Saturday, September 24, 2016
Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers take on the Akron Zips on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium. The opening line for this game has Appalachian State as 7 point favorites. This season the Mountaineers are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Zips have an over/under record of 3-0-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
Taylor Lamb finished with 115 yards through the air for Appalachian State last week. He completed 10 passes out of 21 attempts for a 48% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led in rushing by Jalin Moore, who finished with 89 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Barrett Burns was the team leader in receiving with a total of 61 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Appalachian State got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 241 yards for the game. The Mountaineers ran for 126 yards on 48 attempts.
Tommy Woodson finished with 379 yards through the air for Akron last week. He completed 21 passes out of 32 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. The Zips were led in rushing by Manny Morgan, who finished with 130 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Bruce Natson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 134 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Akron got a total of 26 first downs in that game. 5 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 62 total plays for 524 yards for the game. The Zips ran for 145 yards on 30 attempts.
Appalachian State scores 18 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 115th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 13.3 passes on 22.3 attempts for a 59.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 136 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 122nd in college football. The Mountaineers run for an average of 180 yards per game on 46.3 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 63rd in the nation. They also run 68.7 plays per contest and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 316 yards per game, ranking their offense 117th overall this season. The Mountaineers average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 95th in the country. They accumulate 55.3 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, which ranks 71st in the nation.
Appalachian State allows 248.7 passing yards per game, ranking 90th in D-1, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 60th. They give up 18.3 completions on 31 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.1. The Mountaineers allow 149.3 rushing yards per game on 35 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 65th in the country. Appalachian State allows 398 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 77th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 57.7 yards per game, ranking them 64th among D-1 teams.
Akron averages 40.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 31st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 31.7 attempts for a 63.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 313.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 20th in Division 1. The Zips run for an average of 128 yards per game on 26.7 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 105th on the ground. They also run 58.3 plays per game and average 7.6 yards per play for a total of 441.3 yards per game, ranking them 52nd in the country on offense. The Zips get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 78th in the nation. They average 104.3 penalty yards per game via 11.3 penalties, ranking them 4th in college football.
Akron allows an average of 346 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 127th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 38.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 115th in the nation. They give up 27 completions on 41 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.9 per game. The Zips allow 164.7 rushing yards per contest on 46 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 87th in the country. Akron allows 510.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 119th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 8.3 penalties for 91 yards in each contest, ranking 126th in the nation.
Appalachian State Betting Trends
Appalachian State is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Appalachian State has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Akron Betting Trends
Akron is 3-0-0 against the over/under this season
Akron has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 RB Marcus Cox Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Akron
09/18/16 DB Alex Gray Leg "?" Saturday vs. Akron
09/18/16 CB Kyron Brown Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Appalachian St
09/18/16 RB Warren Ball Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Appalachian St
Josh's Pick: Take Akron
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