By Osmara Valles
KTSW Sports Reporter
SAN MARCOS, Texas — With immeasurable anticipation in the air, the Texas State Bobcats are hosting the Troy Trojans this Saturday at 6 p.m. where they will be fighting for first place in the Sun Belt Conference. Both teams boast a (5-2) record to date this year.
The Bobcats are ranked 11th in scoring offense. The Trojans, ranked 17th in scoring defense, will look to slow down the explosive Bobcat offense. This is due to the fact that the Trojans are averaging only 17.4 points per game compared to the Bobcats who are averaging 38.3 points per game.
Alongside South Alabama, the Bobcats and Trojans are battling for first place in the division. The expectations are mounting for both teams since the winner of the contest will be in a firm position to hold first place.
The Trojans have certainly had the Bobcat’s number since 1998- winning 11 consecutive games. Without a doubt, the Bobcats must use their offensive components as their advantage for the entirety of the game.
Meanwhile, the Trojans after defeating Army 19-0, will be using their defensive skills as their specialty.
The Bobcats are 15th in the nation with their offense averaging 6.81 yards per game. They are second to South Alabama (520.7) with an average of 499.3 yards of offense in only conference games. Texas State’s offense will be called upon throughout the game and along with the crucial players that play in it.
The Bobcats are seeking their sixth win of the season for the first time since 2005. If the Bobcats defeat the Trojans, they will garner bowl eligibility for the first time since 2014.
A bulk of Texas State’s wins have come at home, and they will look to continue this trend Saturday.
This game carries a deeper meaning for Texas State as it will be their Homecoming game. The team will be paying homage by wearing throwback Southwest Texas (SWT) uniforms. The game will be streaming live on ESPN+ and broadcasted on KTSW 89.9 and Varsity Network
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