Texas State Bobcats Odds

Texas State Bobcats Odds

Texas State’s football program hasn’t been a powerhouse at the Division I-A level since upgrading before the 2012 season, but that hasn’t dissuaded the Bobcats from setting their season goals high and chasing conference championships.

For bettors, the Texas State Bobcats represent another possible opportunity to find value during the college football season. Below, we take a closer look at the Bobcats’ football program and give you all the information you need to begin betting.

This week’s Texas State Bobcats point spread odds

In our odds feed below, you will find the most current lines on Texas State Bobcats football from legal online sportsbooks in TX. Click on any Texas State Bobcats odds to go directly to the sportsbook.

Texas State Conference Championship odds

While Texas State has never won a Division I national title, they do claim two from their days in Division II. Check their current conference championship odds below.

How to bet on Texas State football odds

For those interested in learning more about betting on the Bobcats, check out this brief explainer on moneylines, point spreads, totals and prop bets.

What is the Texas State moneyline?  

Two teams are set to play an upcoming game, and you’re tasked with picking which one will win. If you’re right, your payout will be determined by how much you bet and the odds when you finalized your bet slip.

Every Texas sportsbook will have plenty of moneyline options for you, but the FanDuel betting site has one of the most impressive collections of college football moneyline opportunities. The college football betting odds it offers up are very competitive as well.

An example of a moneyline bet might look like this:

  • Texas State Bobcats   -175
  • UTSA Roadrunners  +220

You can identify which team is the favorite to win by which carries negative odds in a moneyline bet. Those negative numbers also show you how much you have to bet to get $100 in profit if you win.

Positive numbers, which indicate the underdog, are how much you could potentially win with a successful $100 bet. For example, a winning $100 moneyline bet on the UTSA Roadrunners would result in a payout of $220 plus the initial $100 bet returned.

What is the Texas State point spread? 

Oddsmakers take the two teams playing and assign the favorite a specific number of points to win by for bets on their side to pay out. If the team fails to win by that number of points or more, then bets on the underdog will win.

When sports betting is legalized in Texas, the BetMGM Sportsbook app should offer a solid array of point spread bets: the most-preferred bet type among sharps. There is a lot of value to be found in point spreads if you know what you’re looking for.

Here’s an example of a college football point spread bet:

  • Texas State Bobcats -12.5 (-110)
  • Nicholls Colonels     +12.5 (-110)

In this example, oddsmakers predict the Bobcats will beat their rivals by at least 13 points. If there is any other outcome, such as the Colonels losing by just 11 points, then the bets on Nicholls win.

Both sides of this bet are set at -110 odds, which tells you that if you wagered that amount and were successful, your payout would be $210, including your original bet plus $100 in profit.

Texas State Bobcats totals bets

For totals bets, you’re given a predicted number of points that oddsmakers believe the two teams will combine to score. Your job is to determine if those two teams will score over or under that total.

At DraftKings online sportsbook, totals bets are a college football staple. The oddsmakers are usually pretty accurate, but you can always find extra value by combing through available data as part of your research to take advantage of any potential opportunities you discover.

Here’s what most totals bets look like:

  • Over         48.5 (-110)
  • Under      48.5 (-110)

You don’t have to concern yourself with which team wins this game. Instead, you need to focus only on the final score. For example, an outcome of 24-21 would be a win for those who bet the under as the total comes to 45. If the game ended at 27-24 (51 points), it would be the over bets taking home profits.

In this example, both sides of the bet carry -110 odds. A bet of $110 would pay out $210, which includes $100 in winnings.

Texas State football prop bets

Prop bets are their own kind of betting experience thanks to the sheer variety. These bets are rarely focused on the game’s outcome. Instead, they hinge on situations that might occur, individual player performance or team performance.

Caesars sports betting has been around long enough to see the prop bet’s rise in Las Vegas. Since the boom of legal sportsbooks across the country, interest in prop bets continues to grow. Caesars has made the prop bet one of the showcases of its online sportsbook.

Here’s a prop bet example:

Will Texas State score over/under 2.5 touchdowns in the first half? 

  • Over (-118) or Under (-108)

While this reads like a totals bet we discussed above, this prop bet is focused on a specific outcome and time span, instead of the overall game.

Prop bets can range from silly to serious. Shop around at the various Texas online sportsbooks to find one that suits you.

Texas State Bobcats football coaching staff

The Texas State Bobcats have seen 20 total coaches lead them through the decades, and you will find them all listed below, along with the current coaching staff of the program.

