Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Kidd Brewer Stadium
Zac Thomas and the Appalachian State Mountaineers host the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Coastal Carolina opens this contest as 16.5-point underdogs. The Chanticleers are 3-1-0 ATS and 2-2-0 when betting on the total. The Mountaineers are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
09/22/19 WR Corey Sutton Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Coastal Carolina
09/05/19 RB Camerun Peoples Foot is out for season
In the last game they played, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers went up against the UMass Minutemen and notched a win by a score of 62-28. Bryce Carpenter paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 45 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 102 yards via 12 carries which meant he averaged 8.5 yards per carry. Jeremiah Miller was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 62 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 15.5 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Chanticleers was Fred Payton who went 16/18 with 203 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 interception in the game. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers rushed the ball a total of 46 times and totaled 334 yards giving them an average of 7.3 yards per attempt. For the game, the Chanticleers totaled 35 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 36 yards which tells us that we had a very focused team on our hands. For the game, they finished with a total of 73 plays which added up to 636 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Coastal Carolina gave up 22 completions on 36 tries totaling 220 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.1%. Against the run, the Chanticleers gave up 109 yards on 37 tries which gave them an average of 2.9 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded 329 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Chanticleers come into this matchup with a record of 3-1 this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 35.8 points per contest, ranking them 39th in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 245.3 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the Sun Belt Conference. For total yards, they currently sit at 2nd in the Sun Belt Conference and 21st in D-1 with 1,826 yards. The Chanticleers have one of the best defenses in Division 1, giving up 18 points per game putting them 1st in the Sun Belt. When talking about rushing yards, Coastal Carolina is giving up 106.8 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference and 36th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per rush which has them at 3rd in the conference and 38th in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 427 yards rushing through 4 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Chanticleers have allowed 845 yards. Teams are completing 68% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.1 yards per try.
In the last game they played, the Appalachian State Mountaineers played the North Carolina Tar Heels and notched a win by a score of 34-31. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Mountaineers was Zac Thomas who went 20/29 with 224 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 1 interception during the game. Darrynton Evans led the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 31 yards and he notched 3 touchdowns in the game. He scurried for 78 yards on 19 carries which meant he averaged 4.1 yards per carry. Thomas Hennigan was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 90 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 15.0 yards per reception for that contest. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ended up rushing 35 times and racked up a total of 161 yards earning them an average of 4.6 yards per run. Overall, they finished with a total of 64 plays for a total of 385 yards. On the day, the Mountaineers earned a total of 16 first downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 50 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Appalachian State allowed 27 catches on 42 tries totaling 323 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.3%. For this contest, they conceded 469 yards and forced 3 takeaways. In the running game, the Mountaineers allowed 146 yards on 40 tries giving the other team an average of 3.7 yards per attempt allowed.
The Mountaineers head into this matchup 3-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Mountaineers have one of the best offenses in college football. Appalachian State is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 238 rushing yards per game, which has them at 24th in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 714 rushing yards through 3 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Mountaineers average 429 yards per contest overall ranking them 55th in the nation and 5th in the Sun Belt. The Mountaineers are giving up 26.3 points per contest ranking them 4th in the Sun Belt and 74th in the country. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 79 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 169 yards per contest which puts them at 88th in college football and 5th in the Sun Belt. For this season, they have conceded a total of 507 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the country. They are conceding 260 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Mountaineers are currently ranked 6th in the Sun Belt.
Who will win tonight's Chanticleers/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chanticleers +16.5
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