Free College Football Picks Today: Texas State Bobcats vs Arkansas State Red Wolves 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Texas State Bobcats vs Arkansas State Red Wolves 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The Arkansas State University Red Wolves (3-7, 1-5 SBC) are on the road to face the Texas State University-San Marcos Bobcats (3-7, 1-5 SBC), who will be hoping to end their losing streak, at Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium on Saturday. The Bobcats are six-point favorites, and the total is 51.

Arkansas State is coming off a close 35-33 win over Massachusetts at Centennial Bank Stadium last Saturday. James Blackman threw for 142 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Marcel Murray ran eight times for 123 yards and a touchdown. Champ Flemings caught two passes for 44 yards.

Texas State dropped a fourth straight game last Saturday, falling 38-21 to South Alabama at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Layne Hatcher was 24 of 42 for 143 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Josh Berry carried 15 times for 87 yards and a touchdown. Lincoln Pare hauled in six receptions for 30 yards.


The Bobcats won the only game between the teams last season, a 24-22 victory in November. Tyler Vitt threw one touchdown for Texas State, as Calvin Hill added a rushing TD and Trevis Graham Jr. scored once. Layne Hatcher tossed two touchdowns for Arkansas State.


The Red Wolves are averaging 26.8 points per game for the season, 78th in FBS, and they are facing a Bobcats defense that has surrendered 26.2 PPG (68th). Meanwhile, Texas State has scored 22.4 points a game this season, 102nd in the country, and Arkansas State is allowing 31.3 PPG (110th).

The Red Wolves rank as one of the nation’s worst teams in rushing yards per game (96.6, 122nd), while they are 77th in passing yards (226.1). The Bobcats are 89th in passing yards allowed per game (243.1) and 25th against the run (117.9).

Texas State has been one of the nation’s least productive rushing teams, averaging 88.2 yards per game (126th), while ranking 69th in passing yards (232.4). The Red Wolves are allowing 257.2 passing yards (104th) and 153.7 rushing yards per game (79th).


Through nine games, James Blackman has thrown for 13 touchdowns (2 INT) and 223.8 yards per game to lead Arkansas State in passing. In four away games this season, he has five TDs (1 INT) and an average of 246.0 yards passing.

Johnnie Lang leads the team in rushing with an average of 36.3 yards a game over 10 games. He has three touchdowns on the ground. Seydou Traore is the Red Wolves’ leading receiver with 56.2 yards a game and four TDs.

Layne Hatcher has 19 passing touchdowns (9 INT) with 232.4 yards per game through 10 games to lead Texas State. In four home games this season, he has thrown for 11 TDs (4 INT) and an average of 279.5 yards.

Lincoln Pare has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 47.6 yards a game through 10 games. He has four total touchdowns, three rushing and one receiving. Ashtyn Hawkins has been a key target in the Bobcats’ passing game. He has seven touchdowns and a 65.2 yard per game average through nine appearances.


Arkansas State is winless away from home this season in five games.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

Arkansas State (+190)

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