  • Head coach: Jake Spavital
  • Defensive coordinator: Zac Spavital
  • Strength and conditioning coach: Damon Harrington

Here is the chronological list of head coaches for the Bobcats:

Coach Tenure
Jake Spavital 2019-current
Chris Woods 2018 – interim
Everett Withers 2016-2018
Dennis Franchione 1990-1991 and 2011-2015
Brad Wright 2007-2010
David Baliff 2004-2006
Manny Matsakis 2003
Bob DeBesse 1997-2002
Jim Bob Helduser 1992-1996
John O’Hara 1983-1989
Jim Wacker 1979-1982
Bill Miller 1965-1978
Milton Jowers 1951-1953 and 1961-1964
Jack Henry 1960
R.W. Parker 1954-1959
George Vest 1946-1950
Joe Bailey Cheaney 1935-1942
Oscar W. Strahan 1919-1934
G.B. Marsh 1916-1918
C. Spurgeon Smith 1913-1915
James R. Coxen 1910-1912

Where do the Texas State Bobcats play their home games?

The aptly named Bobcat Stadium is the home field for the Texas State Bobcats football team.

Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium

  • Address: 1100 Aquarena Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
  • Owner: Texas State University
  • Capacity: 30,008
  • Record attendance: 33,133 (vs. University of Houston on Sept. 24, 2016)
  • Opened: 1981
  • Expanded: 2012

How to watch and listen to Texas State Bobcats football games

Interested in catching some Bobcats games? Below, we list the various ways you can watch and listen.


  • FS1
  • ESPN
  • ESPN3

For streaming services, you can find some Bobcats games at:

  • ESPN+

If you’d rather listen to the games, tune your dial to:

  • 1300 AM (Austin / San Marcos)
  • 930 AM (San Antonio)
  • 89.9 FM (San Marcos)

You can also stream the radio broadcasts over the internet via:

  • TuneIn App

A brief history of the Texas State Bobcats football team

While Texas State may be far from the premier football program in the Lone Star State, it has done a nice job of keeping itself relevant, no matter its division. Below, we take a gander at some of the important years in Bobcats football history.

  • 2013: Texas State negotiates membership into the Sun Belt Conference.
  • 2012: The Bobcats join the Football Bowl Subdivision and the Western Athletic Conference.
  • 2008: The Bobcats defeat Sam Houston State to win the Southland Conference Championship.
  • 2005: Texas State wins the Southland Conference and two games in the NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs.
  • 1986: The Southland Conference becomes the new home for the Bobcats.
  • 1984: Texas State joins the Gulf Star Conference.
  • 1982: The Bobcats win their second consecutive Division II National Championship.
  • 1981: Under the coaching of Jim Wacker, the Bobcats go 13-1 on the season and win the NCAA Division II National Championship.
  • 1948: Texas State wins the first of nine Lone Star Conference titles, which they would repeat in 1954, 1955, 1963, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983.
  • 1932: The Bobcats are a founding member of the Lone Star Conference.
  • 1929: For the first time since joining the TIAA, the Bobcats claim the conference title.
  • 1922: Texas State joins the Texas Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
  • 1924: Texas State wins the Texas Teachers College Championship.
  • 1921: The Bobcats go 7-0 (5-0 conference) to win the Texas Normal Championship.
  • 1904: Southwest Texas State Normal School fields a football team.

Texas State Bobcats Football FAQ

According to SeatGeek.com, home game tickets for Texas State games can be purchased for as little as $16, with an average ticket price coming in at $33.

While the Bobcats have never won a Division I national title, they have two national championships from their time as a Division II team. They won their first in 1981 under the leadership of coach Jim Wacker, and then they repeated the following season.

Bill Miller, who coached from 1965-1978, is the all-time winningest football coach in the history of the Texas State Bobcats. He compiled a record of 86-51-3.

Jim Wacker, who coached the Bobcats from 1979-1982, has the highest win percentage. He led his team to a 42-8 overall record during his time there, which is good for a .840 win percentage. He won two DII National Championships while leading Texas State.

The Bobcats have been bowl eligible on only two occasions, but they were not extended an invitation either time.

A total of 36 players from Texas State have been drafted to play in the National Football League. The first player ever drafted from the university was George Porter, who the Los Angeles Rams selected in 1953.

Only one player was drafted in the first round: Ricky Sanders, a wide receiver selected by the New England Patriots in 1984.

Two other players were taken in the second round of their respective NFL Drafts. In 1973, Jim Stienke, a defensive back, was picked by the Cleveland Browns as the 47th overall selection. In 1982, defensive back Bobby Watkins heard his name called, as the Browns selected him as the 42nd overall pick.