Appalachian State vs South Alabama NCAA Football Parlay 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Cephus Johnson and the South Alabama Jaguars play the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The odds on this game have Appalachian State as 25.5-point favorites. The Mountaineers are 5-1-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Jaguars are 1-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Appalachian State Mountaineers faced the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and won by a score of 52-7. Darrynton Evans paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 59 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He rushed for 136 yards on 17 carries which meant he averaged 8.0 yards per tote. Corey Xavier Sutton led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 75 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 15.0 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Mountaineers was Zac Thomas who went 18/30 with 214 yards through the air and threw 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception in the game. The Mountaineers ended up rushing 52 times and added 302 yards which gave them an average of 5.8 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 84 plays which added up to 572 yards. For the game, the Mountaineers had a total of 27 first downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 34 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When discussing the defense, Appalachian State gave up 11 completions on 27 attempts totaling 102 yards, and a completion percentage of 40.7%. For this contest, they conceded 213 yards and earned 3 takeaways. Against the run, the Mountaineers gave up 111 yards on 29 attempts which means they had an average of 3.8 yards per attempt allowed.
The Mountaineers head into this matchup 6-0 this year. For total yardage, they sit in 7th in the Sun Belt and 86th in D-1 with 2,632 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 42.8 points per contest, putting them 7th in D-1. As a unit, they have an average of 232.7 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the Sun Belt. The Mountaineers have one of the best defenses in Division 1, giving up 21.7 points per contest putting them 2nd in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Mountaineers have conceded 1,236 yards. Opponents are completing 59.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try. When it comes to yards rushing, Appalachian State is giving up 149 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the Sun Belt and 59th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per rush putting them 4th in the conference and 69th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 894 yards rushing through 6 contests.
In their last game, the South Alabama Jaguars took on the Troy Trojans and took the defeat by a score of 37-13. Tra Minter paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 86 yards on 17 carries which meant he was running for 5.1 yards per carry. Jalen Tolbert led the team in receiving yardage by earning 48 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 24.0 yards per reception in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Jaguars was Cephus Johnson who went 20/38 with 183 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 2 picks during the game. The Jaguars rushed the ball a total of 34 times and racked up a total of 91 yards giving them an average of 2.7 yards per rush. Overall, the Jaguars earned a total of 20 first downs and they had 4 infractions for 20 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the day, they ran 72 plays for 274 yards. When discussing the defense, South Alabama gave up 21 completions on 31 throws totaling 212 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.7%. On the ground, the Jaguars gave up 220 yards on 51 attempts which is an average of 4.3 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they allowed 432 yards and earned 3 takeaways.
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The Jaguars head into this game 1-6. South Alabama has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 158.7 rushing yards per game, putting them 74th in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 1,111 rushing yards through 7 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Jaguars average 312.6 yards per contest overall which has them at 122nd in college football and 10th in the Sun Belt. The Jaguars are giving up 30.4 points per game which puts them at 6th in the conference and 92nd in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in college football. They are giving up 201.1 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Jaguars sit in 4th in the Sun Belt Conference. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 213 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are giving up 203.9 yards per contest which puts them at 111th in the country and 6th in the Sun Belt Conference. For this year, they have given up a total of 1,427 yards rushing and 9.8 rushing TDs.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Jaguars +25.5 and over the total points
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