Saturday, December 17, 2016
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers take on the Toledo Rockets on Saturday, December 17, 2016 in the Camellia Bowl. The opening line for this game has Toledo as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Mountaineers are 6-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-7-0. The Rockets have an over/under record of 5-6-1 and they are 7-5-0 against the spread.
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Taylor Lamb finished with 220 yards through the air for Appalachian State in his last game. He completed 20 passes out of 28 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led in rushing by Marcus Cox, who finished with 140 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Shaedon Meadors was the team leader in receiving with a total of 72 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Appalachian State got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 604 yards for the game. The Mountaineers ran for 384 yards on 48 attempts.
Logan Woodside finished with 229 yards passing for Toledo in his last contest. He went 13 for 24, resulting in a 54% completion percentage. The Rockets were led on the ground by Kareem Hunt, who finished with 200 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 10 yards per rush. Kareem Hunt led the team in receiving with 73 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. Toledo had 20 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 54 total plays for 456 yards for the contest. The Rockets ran for 227 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Appalachian State scores 29.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 65th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.8 passes on 25.1 attempts for a 62.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 184 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 104th in college football. The Mountaineers run for an average of 247.1 yards per game on 43.9 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 14th in the nation. They also run 69 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 431.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 57th overall this season. The Mountaineers average 22.2 first downs per game which ranks them 46th in the country. They accumulate 61.1 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, which ranks 28th in the nation.
Appalachian State allows 200.7 passing yards per game, ranking 30th in D-1, and they allow 17 points per contest on defense, which ranks 7th. They give up 19.8 completions on 34.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.9. The Mountaineers allow 125.8 rushing yards per game on 32.3 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 22nd in the country. Appalachian State allows 326.5 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 15th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 52.7 yards per game, ranking them 70th among D-1 teams.
Toledo averages 38.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 19th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22.8 passes per game on 33.1 attempts for a 68.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 329.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 8th in Division 1. The Rockets run for an average of 200.7 yards per game on 40.3 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 44th on the ground. They also run 73.4 plays per game and average 7.2 yards per play for a total of 529.8 yards per game, ranking them 4th in the country on offense. The Rockets get an average of 25.1 first downs per game, which ranks 14th in the nation. They average 61.2 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 27th in college football.
Toledo allows an average of 229.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 69th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 49th in the nation. They give up 17.8 completions on 31.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.9 per game. The Rockets allow 165.7 rushing yards per contest on 35.4 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 60th in the country. Toledo allows 394.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 55th in D-1. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and 6.9 penalties for 73.3 yards in each contest, ranking 126th in the nation.
Appalachian State Betting Trends
Appalachian State is 5-7-0 against the over/under this season
Appalachian State has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Toledo Betting Trends
Toledo is 5-6-1 against the over/under this season
Toledo has an ATS record of 7-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/05/16 OL Beau Nunn Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Toledo
09/22/16 RB Terrence Upshaw Academics out indefinitely
08/22/16 WR Andrew Davis ACL out for season
08/22/16 LB Jaylen Coleman ACL out for season
08/22/16 WR Neru N'Shaka ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Toledo -2.5
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