Through 3 Quarters

The South Alabama Jaguars were expected to win this one, and they are just one quarter away from fulfilling that expectation. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Texas State Bobcats as the Jaguars lead 24-10. South Alabama's offense has come from several players so far, with RB AJ Phillips leading the way by punching in one rushing touchdown.

South Alabama's defense has been flying around the field, snatching three takeaways already. That goes a long way towards explaining why they have a good chance of pulling out a victory.

Who's Playing

South Alabama @ Texas State

Current Records: South Alabama 3-1; Texas State 1-3

What to Know

The Texas State Bobcats and the South Alabama Jaguars are even-steven against one another since October of 2015 (2-2), but not for long. The Bobcats' week off comes to an end as they meet up with South Alabama at 7 p.m. ET at Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium Saturday. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.

A win for Texas State just wasn't in the stars two weeks ago as the squad never even grasped a temporary lead. They took a serious blow against the Eastern Michigan Eagles, falling 59-21. A silver lining for Texas State was the play of WR Javen Banks, who snatched two receiving TDs.

Meanwhile, South Alabama was close but no cigar last week as they fell 20-18 to the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns.

Texas State is expected to lose this next one by 4. Now might not be the best time to take the Bobcats against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.

The losses put Texas State at 1-3 and the Jaguars at a reciprocal 3-1. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Texas State is stumbling into the game with the 219th most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up ten on the season. South Alabama has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 183rd worst in the nation in passing touchdowns, with only two 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 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium -- San Marcos, Texas
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $15.00


The Jaguars are a 4-point favorite against the Bobcats, according to the latest college football odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Jaguars, as the game opened with the Jaguars as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -108

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Series History

Texas State and South Alabama both have two wins in their last four games.

  • Oct 17, 2020 - South Alabama 30 vs. Texas State 20
  • Nov 09, 2019 - Texas State 30 vs. South Alabama 28
  • Sep 15, 2018 - South Alabama 41 vs. Texas State 31
  • Oct 24, 2015 - Texas State 36 vs. South Alabama 18