Troy Trojans vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troy Trojans vs Appalachian State Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Kidd Brewer Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Troy (+16.5)
Zac Thomas and the Appalachian State Mountaineers (6-2) host the Troy Trojans (4-4) at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday, November 28, 2020. The spread on this contest has Appalachian State at 16.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 49.5.
The last time they took the field, the Troy Trojans played the MTSU Blue Raiders and added a loss to their record by a score of 20-17. B.J. Smith paced the team in rushing in this game. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this game. He rushed for 62 yards by way of 10 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.2 yards per carry. Khalil McClain was the receiving yardage leader by earning 92 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 15.3 yards per reception in this game. Gunnar Watson went 25/39 with 300 yards by way of passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 2 interceptions for the game.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Troy Trojans are averaging 28.0 points per outing. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 102.1 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 117th in Division 1. The Trojans have racked up 3,233 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring, Troy has totaled 16 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. The Trojans sit in 48th in the nation in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 24.3 points per game. The opposition is running for 4.0 yards per tote and 165.9 yards on the ground per game for the campaign. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,327 running yards through 8 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Trojans have allowed 1,824 yards which ranks them 100th in college football. In their 8 games, they have conceded 228.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.9%. Overall, they are giving up 393.9 yards/contest putting them 66th in Division 1.
For his college career, Watson has passed for a total of 1,593 yds with 11 TD's and 5 picks. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the football 28 times for a total of -90 rushing yds. He has a quarterback rating of 135.1 with a touchdown rate of 4.6% and an interception percentage of 2.1%. He is throwing for 132.8 yds per game. Gunnar Watson has connected on 160 of his career 237 throws for a completion percentage of 67.5%.
In their last outing, the Appalachian State Mountaineers went up against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 34-23. Camerun Peoples paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 50 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this game. He racked up a total of 178 yards by way of 27 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.6 yards per run. Malik Williams led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 79 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 26.3 yards per catch for that contest. Zac Thomas went 17/29 with 211 yards via the pass and completed 1 TD. He gave away 3 interceptions for the game.
For the season thus far, the Mountaineers have compiled 1,529 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 191.1 throwing yards per game, ranking them 103rd in college football. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are averaging 445.4 yards/contest which has them ranked 32nd in D-1. They maintain an average of 254.3 run yards per game and have run for 2,034 yards for this year. When it comes to how much they score, the Mountaineers are ranking 49th in the country averaging 31.0 points per outing. Appalachian State has allowed the opposition a total of 1,152 yards on the ground (144.0 yards/game) as well as 10 touchdowns via the rush for the season. The Mountaineers are conceding 19.0 points per contest, which puts them 27th in D-1. This year, they have allowed 152 total points. They have conceded 7 touchdowns through the air in addition to 187.1 yards/contest, which puts them in 28th in college football.
In the 37 contests in his collegiate career, Zac Thomas has completed 518 of 819 tries for 6,286 yards. He averages 169.9 yards per contest through the air with a 147.8 QB rating. Thomas has thrown for 62 touchdowns while tossing 20 picks in his career. He has run for 1,244 yards on 266 tries. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 7.6% and his interception rate is 2.4%.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -16.5
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