Appalachian State at UMass College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers head to Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium to play the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Appalachian State as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 57.5. The Mountaineers are 2-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-4-0. The Minutemen are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-3-0.
Valuable Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 2-5-0 against the spread
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 3-4-0 against the spread
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
10/22/17 RB Jalin Moore Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
10/22/17 DB Josh Thomas Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
10/19/17 RB Terrence Upshaw Tricep is out for season
10/01/17 WR Shaedon Meadors Redshirt out for season
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
08/21/17 LB Shane Huber Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 62nd in the country in points scored with 208. They have run 475 plays this year for 2,930 yards, which ranks them 63rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Mountaineers average 6.2 yards per play, which is 41st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 143 1st downs this season, ranking them 78th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Appalachian State has run for 1,241 yards as a unit, which ranks 54th in college football. They've run 254 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 51 times for 486 yards so far this year, which has them 36th in the country in penalties. Taylor Lamb has passed for 1,624 yards this year. He's completed 125 throws while attempting 206 passes for a completion percentage of 60.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 144.8. He averages 8.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Appalachian State is 38th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 151. They have given up a total of 2,489 yards on D, which is 37th in D-1. The Mountaineers are 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 112 throws on 207 attempts against the Appalachian State Mountaineers defense this season, ranking them 27th and 38th in the nation. The Appalachian State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,508 yards in the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 262 attempts for 981 yards this season, putting them in 40th place in the country against the run. The Mountaineers have had 59 penalties for 485 yards on defense this year. That places them 103rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Appalachian State is 12th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 102 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 70th in D-1. They have returned 19 kicks for 426 yards on special teams, which puts them 48th in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 67th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,459. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have tried 15 field goals this year and made 9, which is 50th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Appalachian State Mountaineers kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 23 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,513 yards on 39 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 106th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minutemen have run for 965 yards as a team, which ranks 93rd in college football. They've run 254 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UMass Minutemen have been penalized on offense 41 times for 359 yards so far this season, which has them 84th in the country in penalties. They are 59th in the nation in points scored with 209. They have run 517 plays this season for 3,145 yards, which ranks them 18th in Division 1 in total offense. UMass averages 6.1 yards per play, which is 48th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 165 1st downs this year, placing them 34th overall as an offensive unit. Andrew Ford averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 9.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 142 passes on 223 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 151.9. He has thrown for 1,880 yards this season.
The UMass Minutemen rush defense has allowed 284 attempts for 1,312 yards this year, putting them in 84th place in D-1 against the run. UMass has committed 50 penalties for 496 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 108th in college football. They are 88th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 217. They have surrendered a total of 2,740 yards on D, which is 62nd in the country. The Minutemen are ranked 82nd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 109 passes on 198 attempts against the UMass defense this season, placing them 23rd and 29th in Division 1. The UMass Minutemen pass defense has also given up a total of 1,428 yards through the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UMass Minutemen have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 2, which is 126th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. UMass kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 25 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,479 yards on 36 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 81st in Division 1 in punting average. UMass is ranked 50th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 32 punt return yards and average 2.7 yards per return, which is 120th in college football. They have returned 33 kicks for 674 yards on special teams, ranking 10th in kick return yardage. The UMass Minutemen average 20 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,851.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Minutemen college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Minutemen +5
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