South Alabama Jaguars vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs Appalachian State Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Mountaineers (-23.5)
The Appalachian State Mountaineers (7-2) will play the South Alabama Jaguars (5-4) at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday. Appalachian State opens this game as 23.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 54.
The South Alabama Jaguars head into this game 5-4 this year. In their last game, the Jaguars faced the Troy Trojans and went home with a loss by a final score of 31-24. Desmond Trotter finished 20/32 with 138 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 113.1 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Terrion Avery led the offense in rushing for the Jaguars with 23 totes for 75 yds (3.3 yards per carry). The South Alabama Jaguars ended up running the ball 45 different times and compiled 150 yds, which had them averaging 3.3 yds per attempt. In the game, they ran 80 plays which gave them a total of 337 yds. South Alabama conceded 17 completions on 25 tries for a total of 201 yards, and a completion rate of 68.0%. In the running game, the Jaguars conceded 119 yds on 27 attempts, which averages out to 4.4 yards per rush surrendered.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 28.6 points per game. As a team they have an average of 136.4 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 94th in Division 1. The Jaguars currently have 3,507 total yards for the year. With reference to scoring touchdowns, South Alabama has compiled 17 touchdowns through the air and 15 rushing touchdowns. South Alabama has accumulated 178 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 49 penalties for 490 yds. They have surrendered the football 15 different times.
Concerning yards through the air, the Jaguars have conceded 1,819 yds which puts them in 47th in D-1. They have conceded 202.1 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 56.9%. Over the course of this season, they are giving up 320.9 yards/game putting them 33rd in D-1. They have yielded 8 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per rush and 118.8 rushing yards per contest this season. For the season, they have given up 1,069 yards on the ground through 9 contests. The Jaguars are sitting in 48th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 22.1 points per contest.
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The Mountaineers head into this matchup 7-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Mountaineers got the victory with a final of 48-14 against the Arkansas State Red Wolves. Chase Brice (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 163 yds on 15/26 through the air while his quarterback rating was 115.4. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 6.3. Nate Noel carried the football 23 times for 122 yards, ending the contest with 5.3 yards per carry for Appalachian State. Appalachian State ran the football for 5.6 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 265 yards on 47 attempts. The Mountaineers finished the game with a total of 462 yards while running 74 plays (6.2 yards per play). The Mountaineers passing defense conceded a completion rate of 56.7%, surrendering 137 yds on 17 out of 30 passing. Appalachian State allowed 28 rushing attempts for 62 yards (2.2 yds per carry).
The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 464.0 yards per outing, ranking them 18th in D-1. The Appalachian State offense has compiled 464 yards of penalties on 49 violations, which has them ranked 92nd in college football in terms of helping out the other team. During the season to this point, the Mountaineers have thrown for a total of 2,370 yards through the air along with holding an average of 263.3 throwing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 37th in college football. When looking at the points being put on the board, the Mountaineers currently sit 19th in the nation averaging 36.2 PPG.
The Mountaineers are conceding 23.3 points per contest, which has them sitting 64th in the nation. Appalachian State has yielded a total of 1,181 rushing yards (131.2 yards/game) as well as 14 touchdowns rushing this year. This year, they have relinquished 210 total points. They have given up 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 226.0 yards per game, which has them in 74th in college football. The Mountaineers defense has taken part in 594 plays, which is good for 59th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -23.5
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