Texas State @ Coastal Carolina
Current Records: Texas State 3-7; Coastal Carolina 8-2
What to Know
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the Texas State Bobcats are set to square off in a Sun Belt matchup at 1 p.m. ET Nov. 20 at Brooks Stadium. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
Coastal Carolina entered their game against the Georgia State Panthers last week without any home losses -- but there's a first time for everything. The Chanticleers fell in a 42-40 heartbreaker. This was hardly the result they or its fans were betting on, as they were favored by 12.5 points over Georgia State heading into this contest. A silver lining for Coastal Carolina was the play of RB Braydon Bennett, who rushed for one TD and 128 yards on ten carries. That touchdown -- a 75-yard rush in the first quarter -- was one of the highlights of the matchup.
Meanwhile, Texas State was hampered by 97 penalty yards against the Georgia Southern Eagles last week. Texas State came up short against Georgia Southern, falling 38-30. The game was a 17-17 toss-up at halftime, but the Bobcats were outplayed the rest of the way. QB Tyler Vitt had a pretty forgettable game, throwing one interception.
Special teams collected 12 points for Texas State. K Seth Keller delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
This next contest looks promising for Coastal Carolina, who are favored by a full 24.5 points. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Coastal Carolina, who are 5-4 against the spread.
Coastal Carolina is now 8-2 while the Bobcats sit at 3-7. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Chanticleers are stumbling into the matchup with the 192nd most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 16 on the season. Texas State has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 224th worst in the nation in touchdowns allowed, with 40 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Brooks Stadium -- Conway, South Carolina
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $17.00
The Chanticleers are a big 24.5-point favorite against the Bobcats, according to the latest college football odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Chanticleers as a 21.5-point favorite.
Coastal Carolina have won two out of their last three games against Texas State.
- Nov 28, 2020 - Coastal Carolina 49 vs. Texas State 14
- Nov 30, 2019 - Coastal Carolina 24 vs. Texas State 21
- Oct 28, 2017 - Texas State 27 vs. Coastal Carolina 7