Rice vs Texas State Prediction NCAAF Picks 12/26

Rice vs Texas State Prediction NCAAF Picks 12/26

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NCAAF Predictions: SERVPRO First Responder Bowl - Texas State vs. Rice

Get ready for the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl clash between the Texas State Bobcats and the Rice Owls on December 26, 2023, at 3:30 PM in Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Dive into the detailed analysis of this exciting matchup:

Game Information

The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is set to commence at 3:30 PM in Gerald J. Ford Stadium, with a game-time temperature of 58 degrees in Dallas, TX. ESPN/ESPN+ will provide coverage. Texas State, with a 7-5 overall record, faces Rice, standing at 6-6. The point spread is set at +3.5 in favor of Rice, with an Over/Under of 59.5 points.

 

Team Stats and Leaders

Texas State Bobcats

Quarterback T. Finley has excelled with 3,287 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Running back I. Mahdi has contributed significantly with 1,209 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, while receiver J. Hobert leads in receptions with 847 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Rice Owls

Quarterback J. Daniels has thrown for 2,443 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Running back D. Connors has gained 707 rushing yards and scored 5 touchdowns. Keep an eye on receiver L. McCaffrey, who has recorded 963 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.

 

Recent Performance

Texas State Bobcats

Texas State heads into the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl after a high-scoring victory against USA. Despite facing challenges earlier in the season, their recent offensive prowess suggests they could make this bowl game competitive.

Rice Owls

Rice enters the bowl game with momentum, securing wins against FAU and CLT. Their recent victories and balanced performance make them a formidable opponent for Texas State in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.

 

Prediction:

Anticipate a closely contested battle in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl, where Rice is poised to cover the +3.5 points spread against Texas State. Rice, with a 6-6 record, has shown resilience in recent games, including a win against FAU. Quarterback J. Daniels' ability to lead the offense, coupled with the team's balanced performance, makes them strong candidates to not only cover the spread but potentially secure a victory against Texas State.

 

Pick: Rice +3.5 -110

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