Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers take on the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Cajun Field. The opening line for this game has Appalachian State as 10.5 point favorites. This season the Mountaineers are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Ragin' Cajuns have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
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Taylor Lamb finished with 143 yards through the air for Appalachian State last week. He completed 13 passes out of 25 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led in rushing by Jalin Moore, who finished with 159 yards on 28 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Shaedon Meadors was the team leader in receiving with a total of 43 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Appalachian State got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 361 yards for the game. The Mountaineers ran for 218 yards on 48 attempts.
Anthony Jennings finished with 143 yards passing for Louisiana Lafayette last week. He went 12 for 22, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Ragin' Cajuns were led on the ground by Darius Hoggins, who finished with 81 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Al Riles led the team in receiving with 110 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Louisiana Lafayette had 21 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 85 total plays for 432 yards for the contest. The Ragin' Cajuns ran for 205 yards on 49 carries as a team.
Appalachian State scores 23.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 105th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15 passes on 24.6 attempts for a 61 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 166.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 109th in college football. The Mountaineers run for an average of 213 yards per game on 47.2 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 36th in the nation. They also run 71.8 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 379.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 95th overall this season. The Mountaineers average 22.4 first downs per game which ranks them 48th in the country. They accumulate 70 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, which ranks 23rd in the nation.
Appalachian State allows 250.4 passing yards per game, ranking 93rd in D-1, and they allow 22.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 38th. They give up 21 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.3. The Mountaineers allow 133.8 rushing yards per game on 31.2 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 35th in the country. Appalachian State allows 384.2 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 56th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.2 penalties for 63 yards per game, ranking them 101st among D-1 teams.
Louisiana Lafayette averages 27.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 77th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.6 passes per game on 30.8 attempts for a 60.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 215.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 83rd in Division 1. The Ragin' Cajuns run for an average of 179.8 yards per game on 45.6 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 60th on the ground. They also run 76.4 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 395.6 yards per game, ranking them 82nd in the country on offense. The Ragin' Cajuns get an average of 19.8 first downs per game, which ranks 90th in the nation. They average 64 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, ranking them 36th in college football.
Louisiana Lafayette allows an average of 298 passing yards per game, which ranks 123rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 33.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 105th in the nation. They give up 23.6 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.8 per game. The Ragin' Cajuns allow 116 rushing yards per contest on 41.4 carries for a 2.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 22nd in the country. Louisiana Lafayette allows 414 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 75th in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 6.6 penalties for 46 yards in each contest, ranking 30th in the nation.
Appalachian State Betting Trends
Appalachian State is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Appalachian State has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Louisiana Lafayette Betting Trends
Louisiana Lafayette is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Lafayette has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 WR Jaquil Capel Groin "?" Wednesday vs. UL Lafayette
10/09/16 RB Marcus Cox Leg "?" Wednesday vs. UL Lafayette
09/22/16 RB Terrence Upshaw Academics out indefinitely
10/10/16 DL David Lemoto ACL out for season
10/10/16 RB Elijah McGuire Foot probable Wednesday vs. Appalachian St
10/10/16 DL Trevera Miller Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. Appalachian St
10/10/16 WR Gary Haynes Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Appalachian St
10/10/16 DL LaDarrius Kidd Ankle out indefinitely
10/10/16 DB Levarious Varnado Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Appalachian St
10/10/16 TE Matt Barnes Knee out indefinitely
10/10/16 RB Raymond Calais Quad injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Appalachian St
10/04/16 QB Jalen Nixon Ankle out for season
09/24/16 LB Alonzo Brown ACL out for season
09/24/16 DB Cole Bourque ACL out for season
09/24/16 WR Devin Scott Knee out for season
09/24/16 LB Tanner Holmes ACL out for season
09/20/16 DB Savion Brown Suspension out indefinitely
09/01/16 OL Staten Wade Knee out indefinitely
08/30/16 K Calvin Linden Eligibility out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Appalachian State
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