College Football: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Veterans Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Troy Trojans -23.5 — Over/Under
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The Troy Trojans and the Texas State Bobcats will be meeting up in college football activity on Saturday from Troy University Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Troy comes into this one at 3-7 on the year. The Trojans have beaten TX Southern, NM State and Georgia State but lost to Rutgers, South Alabama, UTSA, Louisiana, GA Southern, LA-Monroe and App State this season.
In the App State game, Texas State QB Damian Williams put up 260 yards, one TD and one pick, while Robert Brown led the rush on 51 yards. Elijah King led the Bobcats receivers with his six catches for 112 yards.
Over on the Troy side, they’re 8-2 this year. The Trojans have fallen to Boise State and Liberty but otherwise beaten Florida A&M, Nebraska, LA_Monroe, Coastal Carolina, Georgia State, South Alabama, Louisiana and GA Southern.
In the GA Southern game, Troy QB Sawyer Smith put up 287 yards and a score, and BJ Smith logged 86 yards and two TDs on the ground. Luke Whittemore was the top receiver for the Trojans with three catches for 110 yards and a TD.
Texas State is 3-0-1 ATS in their last four road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall. The Bobcats are also 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss and 1-7 ATS in their last eight on turf.
Meanwhile, the Trojans are 8-0-1 ATS in their last nine conference games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four home games. Troy is 4-0 ATS in their last four in November and 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine overall.
Texas State had a nice little two-game run going, scoring a total of 67 points, but hit the wall against App State with a 38-7 blowout loss. That marked the third time in the last five games the Bobcats have scored 14 points or fewer.
As for Troy, they’re looking good in this three-game win streak, posting at least 26 points in every game. I can’t find a whole lot of reasons to think the Trojans won’t cover here.