Southern Miss at Appalachian State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Kidd Brewer Stadium
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers host the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Appalachian State as 14 point favorites. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread. The Golden Eagles have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 1-1-0 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 Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
08/21/18 QB Kwadra Griggs Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have run for 260 yards as a team, which ranks 100th in college football. They've run 79 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 8 times for 80 yards so far this season, which has them 110th in the country in penalties. They are 49th in the nation in points scored with 75. They have run 158 plays this season for 893 yards, which ranks them 24th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Eagles average 5.7 yards per play, which is 80th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 55 1st downs this year, placing them 18th overall as an offensive unit. Jack Abraham averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 52 passes on 73 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 164.2. He has thrown for 620 yards this season.
The Golden Eagles rush defense has allowed 51 attempts for 262 yards this year, putting them in 53rd place in D-1 against the run. Southern Miss has committed 13 penalties for 90 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 49th in college football. They are 29th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 28. They have surrendered a total of 555 yards on D, which is 24th in the country. The Golden Eagles are ranked 48th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 34 passes on 65 attempts against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles defense this season, placing them 61st and 78th in Division 1. The Southern Miss pass defense has also given up a total of 293 yards through the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 20th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Southern Miss Golden Eagles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 226 yards on 5 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 19th in Division 1 in punting average. Southern Miss is ranked 10th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 179 punt return yards and average 25.6 yards per return, which is 11th in college football. They have returned 5 kicks for 105 yards on special teams, ranking 56th in kick return yardage. The Golden Eagles average 21 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,177.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers are 33rd in the country in points scored with 83. They have run 126 plays this year for 885 yards, which ranks them 31st in Division 1 in total offense. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 7 yards per play, which is 26th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 40 1st downs this season, ranking them 83rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Appalachian State has run for 298 yards as a unit, which ranks 88th in college football. They've run 72 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. Appalachian State has been penalized on offense 14 times for 155 yards so far this year, which has them 44th in the country in penalties. Zac Thomas has passed for 565 yards this year. He's completed 39 throws while attempting 52 passes for a completion percentage of 75%. His quarterback rating this season is 194.2. He averages 11.9 adjusted yards per throw and 10.9 yards per pass attempt.
Appalachian State is 84th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 54. They have given up a total of 637 yards on D, which is 46th in D-1. The Mountaineers are 25th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 33 throws on 60 attempts against the Appalachian State defense this season, ranking them 48th and 60th in the nation. The Appalachian State Mountaineers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 338 yards in the air, which is 39th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 86 attempts for 299 yards this season, putting them in 73rd place in the country against the run. The Mountaineers have had 11 penalties for 90 yards on defense this year. That places them 45th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Appalachian State is 48th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 63 punt return yards and average 15.8 yards per return, which is 23rd in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 130 yards on special teams, which puts them 34th in kick return yardage. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 43 yards per kick return and they are 41st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,078. The Mountaineers have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 51st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Appalachian State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 371 yards on 9 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 67th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -14
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