South Alabama at Appalachian State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Kidd Brewer Stadium
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers host the South Alabama Jaguars at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Appalachian State as 22 point favorites. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread. The Jaguars have an ATS record of 2-1-1 while their over/under record is 4-0-0.
Valuable South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
The South Alabama Jaguars are 4-0-0 against the over/under
The South Alabama Jaguars are 2-1-1 against the spread
Important Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key South Alabama Jaguars Injuries
09/22/18 DE Chris Henderson Quad is questionable
09/18/18 LS Andrew Zink Knee is out for season
09/18/18 LB Roy Yancey Leg is out for season
09/15/18 QB Cole Garvin Suspension is out indefinitely
08/18/18 WR Malik Stanley Suspension is out indefinitely
08/15/18 DE Rocel McWilliams Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The South Alabama Jaguars have run for 518 yards as a team, which ranks 95th in college football. They've run 143 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 42 times for 393 yards so far this season, which has them 3rd in the country in penalties. They are 66th in the nation in points scored with 115. They have run 265 plays this season for 1,371 yards, which ranks them 68th in Division 1 in total offense. The Jaguars average 5.2 yards per play, which is 101st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 64 1st downs this year, placing them 112th overall as an offensive unit. Evan Orth averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 66 passes on 96 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 156.3. He has thrown for 789 yards this season.
The Jaguars rush defense has allowed 190 attempts for 824 yards this year, putting them in 110th place in D-1 against the run. South Alabama has committed 26 penalties for 267 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 102nd in college football. They are 122nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 168. They have surrendered a total of 1,992 yards on D, which is 116th in the country. The Jaguars are ranked 104th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 84 passes on 133 attempts against the South Alabama Jaguars defense this season, placing them 106th and 92nd in Division 1. The South Alabama pass defense has also given up a total of 1,168 yards through the air, which is 114th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers are 28th in the country in points scored with 155. They have run 201 plays this year for 1,577 yards, which ranks them 70th in Division 1 in total offense. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 7.8 yards per play, which is 6th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 71 1st downs this season, ranking them 99th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Appalachian State has run for 730 yards as a unit, which ranks 58th in college football. They've run 120 times, averaging 6.1 yards per rush as a unit. Appalachian State has been penalized on offense 22 times for 240 yards so far this year, which has them 83rd in the country in penalties. Zac Thomas has passed for 750 yards this year. He's completed 50 throws while attempting 67 passes for a completion percentage of 74.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 195.2. He averages 12.3 adjusted yards per throw and 11.2 yards per pass attempt.
Appalachian State is 22nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 61. They have given up a total of 797 yards on D, which is 2nd in D-1. The Mountaineers are 3rd in yards per play allowed with 3.9. Opponent offenses have completed 49 throws on 93 attempts against the Appalachian State defense this season, ranking them 16th and 19th in the nation. The Appalachian State Mountaineers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 464 yards in the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 113 attempts for 333 yards this season, putting them in 9th place in the country against the run. The Mountaineers have had 16 penalties for 114 yards on defense this year. That places them 9th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -22
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