Preview 2018: Texas State Bobcats. The Rebuild Has To Pay Off

Preview 2018: Texas State Bobcats. The Rebuild Has To Pay Off

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Preview 2018: Texas State Bobcats. The Rebuild Has To Pay Off


What You Need To Know About The Texas State Offense

– Former Rutgers running backs coach Zak Kuhr knows how to handle a ground game, and he has a whole lot of work to do with an offense that averaged just 340 yards and 17 points per game. But he has the running backs to work with.

The top five rushers return, with Anthony D. Taylor, Anthony Smith – who was banged up this spring – and Robert Brown three young options who can move. They combined for over 1,100 yards with five scores.

– Can Willie Jones take over the quarterback job and lock it down? He’s a strong runner, finishing fourth on the team with 168 yards despite splitting time, but he only threw for 281 yards. There are several other options getting their shot led by Jaylen Gipson, a decent-sized option who can move.

There wasn’t much of a boost from the receiving corps last year, and two of the top three receivers are done, but Tyler Watts is a decent short-range option with plenty of young options looking to do more. five of the top nine pass catchers were underclassmen.

– The offensive line could be the team’s strength with a little time. It was a disaster at times when it came to keeping defenses out of the backfield, and it didn’t do enough for the ground game. But four underclassmen started, and now all five starters return. There’s not a ton of mass, but the veterans are there. But …

Biggest Key To The Texas State Offense

Really, the line has to be able to block better. The experience has to translate into production after allowing 109 tackles for loss – the second-most in the country – along with 36 sacks.

The skill players weren’t exactly superstars, but they didn’t get a whole lot of time to operate. As long as the this year’s front five can be steady, and can keep the tackles for loss from happening in bunches, the offense should start to do far more.

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