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How and what to watch for Texas State vs. Georgia Southern

The Eagles are trying to be bowl-eligible for the third-straight season, while the Bobcats are looking to snap their six-game losing streak.

Georgia Southern Eagles helmets shown with a camouflage pattern logo for Military Appreciation Night during the Eagles game against the South Alabama Jaguars on October 29, 2020 at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. Photo by Chris Thelen/Getty Images

The Texas State Bobcats will be trying to snap their six-game losing streak on Saturday against the Georgia Southern Eagles at 3:30 p.m. ET in Statesboro, GA.

The Bobcats (1-8) have not won a game since Sept. 19 against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. Last week, Texas State lost 38-17 to the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Bobcats did not have an answer for Mountaineers quarterback Zac Thomas and running back Daetrich Harrington.

Thomas completed 18-of-27 passes for 168 yards and three touchdowns, while Harrington added 113 rushing yards on 18 carries. As a team, Texas State’s defense allowed App St. to rush for 258 yards, which does not bode well for their matchup against Georgia Southern. The Eagles are one of the best teams running the football with their triple-option attack led by quarterback Shai Werts.

Bobcats quarterback Tyler Vitt played well, completing 21-of-38 for 205 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions, and unning back Jahmyl Jeter rushed for a season-high 135 yards on 11 carries. But it might be tough for the Bobcats to duplicate this performance as Georgia Southern’s defense is only giving up 101.6 rushing yards per game this season.

The Eagles (5-2) are riding a two-game winning streak and have won four of their last five games. Last Saturday, Georgia Southern defeated Troy 20-13 behind a ridiculous 326 rushing yards performance. Freshman running back Gerald Green led both teams in rushing with 109 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown. Senior quarterback Shai Werts had the other rushing touchdown for the Eagles and 50 yards on the ground. If Georgia State can snag the win on Saturday, they will be bowl-eligible for the third-straight season.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Texas State vs. Georgia Southern on Saturday, November 14th at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3, which you can stream via the ESPN app or at WatchESPN.com with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Texas State vs. Georgia Southern (-10)
Point Total: 48.5
Money line: Texas State (+285) vs. Georgia Southern (-375)

  • Texas State is 0-6 straight up in its last six games.
  • The point total went under in eight of Texas State’s last 11 games.
  • Georgia Southern is 4-2 against the spread in its last six games.
  • The point total went under in eight of Georgia Southern’s last nine games.

Betting splits

Texas State: (54% of handle, 23% percent of bets)
Georgia Southern: (46% of handle, 77% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

This is one of the easier picks on the Week 11 college football schedule. Georgia Southern is facing a Texas State team that only has one win, and gave up 258 rushing yards last week to App St. The Bobcats are going up against one of the better teams running the ball in the Eagles, who ran for 326 yards against last week against Troy.

Pick: Georgia Southern (-10)

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