Texas State @ Georgia State
Current Records: Texas State 2-4; Georgia State 2-4
What to Know
The Georgia State Panthers have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. The Panthers and the Texas State Bobcats will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 2 p.m. ET Saturday at Center Parc Stadium. Georgia State should still be feeling good after a big win, while Texas State will be looking to regain their footing.
Georgia State was the big favorite in their most recent matchup, and for good reason. They made easy work of the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks two weeks ago and carried off a 55-21 victory. The contest was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 28-7. QB Darren Grainger had a dynamite game for Georgia State; he passed for four TDs and 230 yards on 25 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 84 yards. Grainger hadn't helped his team much against the Appalachian State Mountaineers three weeks ago, so this was a nice turnaround for him.
Meanwhile, it was a hard-fought game, but Texas State had to settle for a 31-28 loss against the Troy Trojans last week. Despite the defeat, the Bobcats got a solid performance out of WR Javen Banks, who caught four passes for one TD and 96 yards. Near the top of the highlight reel was Brady McBride's 75-yard TD bomb to Banks in the second quarter.
This next matchup looks promising for the Panthers, who are favored by a full 10.5 points. Those taking them against the spread are banking on an outcome similar to that of the team's game two weeks ago, where they covered a 16-point spread.
Georgia State's victory brought them up to 2-4 while Texas State's loss pulled them down to an identical 2-4. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Georgia State is 232nd worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with 15 on the season. The Bobcats have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the contest with the 220th most touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 25 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 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Center Parc Stadium -- Atlanta, Georgia
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Panthers are a big 10.5-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 10.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Georgia State have won three out of their last five games against Texas State.
- Sep 21, 2019 - Texas State 37 vs. Georgia State 34
- Nov 03, 2018 - Texas State 40 vs. Georgia State 31
- Nov 11, 2017 - Georgia State 33 vs. Texas State 30
- Oct 08, 2016 - Georgia State 41 vs. Texas State 21
- Nov 14, 2015 - Georgia State 41 vs. Texas State 19