (33.8 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Ashtyn Hawkins’ leads his squad with 582 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 55 catches (out of 73 targets) and scored seven touchdowns.
  • Marcell Barbee has caught 21 passes for 299 yards (29.9 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
  • Javen Banks has been the target of 31 passes and racked up 19 receptions for 271 yards, an average of 27.1 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone four times through the air this season.
  • Nelson Mbanasor paces the team with 5.0 sacks, and also has 5.0 TFL and 19 tackles.
  • Sione Tupou is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s collected 44 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and two interceptions.
  • Kordell Rodgers has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 12 tackles and four passes defended.

Arkansas State Betting Insights

  • Arkansas State is 6-4-0 against the spread this season.
  • When it has played as at least 5.5-point underdogs this season, Arkansas State is 2-3 against the spread.
  • Out of Arkansas State’s 10 games with a set total, six have hit the over (60%).

Arkansas State Stats & Insights

  • Arkansas State ranks 16th-worst in total yards per game (322.7), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 98th in the FBS with 410.9 total yards allowed per contest.
  • Arkansas State’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in scoring defense this season, allowing 31.3 points per game, which ranks 24th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 78th with 26.8 points per contest.
  • From an offensive perspective, Arkansas State is generating 226.1 passing yards per game (74th-ranked). It ranks 105th in the FBS on defense (257.2 passing yards allowed per game).
  • Arkansas State’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 96.6 rushing yards per game, which ranks 10th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 78th with 153.7 rushing yards allowed per contest.
  • Arkansas State ranks 13th-worst in third-down conversion percentage (30.9%), but it has been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 49th in the FBS with a 36.6% third-down rate allowed.
  • After forcing nine turnovers (120th in the FBS) and turning the ball over seven times (fourth in the FBS) this season, Arkansas State has the 51st-ranked turnover margin of +2.

Arkansas State’s Best Players

  • James Blackman leads Arkansas State with 2,014 yards on 181-of-272 passing with 13 touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Johnnie Lang Jr., has carried the ball 101 times for 363 yards (36.3 per game) with three touchdowns. He’s also caught 19 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Brian Snead has collected 279 yards (on 75 attempts) with six touchdowns.
  • Traore has totaled 41 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 562 (56.2 yards per game). He’s been targeted 54 times and has four touchdowns.
  • Jeff Foreman has 23 receptions (on 41 targets) for a total of 419 yards (41.9 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
  • Champ Flemings has racked up 404 reciving yards (40.4 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
  • Kivon Bennett has 3.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 3.0 TFL and 31 tackles.
  • Arkansas State’s leading tackler, Jaden Harris, has 52 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
  • Eddie Smith leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 26 tackles and two passes defended.
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