Texas State Prediction: What’s Going To Happen
The youth movement of the last few years will start to pay off a little bit. Not enough to make much of a dent in the Sun Belt race, but there will be signs of life.
The defensive side will be a plus thanks to a back eight that welcomes back six starters and has the veteran corners to finally start taking the ball away.
Can Willie Jones be the man at quarterback? Will the veteran line be able to start blocking to help all the young skill guys do their thing?
This is still a rebuilding process – or even a building process – with a whole lot of mistakes to be dealt with before the winning starts to come. But the experience and the schedule are enough to have the best year yet in the Everett Withers era.
That might be a low bar after two straight two-win seasons, but the program has been slowly creating what’s needed. Even doubling the win total will look good.
Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 3.5
The Bobcats weren’t all that close to doing more than 2-10 last year – with just two of the losses by a touchdown or less – and the schedule isn’t quite as easy as it might be for most.
Even so, they’ll beat Texas Southern and will take down at least two other games, but there aren’t any obvious wins. New Mexico State at home isn’t a layup, and neither is Georgia Southern or Louisiana.
Four wins – at ULM, at Georgia State, and at South Alabama are all in play – is a reasonable call. But not an obvious one.