1. TEXAS STATE WIN TOTAL PREDICTION: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN
The talent level might not be anything amazing, but after years of decent Sun Belt recruiting, this was when the program was supposed to take a turn under Everett Withers.
He’s gone, Jake Spavital is a rising young head coach, and now the fun should start to come.
There might not be a whole lot of wins, but with 19 starters back, a fun new offense, and some Sun Belt all-stars to work around on defense. There are pieces for the new coaching staff to work with, but it might take a while to get there.
Set The Regular Season Win Total At … 4
The Bobcats don’t leave Texas until the last week of October, but going to Texas A&M and SMU will likely be losses, and the entire season might hinge on whether or not they can get by Georgia State, Nicholls State, and ULM at home. Lose most or all of those, and it’s uh-oh time.
Four of the last six games are on the road – and it’ll be a stunner if at least three aren’t losses, but one of the home games in the mix is against South Alabama.
In all, there’s enough to get to four wins – making it the best season since 2014 – and maybe five.