Saturday, November 19, 2016
Kidd Brewer Stadium
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The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The opening line for this game has Appalachian State as 27.5 point favorites. This season the Warhawks are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-2-0. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 5-5-0 against the spread.
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Caleb Evans finished with 279 yards through the air for Louisiana Monroe last week. He completed 26 passes out of 38 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Warhawks were led in rushing by Thomas Koufie, who finished with 70 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. RJ Turner was the team leader in receiving with a total of 79 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisiana Monroe got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 85 total plays for 460 yards for the game. The Warhawks ran for 181 yards on 46 attempts.
Taylor Lamb finished with 120 yards passing for Appalachian State last week. He went 12 for 19, resulting in a 63% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led on the ground by Jalin Moore, who finished with 130 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 10 yards per rush. Jaquil Capel led the team in receiving with 28 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Appalachian State had 18 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 60 total plays for 439 yards for the contest. The Mountaineers ran for 303 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Louisiana Monroe scores 26 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 86th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.2 passes on 31.8 attempts for a 57.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 213.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 90th in college football. The Warhawks run for an average of 183.5 yards per game on 43 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 57th in the nation. They also run 74.8 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 397.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 77th overall this season. The Warhawks average 21.7 first downs per game which ranks them 56th in the country. They accumulate 42.2 penalty yards per game via 4.2 penalties, which ranks 115th in the nation.
Louisiana Monroe allows 243.3 passing yards per game, ranking 81st in D-1, and they allow 39.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 122nd. They give up 17.6 completions on 29.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.7. The Warhawks allow 245.4 rushing yards per game on 43.7 carries for an average of 5.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 121st in the country. Louisiana Monroe allows 488.7 total yards per game including 6.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 120th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 64.3 yards per game, ranking them 108th among D-1 teams.
Appalachian State averages 27 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 76th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.5 passes per game on 25.1 attempts for a 61.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 178 yards through the air per game, ranking them 106th in Division 1. The Mountaineers run for an average of 215.2 yards per game on 43.2 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 28th on the ground. They also run 68.3 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 393.2 yards per game, ranking them 82nd in the country on offense. The Mountaineers get an average of 21.7 first downs per game, which ranks 55th in the nation. They average 61.5 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 36th in college football.
Appalachian State allows an average of 218 passing yards per game, which ranks 51st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18 points per contest, which has them ranked 11th in the nation. They give up 21.3 completions on 35.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.3 per game. The Mountaineers allow 113.7 rushing yards per contest on 31.5 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 14th in the country. Appalachian State allows 331.7 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 17th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 56.7 yards in each contest, ranking 81st in the nation.
Louisiana Monroe Betting Trends
Louisiana Monroe is 8-2-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Monroe has an ATS record of 5-5-0 this season
Appalachian State Betting Trends
Appalachian State is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Appalachian State has an ATS record of 5-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/18/16 QB Garrett Smith Lower Body out for season
10/07/16 LB Braxton Moore Leg out for season
10/06/16 OL Bobby Reynolds Elbow out indefinitely
10/01/16 RB Tyler Cain Eligibility out for season
09/07/16 OL Keaton Baggs Knee out for season
09/22/16 RB Terrence Upshaw Academics out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Appalachian State -27.5
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