Appalachian State at Texas State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers head to Bobcat Stadium to play the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Appalachian State as 25 point favorites. The total has been set at 45. The Mountaineers are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Bobcats are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-2-0.
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Valuable Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Texas State Bobcats Betting Trends
The Texas State Bobcats are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Texas State Bobcats are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas State Bobcats Injuries
08/16/17 CB Anthony Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 65th in the country in points scored with 64. They have run 133 plays this year for 929 yards, which ranks them 51st in Division 1 in total offense. The Mountaineers average 7 yards per play, which is 23rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 39 1st downs this season, ranking them 76th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Appalachian State has run for 436 yards as a unit, which ranks 37th in college football. They've run 79 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 18 times for 190 yards so far this year, which has them 15th in the country in penalties. Taylor Lamb has passed for 455 yards this year. He's completed 30 throws while attempting 42 passes for a completion percentage of 71.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 201.7. He averages 13.2 adjusted yards per throw and 10.8 yards per pass attempt.
Appalachian State is 51st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 38. They have given up a total of 482 yards on D, which is 27th in D-1. The Mountaineers are 25th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opponent offenses have completed 16 throws on 38 attempts against the Appalachian State Mountaineers defense this season, ranking them 10th and 17th in the nation. The Appalachian State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 184 yards in the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 77 attempts for 298 yards this season, putting them in 79th place in the country against the run. The Mountaineers have had 17 penalties for 147 yards on defense this year. That places them 102nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Appalachian State is 19th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 34 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 62nd in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 56 yards on special teams, which puts them 108th in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 56th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,019. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have tried 2 field goals this year and made 2, which is 51st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Appalachian State Mountaineers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 455 yards on 12 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 104th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bobcats have run for 311 yards as a team, which ranks 71st in college football. They've run 88 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texas State Bobcats have been penalized on offense 9 times for 86 yards so far this season, which has them 92nd in the country in penalties. They are 120th in the nation in points scored with 23. They have run 134 plays this season for 573 yards, which ranks them 110th in Division 1 in total offense. Texas State averages 4.3 yards per play, which is 116th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 30 1st downs this year, placing them 112th overall as an offensive unit. Damian Williams averages 5.2 yards per pass attempt and 3.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 24 passes on 44 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 89.4. He has thrown for 230 yards this season.
The Texas State Bobcats rush defense has allowed 81 attempts for 150 yards this year, putting them in 26th place in D-1 against the run. Texas State has committed 16 penalties for 148 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 103rd in college football. They are 68th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 48. They have surrendered a total of 688 yards on D, which is 64th in the country. The Bobcats are ranked 40th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 44 passes on 70 attempts against the Texas State defense this season, placing them 94th and 84th in Division 1. The Texas State Bobcats pass defense has also given up a total of 538 yards through the air, which is 87th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas State Bobcats have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 41st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Texas State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this year. Their punters have totaled 696 yards on 16 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 44th in Division 1 in punting average. Texas State is ranked 77th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 21 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 60th in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 33 yards on special teams, ranking 121st in kick return yardage. The Texas State Bobcats average 17 yards per kick return and they are 116th in the country in all-purpose yards with 627.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bobcats +25
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