Who's Playing

Texas State @ Arkansas State

Current Records: Texas State 3-8; Arkansas State 2-9

What to Know

This Saturday, the Arkansas State Red Wolves are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 39.91 points per contest. Arkansas State and the Texas State Bobcats will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 2 p.m. ET Saturday at Centennial Bank Stadium. If the matchup is anything like Texas State's 47-45 victory from their previous meeting in November of last year, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.

The Red Wolves came up short against the Georgia State Panthers last week, falling 28-20. Arkansas State's loss came about despite a quality game from RB Lincoln Pare, who caught six passes for one TD and 118 yards. One of the most thrilling moments was Pare's 83-yard TD reception in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, it was all tied up 14-14 at halftime, but Texas State was not quite the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers' equal in the second half when they met last week. Texas State took a 35-21 hit to the loss column. Despite the defeat, they got a solid performance out of RB Calvin Hill, who rushed for one TD and 100 yards on 12 carries. That touchdown -- a 54-yard rush in the second quarter -- was one of the highlights of the game.

This next contest is expected to be close, with Arkansas State going off at just a 2-point favorite. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

The losses put the Red Wolves at 2-9 and the Bobcats at 3-8. Arkansas State is 1-7 after losses this year, Texas State 3-4.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Centennial Bank Stadium -- Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $28.00

Odds

The Red Wolves are a slight 2-point favorite against the Bobcats, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Arkansas State have won five out of their last six games against Texas State.

  • Nov 21, 2020 - Texas State 47 vs. Arkansas State 45
  • Oct 26, 2019 - Arkansas State 38 vs. Texas State 14
  • Nov 24, 2018 - Arkansas State 33 vs. Texas State 7
  • Nov 18, 2017 - Arkansas State 30 vs. Texas State 12
  • Dec 03, 2016 - Arkansas State 36 vs. Texas State 14
  • Dec 05, 2015 - Arkansas State 55 vs. Texas State 17