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    The Troy Trojans (10-2) and the Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-4) will play in the Sun Belt Championship Game on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

    The Trojans are the favorites (-5) in their game against the Mountaineers, with the over/under being 53 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Trojans are -217 and the Mountaineers are +178.)

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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 -5 -110 -110 53 -110 -110 -217 +178

    Troy Pick Insights

    • Troy has posted a 7-4-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Troy has a 6-1 record against the spread when favored by 5 points or more this season.
    • Troy games with a set total have hit the over four times this season (36.4%).

    Troy Stats & Insights

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

    Troy’s Best Players

    • Gunnar Watson has 3,135 pass yards for Troy, completing 60.8% of his passes and collecting 26 touchdowns and five interceptions this season.
    • Kimani Vidal has carried the ball 254 times for a team-high 1,350 yards on the ground and has found the end zone nine times. He’s also tacked on 17 catches for 198 yards (16.5 per game) and one touchdown via the passing game.
    • Damien Taylor has been handed the ball 61 times this year and racked up 307 yards (25.6 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Jabre Barber has hauled in 59 catches for 850 yards (70.8 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone five times as a receiver.
    • Chris Lewis has caught 29 passes for 636 yards (53 yards per game) and nine touchdowns this year.
    • Deshon Stoudemire has a total of 528 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 39 throws and scoring one touchdown.
    • Javon Solomon has 13.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has 10 TFL and 38 tackles.
    • Troy’s leading tackler, Jayden McDonald, has 59 tackles, six TFL, and 1.5 sacks this year.
    • Reddy Steward leads the team with four interceptions, while also recording 33 tackles, three TFL, 0.5 sacks, and four passes defended.

    Appalachian State Betting Insights

    • Appalachian State has a 6-5-1 record against the spread this season.
    • Appalachian State is a perfect 2-0 against the spread when an underdog by 5 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in six of Appalachian State’s 12 games with a set total.

    Appalachian State Pick Insights

    • Appalachian State’s offensive attack has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 15th-best in the FBS with 456.8 total yards per game. In terms of defense, it is giving up 383.1 total yards per game, which ranks 73rd.
    • Appalachian State’s offensive attack has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 17th-best in the FBS with 35.8 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is giving up 26.7 points per game, which ranks 70th.
    • Appalachian State’s pass defense ranks 49th in the FBS with 214.8 passing yards given up per contest, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 22nd-best by racking up 278.4 passing yards per game.
    • Appalachian State ranks 45th in the FBS with 178.4 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 99th with 168.3 rushing yards surrendered per contest on defense.
    • Appalachian State is putting up a 42.5% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (42nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering a 40.6% third-down rate (88th-ranked) on defense.
    • Appalachian State has compiled 21 forced turnovers (18th in the FBS) and committed 17 turnovers (71st in the FBS) this season for a +4 turnover margin that ranks 35th in the FBS.

    Appalachian State’s Best Players

    • Joey Aguilar has compiled 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 is his team’s leading rusher with 160 carries for 780 yards, or 65 per game. He’s found paydirt five times on the ground, as well.
    • Kanye Roberts has racked up 595 yards (on 100 carries) with five touchdowns.
    • Kaedin Robinson has collected 53 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 717 (59.8 yards per game). He’s been targeted 71 times and has 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’s 33 targets have resulted in 22 receptions for 371 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Nate Johnson paces the team with 7.5 sacks, and also has seven TFL and 35 tackles.
    • Appalachian State’s top-tackler, Andrew Parker, has 78 tackles, three TFL, and two sacks this year.
    • Jordan Favors has picked off a team-high four passes. He also has 33 tackles, two TFL, and four passes defended to his name.

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