Thursday, October 27, 2016
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers take on the Georgia Southern Eagles on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Paulson Stadium. The opening line for this game has Appalachian State as 4 point favorites. This season the Mountaineers are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-4-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 2-5-0 and they are 1-6-0 against the spread.
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Taylor Lamb finished with 220 yards through the air for Appalachian State last week. He completed 18 passes out of 23 attempts for a 78% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led in rushing by Jalin Moore, who finished with 114 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Shaedon Meadors was the team leader in receiving with a total of 106 yards and 7 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 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 375 yards for the game. The Mountaineers ran for 129 yards on 37 attempts.
Kevin Ellison finished with 101 yards passing for Georgia Southern last week. He went 7 for 8, resulting in a 88% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Kevin Ellison, who finished with 117 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Keigan Williams led the team in receiving with 42 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Georgia Southern had 20 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 77 total plays for 404 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 247 yards on 57 carries as a team.
Appalachian State scores 25.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 91st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.7 passes on 24.9 attempts for a 63.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 182.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 105th in college football. The Mountaineers run for an average of 195 yards per game on 44.3 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 46th in the nation. They also run 69.1 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 377.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 97th overall this season. The Mountaineers average 21.9 first downs per game which ranks them 55th in the country. They accumulate 62.7 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 40th in the nation.
Appalachian State allows 239.1 passing yards per game, ranking 80th in D-1, and they allow 18.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 19th. They give up 21.7 completions on 36.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.4. The Mountaineers allow 124.4 rushing yards per game on 31.9 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 28th in the country. Appalachian State allows 363.6 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 39th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties for 59.6 yards per game, ranking them 85th among D-1 teams.
Georgia Southern averages 29.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 68th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 10.9 passes per game on 19.1 attempts for a 56.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 155.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 118th in Division 1. The Eagles run for an average of 264.9 yards per game on 57.3 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 10th on the ground. They also run 76.4 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 420.4 yards per game, ranking them 56th in the country on offense. The Eagles get an average of 23.4 first downs per game, which ranks 31st in the nation. They average 70.7 penalty yards per game via 8.4 penalties, ranking them 15th in college football.
Georgia Southern allows an average of 216.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 52nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 38th in the nation. They give up 15.9 completions on 28.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.5 per game. The Eagles allow 157.3 rushing yards per contest on 36.1 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 61st in the country. Georgia Southern allows 373.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 46th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 54 yards in each contest, ranking 63rd in the nation.
Appalachian State Betting Trends
Appalachian State is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Appalachian State has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Georgia Southern Betting Trends
Georgia Southern is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia Southern has an ATS record of 1-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/23/16 WR Jaylan Barbour Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Georgia Southern
10/23/16 LB John Law Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Georgia Southern
10/23/16 RB Marcus Cox Quad probable Thursday vs. Georgia Southern
10/22/16 TE Barrett Burns Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Georgia Southern
10/22/16 WR Deltron Hopkins Leg "?" Thursday vs. Georgia Southern
10/22/16 WR Jaquil Capel Groin "?" Thursday vs. Georgia Southern
09/22/16 RB Terrence Upshaw Academics out indefinitely
10/21/16 S RJ Murray Undisclosed out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Georgia Southern
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