Texas State vs South Alabama prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 9
Texas State vs South Alabama How To Watch
Date: Saturday, October 9
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Bobcat Stadium, San Marcos, TX
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: South Alabama (3-1), Texas State (1-3)
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South Alabama vs Texas State Game Preview
Why South Alabama Will Win
The Jaguars actually passed their real first big test even though they lost.
They rolled through their first three games against three bad teams, but they pushed Louisiana in a 20-13 loss with a passing game that wasn’t bad along with a good performance by the D.
Texas State’s offense is okay, but the defense is having a nightmare of a time on third downs and there’s no pass rush to bother the USA backfield.
On the flip side, South Alabama is No. 1 in the nation in third down stops.
Why Texas State Will Win
The running game has the potential to control the tempo a little bit.
It has yet to bust out big, but it’s been able to hit the 170-yard mark twice to go along with a good–aced passing game that’s been decent enough to at least keep the team in games.
For all the good things South Alabama has done, it doesn’t come up with a whole lot of tackles for loss and it gives up way too many plays in the backfield.
What’s Going To Happen
South Alabama is playing well.
It’s got the defense and the ball control to own the tempo throughout. Texas State likes to keep teams on their heels, but they’re not going to be able to do that well enough with South Alabama QB Jake Bentley getting time to come up with a sharp performance.
South Alabama vs Texas State Prediction, Line
South Alabama 38, Texas State 20
Line: South Alabama -3.5, o/u: 52.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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