Tomorrow marks the home opener for the Texas State Bobcats.
Prairie View A&M comes to town for the second time in three years. Back in 2011, Texas State had to rally and hold off the Panthers en route to a 34-26 win inside Bobcat Stadium.
Will it be that close again? Who will stand out?
Here are three bold predictions about the game.
No. 1 — Texas State explodes for 425 yards of total offense.
Reason — After last week’s horrendous output (118 yards through three quarters against Southern Miss), the Bobcats will look to make a statement in Saturday’s game. Texas State will do just that as the team puts up 450 yards of total offense (225 through the air, 200 on the ground). Main benefactors from the evening are senior quarterback Tyler Arndt (200 passing yards, 2 TDs) and the talented backfield duo of Robert Lowe and Chris Nutall.
No. 2 — Texas State’s defense records two sacks and two takeaways.
Reason — While the Bobcats won’t match last week’s ridiculous performance (six takeaways), they’ll nab an interception and force a fumble against PVAMU. Texas State will contain the Panthers’ mobile quarterback Jerry Lovelocke well enough to bring him down twice in the backfield, one of those by junior defensive end Michael Odiari.
No. 3 — Announced attendance will be 22,215.
Reason — Even though the Prairie View A&M Panthers aren’t the Texas Tech Red Raiders, enough fans will come through the turnstiles to watch the Texas State Bobcats go 2-0 for the first time since 2005. Would rank as the second largest crowd to ever watch Texas State play inside Bobcat Stadium.
Think I’m crazy? Got your own? Let me hear from you.