Texas State Bobcats
Location: San Marcos, TX
Coach: Jake Spavital (0-0 @ TSU) 1st season at TSU
Stadium: Bobcat Stadium (Capacity 30,000)
8th: Sun Belt (4th SBC West)
53rd: Group of Five
155th: Division I
2018 In a Sentence: Coach Everett Withers finished his third and final season in San Marcos having never won more than three games per year–including finishing just 3-9 overall in 2018 and 7-28 in his full tenure.
Biggest Shoes to Fill: TE Kennen Brown was an All-Sun Belt performer last year after leading the team in receptions with 51. He was the top college tight end rated by Pro Football Focus after an ovarll rating of 86.6 and catching 76.1 percent of the passes in which he was targeted. He signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Rams following the draft.
Key Player: LB Bryan London II was an All-Sun Belt performer last year with a conference high 109 tackles. He is one of nine starters back for the Bobcats so look for him to lead what should be a powerful group on defense.
Fearless Prediction: New Coach Spavital, a 33-year old former assistant at Tulsa, Houston, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M (and, most recently, West Virginia), will try to bring the air raid pass offense to Texas State. The offense last year was abysmal in ranking 126th in all of the FBS last year and scored exactly seven points in four of its games. The defense made strides, however, and brings back much experience and if the new offense can come around a little bit there is a chance for this team to improve but it likely will take more than one offseason for this transition to occure. Expect a 1-2 win total upgrade this year.
Originally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is a 1996 graduate of North Dakota State University. His prior writing experience is over 15 years having previously worked with D2football.com, I-AA.org, and College Sporting News before coming to College Sports Journal in 2016. His main focus is college football is the Missouri Valley Football Conference within the Division I FCS. And in 2017, he began also to look at the FBS Group of Five conferences of the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.
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