S ALABAMA over Texas St by 8

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Be­tween a rock and a hard place, the lesser of two evils… you know the var­i­ous terms for be­ing stuck in a bad sit­u­a­tion with no way out (think 127 Hours with Franco). Granted, tak­ing in the full 3-hour grandeur of this con­test is prob­a­bly prefer­able to saw­ing your own arm off with a pock­etknife, but we ask you to with­hold judge­ment un­til view­ing the ex­hibits. Let’s start with the hosts, South Alabama, try­ing to some­how get along af­ter the de­par­ture of long­time head coach Joey Jones, and the Jaguars are not off to a great start un­der new HC Steve Campbell. In fact, this is not the most trusted role for the dog-lov­ing Jags who bring a pu­trid log as fa­vorites in to this bat­tle. Texas State man­aged to win its oblig­a­tory game over a FCS foe but the Bob­cats have won only THREE games in their last 22 tries. Ugh. And af­ter their 36-20 win over Texas South­ern last week, the vis­i­tors are not in a good role tonight: the Bob­cats are in games fol­low­ing a dou­ble-digit win. With ugly num­bers abound­ing on both sides of the ball, we’ll make like a ner­vous trial wit­ness and plead the 5th.

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