2017 Football Preview – Sun Belt – Bobcats
Looking for 2017 Texas State Bobcats predictions? The Bobcats endured a very brutal 2016 season. They finished with a 2-10 record and that put them in 11th place in the Sun Belt Conference. Their only two wins were against Ohio and Incarnate Word, and other then that most of the games were pretty ugly and blow outs. Coming into this season there is a ton of questions surrounding this team, but people inside the program believe it’s going to be better.
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So if this Bobcats team is better, just how good will they be?
2017 Texas State Bobcats Predictions: Team Strengths
Skill players on offense: This Texas State Bobcats team doesn’t really have a lot of strengths coming into this season, but some of the skill players on the offensive could be considered a strength.
Mississippi State transfer Damian Williams is expected to take over the reigns as the starting quarterback for this team.
Coming into college he was a three star recruit, so that shows he has some skills that should help him at least have some success for the Bobcats this season.
The Bobcats also have a ton of good wide receivers that should be able to really help open up the passing game for Williams.
A crowd in the Backfield: The Bobcats are going to have plenty of options to choose from in the backfield.
Coming into spring ball they had six running backs vying for playing time. The leading rusher from last year Stedman Mayberry, who had 593 yards also returns to the team.
He isn’t the expected start this year, but with all the good talent they should be able to do a running back by committee and be just fine.
2017 Texas State Bobcats Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Who’s Going To Block?: The Texas State Bobcats offensive line was terrible last year, and it doesn’t look like they will be any better this year.
The crew last year allowed their quarterback to get sacked 44 times in just twelve games. It doesn’t matter how good your quarterback is, if he is getting hit that many times, he is really going to struggle with being successful.
Overall team Confidence: After only winning two games last season, if the team losses a couple of games early this year, they might find a problem staying motivated.
Losing can really wear on a team so they need to try to get a couple early wins, or it could be another long long season for the Bobcats.
Texas State Bobcats Prediction
The good thing for the Texas State Bobcats is that they can’t get much worse then two wins. This team is better then last years so if they won two or less games this year I would be shocked.
They start off the season against a Houston Baptist University that finished last year with a 4-7 record. I think that they will use a strong off season though to pull out the win.
The other good thing for this team is that newcomer Coastal Carolina is now in the conference and with this being their first year of Power Five football, I think that the Bobcats will win this game.
The offensive line and the quarterback position has improved on this team so to get to four wins, they only need to find two more wins on the schedule.
If the offensive line can improve this team might be able to get up to five or six wins, but that is a big if because the offensive line was so bad last year. Even if they can have one less sack a game the wins would go up a couple more.
2017 Texas State Bobcats Football Schedule
- 9/2/17 7:00 PM ET HBU
- 9/9/17 2:00 PM ET @COLO
- 9/16/17 7:00 PM ET APP
- 9/23/17 TBD UTSA
- 9/30/17 TBD @WYO
- 10/7/17 TBD ULM
- 10/12/17 TBD @ULL
- 10/28/17 TBD @CCAR
- 10/28/17 TBD @CCAR
- 11/4/17 TBD NMSU
- 11/11/17 TBD GSU
- 11/18/17 TBD @ARST
- 11/25/17 TBD @TROY
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