Saturday, November 12, 2016
Veterans Memorial Stadium
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers take on the Troy Trojans on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Troy as 1.5 point favorites. This season the Mountaineers are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6-0. The Trojans have an over/under record of 3-4-1 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
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Taylor Lamb finished with 120 yards through the air for Appalachian State last week. He completed 12 passes out of 19 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led in rushing by Jalin Moore, who finished with 130 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Jaquil Capel was the team leader in receiving with a total of 28 yards and 2 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 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 60 total plays for 439 yards for the game. The Mountaineers ran for 303 yards on 38 attempts.
Brandon Silvers finished with 245 yards passing for Troy last week. He went 26 for 36, resulting in a 72% completion percentage. The Trojans were led on the ground by Jordan Chunn, who finished with 83 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Emanuel Thompson led the team in receiving with 50 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Troy had 28 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 77 total plays for 485 yards for the contest. The Trojans ran for 198 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Appalachian State scores 27.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 70th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.7 passes on 24.8 attempts for a 63.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 179.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 107th in college football. The Mountaineers run for an average of 220.6 yards per game on 43.8 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 29th in the nation. They also run 68.6 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 399.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 72nd overall this season. The Mountaineers average 22.1 first downs per game which ranks them 52nd in the country. They accumulate 61.6 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 37th in the nation.
Appalachian State allows 216.8 passing yards per game, ranking 49th in D-1, and they allow 16.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 10th. They give up 21.3 completions on 35.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.4. The Mountaineers allow 105.6 rushing yards per game on 30.8 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 6th in the country. Appalachian State allows 322.3 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 15th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 55.2 yards per game, ranking them 73rd among D-1 teams.
Troy averages 39.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 18th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 25 passes per game on 38.1 attempts for a 65.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 283.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 26th in Division 1. The Trojans run for an average of 198.8 yards per game on 39.8 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 43rd on the ground. They also run 77.9 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 482 yards per game, ranking them 29th in the country on offense. The Trojans get an average of 24.9 first downs per game, which ranks 19th in the nation. They average 73.4 penalty yards per game via 8.3 penalties, ranking them 6th in college football.
Troy allows an average of 277.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 115th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 24th in the nation. They give up 21.9 completions on 41.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.9 per game. The Trojans allow 97.8 rushing yards per contest on 32.8 carries for a 3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 4th in the country. Troy allows 375.1 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 40th in D-1. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and 8.3 penalties for 67.3 yards in each contest, ranking 112th in the nation.
Appalachian State Betting Trends
Appalachian State is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
Appalachian State has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Troy Betting Trends
Troy is 3-4-1 against the over/under this season
Troy has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/22/16 RB Terrence Upshaw Academics out indefinitely
08/29/16 WR Clark Quisenberry Academics out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Troy -1.5
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