Saturday, November 26, 2016
Aggie Memorial Stadium
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers take on the New Mexico State Aggies on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Appalachian State as 17 point favorites. This season the Mountaineers are 5-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-6-0. The Aggies have an over/under record of 5-4-1 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread.
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Taylor Lamb finished with 208 yards through the air for Appalachian State last week. He completed 14 passes out of 22 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led in rushing by Marcus Cox, who finished with 153 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Shaedon Meadors was the team leader in receiving with a total of 65 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Appalachian State got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 17 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 637 yards for the game. The Mountaineers ran for 429 yards on 47 attempts.
Tyler Rogers finished with 186 yards passing for New Mexico State last week. He went 20 for 35, resulting in a 57% completion percentage. The Aggies were led on the ground by Larry Rose III, who finished with 123 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Jaleel Scott led the team in receiving with 73 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. New Mexico State had 26 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 82 total plays for 483 yards for the contest. The Aggies ran for 252 yards on 44 carries as a team.
Appalachian State scores 28.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 69th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.4 passes on 24.8 attempts for a 61.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 180.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 105th in college football. The Mountaineers run for an average of 234.6 yards per game on 43.5 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 20th in the nation. They also run 68.4 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 415.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 63rd overall this season. The Mountaineers average 22.2 first downs per game which ranks them 49th in the country. They accumulate 61.8 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 29th in the nation.
Appalachian State allows 210.5 passing yards per game, ranking 44th in D-1, and they allow 17.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 10th. They give up 20.5 completions on 35.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.8. The Mountaineers allow 123.8 rushing yards per game on 32.6 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 20th in the country. Appalachian State allows 334.4 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 17th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 56.1 yards per game, ranking them 76th among D-1 teams.
New Mexico State averages 26.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 80th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 40.9 attempts for a 56.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 273.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 30th in Division 1. The Aggies run for an average of 152.4 yards per game on 37.7 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 93rd on the ground. They also run 78.6 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 426.1 yards per game, ranking them 57th in the country on offense. The Aggies get an average of 23.5 first downs per game, which ranks 34th in the nation. They average 59.4 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, ranking them 42nd in college football.
New Mexico State allows an average of 257 passing yards per game, which ranks 102nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 39.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 121st in the nation. They give up 19.6 completions on 30.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.5 per game. The Aggies allow 227.2 rushing yards per contest on 44.8 carries for a 5.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 111th in the country. New Mexico State allows 484.2 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 118th in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 6.1 penalties for 57.6 yards in each contest, ranking 85th in the nation.
Appalachian State Betting Trends
Appalachian State is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Appalachian State has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
New Mexico State Betting Trends
New Mexico State is 5-4-1 against the over/under this season
New Mexico State has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/22/16 RB Terrence Upshaw Academics out indefinitely
New Mexico State
11/10/16 OL Jamin Smith Foot out for season
11/10/16 WR Royce Caldwell Leg out for season
09/27/16 DT DeShawnte Lloyd Foot out for season
08/30/16 TE Garron Nash Personal has left team
08/25/16 QB Tyler Matthews Personal has left team
Tony's Pick: Take New Mexico State +17
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