Free College Football Picks Today: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Appalachian State Mountaineers 11/12/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Appalachian State Mountaineers 11/12/22
Sat 12th November 2022

The Appalachian State University Mountaineers (5-4, 2-3 SBC) head to take on the Marshall University Thundering Herd (5-4, 2-3 SBC) at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday for a matchup that pits one of the Sun Belt Conference’s most potent offenses against its toughest defense.

The Mountaineers are one-point favorites, and the total is 47.5.Appalachian State is coming off a 35-28 loss against Coastal Carolina at Brooks Stadium last Thursday. Chase Brice was 19 of 28 for 279 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Nate Noel ran six times for 31 yards.

Christan Horn caught four passes for 57 yards.Marshall beat Old Dominion 12-0 at Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium last Saturday. Cam Fancher threw for 89 yards and two interceptions. Khalan Laborn carried 31 times for 139 yards. EJ Horton caught four receptions for 28 yards.


The Mountaineers won the only game between the teams last season, a 31-30 victory in September. Chase Brice tossed one touchdown for Appalachian State, as Corey Sutton scored once.


The Mountaineers are averaging 35.9 points per game for the season, 25th in FBS, and they are facing a Thundering Herd defense that has surrendered 15.6 PPG (6th). Meanwhile, Marshall has scored 23.4 points a game this season, 98th in the country, and Appalachian State is allowing 25.3 PPG (61st).

The Mountaineers rank 50th in the nation in passing yards per game (254.4) and 29th in rushing (194.9). They can expect a tough test on the ground, as the Thundering Herd are second in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (78.7).

Against the pass, Marshall is 27th (195.9). Marshall has been one of the country’s least productive passing teams, averaging 189.0 passing yards per game (111th), while ranking 26th in rushing yards (201.4). The Mountaineers are allowing 191.0 passing yards (25th) and 138.9 rushing yards per game (59th).


Through nine games, Chase Brice has thrown for 24 touchdowns (5 INT) and 244.4 yards per game to lead Appalachian State in passing. In three away games this season, he has six TDs (2 INT) and an average of 269.3 yards passing. Camerun Peoples leads the team in rushing with an average of 71.5 yards a game over eight games.

He has five touchdowns on the ground and two through the air. Christan Horn is the Mountaineers’ leading receiver with 58.9 yards a game and four TDs.

Henry Colombi has six passing touchdowns (4 INT) with 157.2 yards per game through six games to lead Marshall. In three home games this season, he has thrown for three TDs and an average of 137.0 yards.

Khalan Laborn has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 133.3 yards a game through nine games. He has 13 touchdowns. Corey Gammage has been the primary target in the Thundering Herd’s aerial attack. He has four touchdowns and a 62.4 yard per game average through nine appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

App State (-120)

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