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    The Sun Belt Championship Game is between the Troy Trojans (10-2) and the Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-4) on December 2, 2023. Kickoff is at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN.

    The Trojans are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-6.5), against the Mountaineers. The over/under for this matchup is 52.5 points.

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    Game Info for Troy vs. Appalachian State

    • Game Day: Saturday, December 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Troy, Alabama
    • Stadium: Veterans Memorial Stadium
    Troy vs Appalachian State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Troy -6.5 -111 -109 52.5 -110 -110 -260 +207

    Troy Pick Insights

    • Troy’s ATS record is 7-4-0 this season.
    • Troy has a 4-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 6.5 points or more.
    • Troy games have gone over the point total on four of 11 occasions (36.4%).

    Troy Stats & Insights

    • Troy owns the 43rd-ranked offense this year (422.8 yards per game), and has been even better defensively, ranking 12th-best with just 300.3 yards allowed per game.
    • Troy owns the 54th-ranked offense this season (29.7 points per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 10th-best with only 16.7 points allowed per game.
    • On offense, Troy ranks 28th in the FBS with 273.3 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 29th in passing yards allowed per contest (197.4).
    • On defense, Troy has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 14th-best by surrendering just 102.8 per game. The Trojans rank 78th on offense (149.5 rushing yards per game).
    • Troy ranks 51st in third-down percentage this year (41.4%), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 17th-best in the FBS with a 31.3% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • Troy ranks 40th in college football with a +3 turnover margin after forcing 19 turnovers (35th in the FBS) and committing 16 (56th in the FBS).

    Troy’s Best Players

    • Gunnar Watson has 3,135 passing yards for Troy, completing 60.8% of his passes and recording 26 touchdowns and five interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Kimani Vidal, has carried the ball 254 times for 1,350 yards (112.5 per game), scoring nine times. He’s also caught 17 passes for 198 yards and one touchdown.
    • Damien Taylor has racked up 307 yards on 61 attempts, scoring one time.
    • Jabre Barber’s leads his squad with 850 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 59 receptions (out of 89 targets) and scored five touchdowns.
    • Chris Lewis has hauled in 29 receptions totaling 636 yards, finding the end zone nine times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Deshon Stoudemire’s 39 grabs are good enough for 528 yards and one touchdown.
    • Javon Solomon leads the team with 13.5 sacks, and also has 10 TFL and 38 tackles.
    • Jayden McDonald is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 59 tackles, six TFL, and 1.5 sacks.
    • Reddy Steward has picked off a team-high four passes. He also has 33 tackles, three TFL, 0.5 sacks, and four passes defended to his name.

    Appalachian State Betting Insights

    • Appalachian State has gone 6-5-1 ATS this season.
    • Appalachian State is a perfect 2-0 against the spread when an underdog by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • Appalachian State games have hit the over in six out of 12 opportunities (50%).

    Appalachian State Pick Insights

    • Appalachian State’s offense has been consistently moving the chains, piling up 456.8 total yards per contest (15th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 73rd by surrendering 383.1 total yards per game.
    • Appalachian State’s offense has been thriving, compiling 35.8 points per game (17th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 70th by surrendering 26.7 points per game.
    • Appalachian State’s pass defense ranks 49th in the FBS with 214.8 passing yards allowed per contest, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 22nd-best by piling up 278.4 passing yards per contest.
    • Appalachian State is accumulating 178.4 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (45th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 168.3 rushing yards per contest (99th-ranked) on defense.
    • With a 42.5% third-down conversion rate on offense, Appalachian State ranks 42nd in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 88th, allowing a 40.6% third-down rate.
    • Appalachian State owns a +4 turnover margin this season, which ranks 35th in the FBS.

    Appalachian State’s Best Players

    • Joey Aguilar has racked up 3,271 yards on 63.5% passing while tossing 33 touchdown passes with nine interceptions this season. He’s also run for 274 yards with two scores.
    • Nate Noel has run for 780 yards on 160 carries so far this year while scoring five times on the ground.
    • Kanye Roberts has collected 595 yards (on 100 carries) with five touchdowns.
    • Kaedin Robinson paces his squad with 717 receiving yards on 53 catches with 10 touchdowns.
    • Christan Horn has 29 receptions (on 49 targets) for a total of 502 yards (41.8 yards per game) and six touchdowns this year.
    • Makai Jackson has racked up 371 reciving yards (30.9 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Nate Johnson has racked up 7.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up seven TFL and 35 tackles.
    • Andrew Parker is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s totaled 78 tackles, three TFL, and two sacks.
    • Jordan Favors has a team-high four interceptions to go along with 33 tackles, two TFL, and four passes defended.

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