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    Nate Noel will lead the Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-2) into their game versus the UL Monroe Warhawks (2-1) at JPS Field at Malone Stadium on Saturday at 8:00 PM ET.

    The Mountaineers are expected to win by at least two scores (currently -13.5) against the Warhawks. The over/under for this game is 50.5 points.

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    Game Info for Appalachian State vs. UL Monroe

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Monroe, Georgia
    • Stadium: JPS Field at Malone Stadium
    Appalachian State vs UL Monroe Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Appalachian State -13.5 -111 -109 50.5 -111 -109 -548 +399

    Appalachian State Pick Insights

    • Appalachian State is 2-1-1 against the spread this season.
    • Appalachian State is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 13.5-point favorites.
    • Appalachian State has gone over in three of its four games with a set total (75%).

    Appalachian State Stats & Insights

    • On offense, Appalachian State ranks 37th in the FBS with 442.5 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 48th in total defense (333.8 yards allowed per contest).
    • On offense, Appalachian State ranks 35th in the FBS with 35.3 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 96th in points allowed (333.8 points allowed per contest).
    • On defense, Appalachian State has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking eighth-best by giving up only 157.8 passing yards per game. The Mountaineers rank 65th on offense (240 passing yards per game).
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Appalachian State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 24th-best in the FBS by averaging 202.5 per game. The Mountaineers rank 108th on defense (176 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Appalachian State is putting up a 46% third-down conversion rate on offense (39th in the FBS), and ranks 81st defensively with a 40.7% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Appalachian State ranks 34th in college football with a +2 turnover margin after forcing 7 turnovers (33rd in the FBS) while committing five (50th in the FBS).

    Appalachian State’s Best Players

    • Joey Aguilar has 890 yards passing for Appalachian State, completing 57.6% of his passes and tossing nine touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 83 rushing yards (20.8 ypg) on 21 carries with one rushing touchdown.
    • The team’s top rusher, Noel, has carried the ball 106 times for 529 yards (132.3 per game), scoring four times.
    • This season, Maquel Haywood has carried the ball 34 times for 119 yards (29.8 per game).
    • Kaedin Robinson’s team-high 205 yards as a receiver have come on 13 catches (out of 21 targets) with two touchdowns.
    • DaShaun Davis has caught 13 passes for 170 yards (42.5 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Dalton Stroman has racked up seven receptions for 124 yards, an average of 31 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Nate Johnson has collected two sacks to lead the team, while also picking up two TFL and nine tackles.
    • Appalachian State’s tackle leader, Nicholas Ross, has 26 tackles and one interception this year.
    • Jackson Greene has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has six tackles, one TFL, and one pass defended to his name.

    UL Monroe Betting Insights

    • UL Monroe has covered the spread once in two games this season.
    • UL Monroe has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 13.5 points or more this season (0-1).
    • None of UL Monroe’s two games with a set total this year have hit the over.

    UL Monroe Pick Insights

    • UL Monroe has been struggling offensively, ranking 11th-worst with 301.7 total yards per game. It has been more productive on defense, allowing 383.7 total yards per contest (89th-ranked).
    • UL Monroe’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 14.7 points per game, which ranks fifth-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 70th with 24.7 points allowed per contest.
    • UL Monroe ranks fourth-worst in passing yards per game (95.3), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 76th in the FBS with 232 passing yards surrendered per contest.
    • UL Monroe’s rushing attack has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 21st-best in the FBS with 206.3 rushing yards per contest. In terms of defense, it is giving up 151.7 rushing yards per game, which ranks 93rd.
    • UL Monroe has struggled on both offense and defense on third down this season, ranking sixth-worst in third-down conversion percentage (26.8%) and 12th-worst in third-down rate allowed (50%).
    • UL Monroe has generated seven forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over two times, leading to a +5 turnover margin, which ranks eighth-best in the FBS.

    UL Monroe’s Best Players

    • Jiya Wright has compiled 165 yards on 44.4% passing this season. He’s also run for 69 yards .
    • Hunter Smith is his team’s leading rusher with 22 carries for 220 yards, or 73.3 per game. He’s found paydirt two times on the ground, as well.
    • Isaiah Woullard has racked up 185 yards on 30 carries.
    • Tyrone Howell has hauled in 172 receiving yards on 15 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Dariyan Wiley has put together a 56-yard season so far. He’s caught five passes on 10 targets.
    • Nyny Davis’ five grabs (on 10 targets) have netted him 25 yards (8.3 ypg).
    • James Smith has 2.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has three TFL and six tackles.
    • Michael Batton is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 20 tackles and 0.5 sacks.
    • Max Harris has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has 10 tackles and one pass defended to his name.
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