Charlotte 49ers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Prediction, 9/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte 49ers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Kidd Brewer Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+20.5)
Chris Reynolds and the Charlotte 49ers are headed to Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Appalachian State opens this matchup as 20.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 61.
In their last outing last year, the Charlotte 49ers went up against the Buffalo Bulls and ended up taking the loss by a score of 31-9. Benny LeMay paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 8 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for 45 yards via 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. Tyler Ringwood was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 64 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 12.8 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Bobcats was Chris Reynolds who went 15/24 with 198 yards via the pass and added 1 TD. He gave away 1 pick in this game.
The 49ers head into this game after finishing 7-6 last year. They are a team that has the capability to score points in C-USA and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yards, they ranked 3rd in Conference USA and 49th in D-1 with 5,398 yards. In terms of scoring, they were one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 29.8 points per game, ranking them 58th in D-1. As a team, they averaged 203.8 rushing yards per contest which was 1st in Conference USA.
The 49ers had one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1 giving up 32.4 points per game, ranking them 11th in the conference and 103rd in college football. When it comes to passing yards, the 49ers allowed 2,750 yards. Opponents completed 62.1% of the throws they attempted against them and averaged 7.8 yards per try. In discussing yards rushing, Charlotte gave up 192.1 yards per contest ranking them 10th in the conference and 96th in the nation. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.9 yards per carry which had them at 10th in Conference USA and 104th in college football overall. Overall, they allowed 2,497 yards rushing through 13 games.
The last time they played last season, the Appalachian State Mountaineers played the UAB Blazers and left there with a win by a score of 31-17. Leading the way at QB for the Mountaineers was Zac Thomas who went 13/24 with 142 yards via the pass and tossed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Darrynton Evans paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 57 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this outing. He scurried for 157 yards by way of 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.3 yards per run. Jalen Virgil was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 62 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 20.7 yards per catch for the game.
The Mountaineers head into this game after finishing 13-1. Appalachian State has showed the league they have a potent rushing attack by averaging 232 yards per contest, putting them 16th in D-1 last season. As a team, they had a total of 3,248 yards rushing through 14 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Mountaineers averaged 433.7 yards per contest overall ranking them 40th in college football and 6th in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Mountaineers sat at 1st in the Sun Belt Conference and 9th out of all the teams in the nation with an average of 38.8 points per game.
The Mountaineers conceded 20 points per contest which put them at 2nd in the Sun Belt and 21st in the country. Their pass defense was one of the mediocre groups in the nation. They gave up 206.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Mountaineers sat at 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference. When it comes to points allowed, they allowed 280 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they gave up 129.4 yards per contest which put them at 29th in D-1 and 1st in the Sun Belt Conference. For last season allowed 1,812 yards rushing.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -20.5 and over 61 total points
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