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Rice Seeks Redemption in First Responder Bowl vs. Texas State

Gerald J. Ford Stadium has a contest on tap for Tuesday as the Texas State Bobcats and the Rice Owls will both be trying to pick up a win.

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl 2023

Texas State vs Rice

When: 5:30 PM ET, Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Where: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas
Where to watch: SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Game Odds, Spread, Moneyline & Total

Texas State @ Rice
Moneyline

Texas State    -170
Rice    +145

Texas State @ Rice
Point Spread

Texas State   -3.5 (-105)
Rice   3.5 (-115)

Texas State @ Rice
Total

Over    59.5 (-105)
Under    59.5 (-115)

Team Record & Betting Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense
Texas State 7-5 6-6 36.00 33.83
Rice 6-6 8-3-1 30.25 26.67
Name ATS Home ATS Away OU Record
Texas State 3-3 3-3 5-6-1
Rice 5-1-1 3-2 6-6

Texas State Bobcats Last 5 Games

Opponent score Result line ATS Result
SALA 52-44 W 6/57 W/O
ARKST 31-77 L -3/59.5 L/O
COAST 23-31 L -2.5/55 L/U
GASO 45-24 W -2.5/69 W/P
TROY 13-31 L 6.5/53 L/U

Rice Owls Last 5 Games

Opponent score Result line ATS Result
FAU 24-21 W -3/47 P/U
CHAR 28-7 W -1/46.5 W/U
UTSA 14-34 L 13.5/55 L/U
SMU 31-36 L 13/59 W/O
TUL 28-30 L 10/55 W/O

Game Preview

Rice coach Mike Bloomgren says his players can still remember how empty they felt after losing to Southern Miss last December in the Lending Tree Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

“They came to work every day over the last year with the mindset to not only return to a bowl but return as champions,” he said. “That determination drove them to close the season with wins in our last two games to earn this opportunity.”

That opportunity occurs on Tuesday in Dallas, where the Owls will play Texas State in the First Responder Bowl.

by FLM

Betting Odds Trends

Texas State Bobcats
Texas State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Rice Owls
Rice is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice’s last 6 games

Texas State Injuries

Player Status/Updated
Joey Hobert Ques Tues – Undisclosed – 12/20/23
Drew Donley Ques Tues – Undisclosed – 12/20/23
Calvin Hill Out indefinitely – Undisclosed – 12/1/23

Rice Injuries

Player Status/Updated
Jack Bradley Doub Tues – Undisclosed – 12/20/23
JT Daniels out for season – Concussion – 12/2/23

NCAA Football Parlay Picks & Free Predictions

Final Score: Rice 00-00
The Pick: Rice (+145) & Over 59½ (-105)
A $100 Parlay Bet will return $478 in total Payout

NCAAF Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook

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