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    At 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, the Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-4) are at home against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-6).

    The Mountaineers are very heavy favorites (currently -16) in their game versus the Golden Eagles, with the over/under at 55.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Mountaineers are -833 and the Golden Eagles are +560.)

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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 -16 -111 -109 55.5 -110 -110 -833 +560

    Appalachian State Pick Insights

    • Appalachian State has covered the spread twice in seven games this season.
    • Appalachian State is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 16 points or more this season.
    • Four of Appalachian State’s seven games with a set total have hit the over (57.1%).

    Appalachian State Stats & Insights

    • On offense, Appalachian State ranks 29th in the FBS with 443 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 98th in total defense (397.7 yards allowed per contest).
    • Appalachian State is averaging 32.4 points per game on offense this year (40th in the FBS), and is surrendering 29.9 points per game (100th) on the other side of the ball.
    • Appalachian State is averaging 264.6 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 43rd in the FBS. The defense ranks 45th, surrendering 208.6 passing yards per contest.
    • Appalachian State sports the 39th-ranked rushing offense this season (178.4 rushing yards per game), and has been less effective defensively, ranking 16th-worst with 189.1 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Appalachian State is putting up a 41.6% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 58th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 87th, giving up a 40.4% third-down conversion rate.
    • Appalachian State ranks 74th in college football with a -1 turnover margin after forcing 9 turnovers (78th in the FBS) and committing 10 (63rd in the FBS).

    Appalachian State’s Best Players

    • Joey Aguilar has 1,782 yards passing 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 carried the ball 125 times for a team-high 639 yards on the ground and has found the end zone four times as a runner.
    • This season, 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 receptions (out of 42 targets) with four touchdowns.
    • Christan Horn has caught 19 passes for 291 yards (41.6 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • DaShaun Davis has compiled 18 receptions for 222 yards, an average of 31.7 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Nate Johnson paces the team with five sacks, and also has five TFL and 25 tackles.
    • Appalachian State’s top-tackler, Nicholas Ross, has 52 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Tyrek Funderburk has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 22 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and two passes defended.

    Southern Miss Betting Insights

    • Southern Miss has compiled a 0-6-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Southern Miss is winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 16-point underdogs.
    • In Southern Miss’ six games with a set total, four have hit the over (66.7%).

    Southern Miss Pick Insights

    • This season has been ugly for Southern Miss on both sides of the ball, as it is posting only 326.4 total yards per game (25th-worst) and surrendering 417.1 total yards per game (22nd-worst).
    • This season has been difficult for Southern Miss on both sides of the ball, as it is averaging just 20.7 points per game (23rd-worst) and ceding 38.1 points per game (second-worst).
    • In terms of passing, Southern Miss ranks 107th in the FBS (189.9 passing yards per game) and 52nd defensively (214.9 passing yards allowed per contest).
    • Southern Miss’ defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, surrendering 202.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks sixth-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 93rd with 136.6 rushing yards per contest.
    • From an offensive perspective, Southern Miss is putting up a 34.6% third-down conversion percentage (103rd-ranked). It ranks 93rd in the FBS on defense (41.5% third-down rate allowed).
    • After forcing seven turnovers (106th in the FBS) and turning the ball over nine times (49th in the FBS) this season, Southern Miss has the 85th-ranked turnover margin of -2.

    Southern Miss’ Best Players

    • Billy Wiles has racked up 1,259 yards on 52.7% passing while tossing seven touchdown passes with five interceptions this season.
    • Frank Gore Jr. has rushed 115 times for 434 yards, with four touchdowns.
    • Rodrigues Clark has piled up 369 yards (on 55 carries) with two touchdowns.
    • Jakarius Caston has racked up 334 receiving yards on 21 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Latreal Jones has caught 24 passes and compiled 331 receiving yards (47.3 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Tiaquelin Mims has racked up 213 reciving yards (30.4 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Jalil Clemons has collected three sacks to lead the team, while also recording six TFL and 15 tackles.
    • Jay Stanley is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s racked up 29 tackles and two interceptions.
    • MJ Daniels leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up six tackles and two passes defended.
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