Saturday, October 22, 2016
Kidd Brewer Stadium
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The Idaho Vandals take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The opening line for this game has Appalachian State as 22 point favorites. This season the Vandals are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread.
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Matt Linehan finished with 476 yards through the air for Idaho last week. He completed 29 passes out of 36 attempts for a 81% completion percentage. The Vandals were led in rushing by Isaiah Saunders, who finished with 59 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Deon Watson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 129 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Idaho got a total of 34 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 24 came through the air. They ran 81 total plays for 651 yards for the game. The Vandals ran for 169 yards on 42 attempts.
Taylor Lamb finished with 201 yards passing for Appalachian State last week. He went 15 for 26, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led on the ground by Jalin Moore, who finished with 106 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Shaedon Meadors led the team in receiving with 128 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Appalachian State had 20 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 63 total plays for 372 yards for the contest. The Mountaineers ran for 171 yards on 37 carries as a team.
Idaho scores 25 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 93rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.9 passes on 34.7 attempts for a 57.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 233.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 66th in college football. The Vandals run for an average of 142.4 yards per game on 35.9 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 99th in the nation. They also run 70.6 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 375.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 93rd overall this season. The Vandals average 19.9 first downs per game which ranks them 88th in the country. They accumulate 54.4 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, which ranks 68th in the nation.
Idaho allows 291.9 passing yards per game, ranking 121st in D-1, and they allow 35.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 111th. They give up 23.1 completions on 36.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.5. The Vandals allow 181.1 rushing yards per game on 36 carries for an average of 5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 84th in the country. Idaho allows 473 total yards per game including 6.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 112th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 51.9 yards per game, ranking them 52nd among D-1 teams.
Appalachian State averages 23.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 102nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15 passes per game on 24.8 attempts for a 60.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 172 yards through the air per game, ranking them 110th in Division 1. The Mountaineers run for an average of 206 yards per game on 45.5 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 36th on the ground. They also run 70.3 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 378 yards per game, ranking them 92nd in the country on offense. The Mountaineers get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 51st in the nation. They average 66.7 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 26th in college football.
Appalachian State allows an average of 230 passing yards per game, which ranks 72nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 19th in the nation. They give up 21 completions on 35.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.6 per game. The Mountaineers allow 134.7 rushing yards per contest on 32.8 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 35th in the country. Appalachian State allows 364.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 42nd in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 7.2 penalties for 63.3 yards in each contest, ranking 102nd in the nation.
Idaho Betting Trends
Idaho is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Idaho has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Appalachian State Betting Trends
Appalachian State is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Appalachian State has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
10/16/16 TE Barrett Burns Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
10/16/16 WR Deltron Hopkins Leg "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
10/16/16 RB Jalin Moore Ankle injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Idaho
10/16/16 WR Jaquil Capel Groin "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
10/16/16 WR Jaylan Barbour Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
10/16/16 RB Marcus Cox Quad "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
09/22/16 RB Terrence Upshaw Academics out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Appalachian State
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