3rd Quarter Report

Texas State fell flat on their face against Arkansas State last Saturday, but memory of that harsh defeat doesn't seem to have tripped them up today. Texas State has a bit of a cushion as they currently lead South Alabama 38-24. Texas State's offense has been firing on all cylinders thus far, outscoring their total from last Saturday with time still left to play.

Texas State came into the matchup with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

South Alabama Jaguars @ Texas State Bobcats

Current Records: South Alabama 6-5, Texas State 6-5

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium -- San Marcos, Texas
  • TV: NFL Network
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
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  • Ticket Cost: $14.00

What to Know

Texas State will be in front of their home fans on Saturday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-field advantage. The Texas State Bobcats and the South Alabama Jaguars will face off in a Sun Belt West battle at 7:00 p.m. ET at Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium. Texas State might want some stickum for this game since the team gave up four turnovers on Saturday.

The experts predicted a close game and a win for Texas State, but boy were they wrong. They were dealt a punishing 77-31 defeat at the hands of Arkansas State. Despite 52 more yards than Arkansas State, Texas State couldn't convert that extra yardage to scores.

The loss doesn't tell the whole story though, as several players had good games. One of the most active was TJ Finley, who threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns. Finley has been a model of consistency, as he's now posted a passer rating of 70 or better in the last 11 games he's played. The team also got some help courtesy of Kole Wilson, who picked up 68 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Meanwhile, South Alabama put the finishing touches on their fourth blowout victory of the season on Saturday. They took their contest at home with ease, bagging a 28-0 victory over Marshall. The win made it back-to-back wins for South Alabama.

La'Damian Webb was his usual excellent self, rushing for 117 yards and a touchdown, while also catching a touchdown. Caullin Lacy also helped out with an impressive 126 receiving yards.

Texas State has yet to win a game on the road this season, leaving them with a 6-5 record. As for South Alabama, they now have a winning record of 6-5.

Saturday's match might be decided on the ground as these two are both standouts in the run game. The Bobcats have been excellent on the ground this season, having averaged 198.2 rushing yards per game. However, it's not like the Jaguars struggle in that department as they've been averaging 167.5 per game. It's looking like Saturday's match might have some serious battles in the trenches. Come back here after the game to find expert analysis of the match and other college football content.

Texas State lost to South Alabama at home by a decisive 38-21 margin in their previous matchup back in November of 2022. Will Texas State have more luck at home instead of on the road? Check back here after the action for a full breakdown and analysis of the contest.


South Alabama is a solid 6-point favorite against Texas State, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Jaguars as a 5.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 57 points.

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Series History

Texas State and South Alabama both have 3 wins in their last 6 games.

  • Nov 12, 2022 - South Alabama 38 vs. Texas State 21
  • Oct 09, 2021 - Texas State 33 vs. South Alabama 31
  • 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

Injury Report for Texas State

  • Lincoln Pare: Out for the Season (Knee)

Injury Report for South Alabama

  • Devin Voisin: Out for the Season (Knee)
  • Lincoln Sefcik: doubtful (Undisclosed)