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    One of the best rushers in college football will be featured when Ismail Mahdi and the Texas State Bobcats (3-1) visit the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-3) on Saturday, September 30, 2023.

    The Bobcats are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-5.5), against the Golden Eagles. The over/under for this game is 62.5 points.

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    Game Info for Texas State vs. Southern Miss

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
    • Stadium: M.M. Roberts Stadium
    Texas State vs Southern Miss Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Texas State -5.5 -110 -110 62.5 -110 -110 -238 +193

    Texas State Pick Insights

    • Texas State is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Texas State has not yet covered the spread as favorites of 5.5 points or more this season (0-1).
    • In Texas State’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    Texas State Stats & Insights

    • Texas State has the 104th-ranked defense this year (412.3 yards allowed per game), and has been more effective offensively, ranking 15th-best with a tally of 485.3 yards per game.
    • On offense, Texas State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 13th-best in the FBS by putting up 41.8 points per game. The Bobcats rank 87th on defense (27.3 points allowed per game).
    • Texas State has the 40th-ranked passing offense this season (273 passing yards per game), and has been worse on defense, ranking 15th-worst with 276.5 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Texas State ranks 74th in run defense this season (135.8 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking 17th-best in the FBS with 212.3 rushing yards per game.
    • Despite having a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks 12th-worst in the FBS (50% third-down conversion rate), Texas State has played better offensively, ranking 68th in the FBS by putting up a 40.9% third-down conversion rate.
    • Texas State ranks 34th in college football with a +2 turnover margin after forcing 7 turnovers (33rd in the FBS) and committing five (50th in the FBS).

    Texas State’s Best Players

    • TJ Finley has thrown for 1,055 yards (263.8 ypg) to lead Texas State, completing 71.4% of his passes and tossing eight touchdown passes compared to one interception this season.
    • Mahdi has racked up 399 yards on 36 carries while finding paydirt four times as a runner. He’s also caught four passes for 77 yards (19.3 per game) and one touchdown through the air.
    • Malik Hornsby has piled up 146 yards on 11 carries, scoring three times.
    • Kole Wilson’s leads his squad with 277 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 17 receptions (out of 19 targets) and scored two touchdowns.
    • Joey Hobert has put up a 244-yard season so far with two touchdowns, hauling in 20 passes on 25 targets.
    • Ashtyn Hawkins’ 17 catches have turned into 186 yards and one touchdown.
    • Tavian Coleman has two sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 11 tackles.
    • Brian Holloway is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s picked up 37 tackles, four TFL, and 0.5 sacks.
    • Tory Spears has a team-leading one interception to go along with 19 tackles and one pass defended.

    Southern Miss Betting Insights

    • Southern Miss has compiled a 0-3-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Southern Miss is 0-2 against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this year.
    • Southern Miss hase hit the over in two of three games with a set total (66.7%).

    Southern Miss Pick Insights

    • Southern Miss is accumulating 337.5 total yards per game on offense this season (101st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 379.8 total yards per contest (84th-ranked).
    • Southern Miss’ defense has been a bottom-25 unit in scoring defense this season, conceding 36.3 points per game, which ranks 13th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 92nd with 23.3 points per contest.
    • Southern Miss ranks 98th in the FBS with 210.5 passing yards per contest, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 23rd-best by giving up only 177.8 passing yards per game.
    • Southern Miss’ defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, ceding 202 rushing yards per game, which ranks 13th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 100th with 127 rushing yards per contest.
    • Southern Miss ranks 24th-worst in third-down conversion percentage (34.5%), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 59th in the FBS with a 37.5% third-down rate allowed.
    • With three forced turnovers (110th in the FBS) and four turnovers committed (30th in the FBS) this season, Southern Miss ranks 82nd in the FBS with a turnover margin of -1.

    Southern Miss’ Best Players

    • Billy Wiles has compiled 813 yards on 54.2% passing while collecting five touchdown passes with four interceptions this season.
    • Rodrigues Clark has rushed for 234 yards on 33 carries so far this year while scoring two times on the ground.
    • Frank Gore Jr. has run for 208 yards across 50 carries, scoring two touchdowns.
    • Jakarius Caston has racked up 246 receiving yards on 13 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring two touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Latreal Jones has caught 15 passes and compiled 177 receiving yards (44.3 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Tiaquelin Mims’ 10 catches (on 17 targets) have netted him 122 yards (30.5 ypg).
    • Josh Ratcliff has two sacks to pace the team, and also has one TFL and 11 tackles.
    • So far Jay Stanley leads the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has racked up 20 tackles and two interceptions this season.
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