Troy University Trojans
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#345 Troy -7
vs. #346 Texas State 61

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:00pm EST
Bobcat Stadium, San Marcos
Written by Adam Rauzino

The Texas State Bobcats will host the Troy Trojans in a Sun Belt battle Saturday afternoon from Bobcat Stadium. The Trojans registered a 49-28 home win over Georgia Southern last week, and the Bobcats are coming off a 30-28 home win over South Alabama in their latest action. Troy defeated Texas State by a 12-7 score last season.

Troy Scores Season-High 49 Points

The Troy Trojans will be targeting their first two-game winning streak of the season in this one. The Trojans also need a win in two of their final three games to secure bowl eligibility. Troy’s offense is a strength which was evident in their 49-28 home win against Georgia Southern last week to improve to 2-3 in Sun Belt play. Kaleb Barker continues to shine. The senior QB has tallied at least 330 passing yards in three consecutive games, and he has accumulated 2,806 passing yards with a 24:7 TD to INT ratio.

Troy’s rushing offense isn’t nearly as productive as their passing game, although DK Billingsley can do damage. The sophomore RB has eclipsed 100 rushing yards four times this season, and he has 779 rushing yards on the year. I expect Billingsley to go after a weak Bobcats rush defense.

Watch for Kaylon Geiger in this one. The junior WR is very difficult to contain, racking up 255 receiving yards in his last two games, and he is up to 741 receiving yards.  The Trojans offense is among the best in the Sun Belt, and they have scored at least 30 points in all but one game.

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The Troy defense was better last week, but overall it has been an issue. They especially have trouble defending the pass, while their rush defense is decent, placing 50th in the FBS. The Trojans are scoring an average of 36.3 points, placing them 22nd overall. They are allowing an average of 32.1 points, pegging them 98th in the country. Troy is 1-3 on the road.

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