Free College Football Picks Today: Georgia Southern Eagles vs Appalachian State Mountaineers 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Georgia Southern Eagles vs Appalachian State Mountaineers 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The Appalachian State University Mountaineers (6-5, 3-4 SBC) and Georgia Southern University Eagles (5-6, 2-5 SBC) face off Saturday at Allen E. Paulson Stadium for their regular season finales. The Mountaineers are 4.5-point favorites, and the total is 63.

Appalachian State is coming off a 27-14 win over Old Dominion at Kidd Brewer Stadium last Saturday. Chase Brice threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns. Ahmani Marshall ran 19 times for 137 yards and a touchdown.

Kaedin Robinson caught three passes for 90 yards and a touchdown. Georgia Southern dropped a third straight game last Saturday, falling 23-10 to Marshall at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. Kyle Vantrease was 22 of 39 for 205 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Jalen White carried 13 times for 143 yards. Jeremy Singleton hauled in eight receptions for 73 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Mountaineers won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 27-3 victory in November. Chase Brice threw two touchdowns for Appalachian State.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Mountaineers are averaging 33.7 points per game for the season, second in the SBC, and they are facing an Eagles defense that has surrendered 30.9 PPG (12th). Meanwhile, Georgia Southern has scored 32.1 points a game this season, fourth in the conference, and Appalachian State is allowing 24.6 PPG (6th).

The Mountaineers rank 43rd in the nation in passing yards per game (250.7) and 39th in rushing (188.8). They have an advantageous matchup on the ground, as the Eagles are 129th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (227.6). Against the pass, Georgia Southern is 104th (256.5).

Georgia Southern has been one of the nation’s top passing teams, averaging 322.3 passing yards per game (8th), while ranking 73rd in rushing yards (144.6). The Mountaineers are allowing 204.3 passing yards (37th) and 132.5 rushing yards per game (43rd).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through 11 games, Chase Brice has thrown for 27 touchdowns (6 INT) and 242.5 yards per game to lead Appalachian State in passing. In four away games this season, he has seven TDs (3 INT) and an average of 246.2 yards passing.

Camerun Peoples leads the team in rushing with an average of 65.9 yards a game over nine games. He has five touchdowns on the ground and two through the air. Christan Horn is the Mountaineers’ leading receiver with 54.5 yards a game and four TDs.

Kyle Vantrease has 22 passing touchdowns (14 INT) with 319.3 yards per game through 11 games to lead Georgia Southern. In five home games this season, he has thrown for 13 TDs (4 INT) and an average of 347.6 yards.

Jalen White has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 83.1 yards a game through 11 games. He has 11 total touchdowns, 10 rushing and one receiving.

Khaleb Hood has been the primary target in the Eagles’ aerial attack. He has three touchdowns and a 72.1 yard per game average through 11 appearances.

HOME AND AWAY

Appalachian State has lost three straight away from home this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

App State (-225)

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