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    The Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-6) play on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET at Kidd Brewer Stadium versus the Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-4).

    The Golden Eagles are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +17) against the Mountaineers (with an over/under of 55.5 points).

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    Game Info for Appalachian State vs. Southern Miss

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 28, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Boone, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Kidd Brewer Stadium
    Appalachian State vs Southern Miss Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Appalachian State -17 -110 -110 55.5 -110 -109 -931 +598

    Appalachian State Pick Insights

    • Appalachian State is 2-4-1 against the spread this season.
    • Appalachian State is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 17-point favorites.
    • Appalachian State games with a set total have hit the over four times this season (57.1%).

    Appalachian State Stats & Insights

    • Appalachian State is putting up 443 yards per game offensively this season (29th in the FBS), and are surrendering 397.7 yards per game (97th) on defense.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Appalachian State ranks 40th in the FBS with 32.4 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 100th in points allowed (397.7 points allowed per contest).
    • Appalachian State is totaling 264.6 passing yards per game on offense (43rd in the FBS), and ranks 45th defensively with 208.6 passing yards allowed per game.
    • With 189.1 rushing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 16th-worst in the FBS, Appalachian State has had to ask their 39th-ranked running game (178.4 rushing yards per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • Appalachian State is posting a 41.6% third-down conversion rate on offense, which ranks them 58th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 87th, surrendering a 40.4% third-down conversion rate.
    • Appalachian State has forced nine total turnovers (78th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 10 times (63rd in the FBS) for -1a turnover margin of -1, 75th-ranked in college football.

    Appalachian State’s Best Players

    • Joey Aguilar has 1,782 pass yards for Appalachian State, completing 61.5% of his passes and tossing 16 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 156 rushing yards (22.3 ypg) on 39 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Nate Noel has racked up 639 yards on 125 carries while finding paydirt four times as a runner.
    • Kanye Roberts has carried the ball 56 times for 275 yards (39.3 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Kaedin Robinson’s team-leading 430 yards as a receiver have come on 32 catches (out of 42 targets) with four touchdowns.
    • Christan Horn has put up a 291-yard season so far with three touchdowns, hauling in 19 passes on 33 targets.
    • DaShaun Davis has been the target of 28 passes and hauled in 18 grabs for 222 yards, an average of 31.7 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone two times through the air this season.
    • Nate Johnson has collected five sacks to lead the team, while also picking up five TFL and 25 tackles.
    • Nicholas Ross, Appalachian State’s top tackler, has 52 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Tyrek Funderburk leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording 22 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and two passes defended.

    Southern Miss Betting Insights

    • Southern Miss has put together a 0-6-0 record against the spread this year.
    • Southern Miss is winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 17-point underdogs.
    • Southern Miss games have gone over the point total in four out of six opportunities (66.7%).

    Southern Miss Pick Insights

    • This season has been tough for Southern Miss on both offense and defense, as it is averaging only 326.4 total yards per game (25th-worst) and allowing 417.1 total yards per game (22nd-worst).
    • Southern Miss has lots of room to get better, as it ranks 23rd-worst in points per game (20.7) this season and second-worst in points allowed per game (38.1).
    • Southern Miss ranks 107th in the FBS with 189.9 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 52nd with 214.9 passing yards surrendered per game on defense.
    • Southern Miss has been struggling in run defense, ranking sixth-worst with 202.3 rushing yards allowed per game. It has been more effective on offense, compiling 136.6 rushing yards per contest (93rd-ranked).
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Southern Miss ranks 103rd in the FBS (34.6% third-down conversion percentage) and 93rd on defense (41.5% third-down rate allowed).
    • Southern Miss sports a -2 turnover margin this season, which ranks 85th in the FBS.

    Southern Miss’ Best Players

    • Billy Wiles has recored 1,259 passing yards, or 179.9 per game, so far this season. He has completed 52.7% of his passes and has recorded seven touchdowns with five interceptions.
    • The team’s top rusher, Frank Gore Jr., has carried the ball 115 times for 434 yards (62 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Rodrigues Clark has run for 369 yards across 55 attempts, scoring two touchdowns.
    • Jakarius Caston paces his squad with 334 receiving yards on 21 catches with three touchdowns.
    • Latreal Jones has collected 331 receiving yards (47.3 yards per game) and one touchdown on 24 receptions.
    • Tiaquelin Mims’ 20 grabs (on 29 targets) have netted him 213 yards (30.4 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Jalil Clemons has three sacks to pace the team, and also has six TFL and 15 tackles.
    • Jay Stanley is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s totaled 29 tackles and two interceptions.
    • MJ Daniels leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording six tackles and two passes defended.
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