Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Troy Trojans Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Troy Trojans
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Trojans (+9.5)
The Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-2) are headed to Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Troy Trojans (5-5). Troy opens as 9.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 52.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers come into this game with a record of 8-2 this year. In their last matchup, the Mountaineers played the South Alabama Jaguars and went home with a win by a final score of 31-14. Camerun Peoples was the best rusher for the Mountaineers with 23 carries for 90 yards (3.9 yds per carry). Chase Brice finished 14/26 with 195 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 167.7 and ended the contest with 2 interceptions. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Mountaineers conceded 62 yards on 28 tries, which is an average of 2.2 yds per run allowed. Appalachian State surrendered 17 pass completions on 30 tries for 137 yds, and a completion rate of 56.7%. In the game, they ran 63 plays which gave them 330 yards. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ended up rushing 37 times and compiled 135 yards, earning them an average of 3.6 yards per attempt.
The Mountaineers have tallied 4,506 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Appalachian State has earned 19 touchdowns via the pass and 21 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 18 different times. Appalachian State has recorded 237 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 57 infractions for 532 yards. As a unit they hold an average of 194.1 yards via the ground game which is 35th in the country. Concerning putting points on the board, the Appalachian State Mountaineers have an average of 35.7 points per outing.
When talking about yards through the air, the Mountaineers have given up 2,260 yards which has them ranked 70th in D-1. They are allowing 226.0 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 56.9%. In total, they are allowing 349.9 yards per outing which ranks them 52nd in Division 1. They have yielded 10 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 14 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for 3.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 123.9 rushing yards per contest so far this year. For the year, they have allowed 1,239 rushing yards through 10 contests. The Mountaineers rank 49th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 21.7 points per contest.
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The Trojans step onto the field holding a record of 5-5 for this season. In their last game, the Trojans went home defeated by a final of 24-21 when they played the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Gunnar Watson (1 TD) ended the contest with 350 yds on 29/55 passing while his QB rating was 89.9. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 6.4. Kimani Vidal carried the football 11 times for 21 yds, finishing the game with 1.9 yds per attempt for Troy. Troy ran for 1.6 yards per carry, totaling 41 yds on 25 attempts. The Trojans finished the contest with 391 yards while running 80 plays (4.9 yards per play). The Trojans pass defense gave up a completion rate of 65.7%, surrendering 187 yds on 23 out of 35 through the air. Troy surrendered 45 run attempts for 150 yards (3.3 yards per rush).
The Troy Trojans have an average of 356.5 yards per contest, which is good for 100th in college football. The Troy offense has totaled 456 yds of penalties on 53 violations, which has them ranked 95th in college football in terms of hurting your team. During the season so far, the Trojans currently have a total of 2,441 yards through the air in addition to an average of 244.1 passing yards per outing, ranking them 57th in the nation. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Trojans are 85th in D-1 averaging 25.7 PPG.
Troy has conceded a total of 1,232 rushing yards (123.2 yards per outing) and 11 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have given up 14 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 198.7 yards per outing, which has them ranked 42nd in the country. The Trojans defense has been on the field for 650 plays, which ranks 45th in college football. The Trojans are giving up 23.1 PPG, which has them ranked 63rd in the country. Overall, they have allowed 231 points.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Trojans +9.5
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