Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina: 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
Photo by Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-0) vs Appalachian State Mountaineers (6-1)
Game Info: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Brooks Stadium)
Betting Odds: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 50 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to Watch: ESPN2 Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Appalachian State Mountaineers will travel to Brooks Stadium to take on the 15th ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers won their 5th straight game and improved to 6-1 (4-0 Sun Belt) on the season after defeating the Georgia State Panthers, 17-13, this past Saturday. Appalachian State had all they could handle at home agianst the Panthers but was able to pull out the victory after a 10-yard TD run by Camerun Peoples with 4:55 left in the game gave the Mountaineers the lead for good. Appalachian State outgained Georgia State by a 310-300 margin and forced one turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Mountaineers was QB Zac Thomas who completed 16 of 22 passes for 146 yards, 1 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Appalachian State is averaging 32.1 ppg on 449.7 total yards per game (188.3 passing yds/g; 261.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Appalachian State has been led by QB Zac Thomas who has completed 66.5% of his passes for 1,285 yards, 12 TD, & 5 INT. The top receiving threats for Thomas and the Mountaineers have been Thomas Hennigan (22 rec, 367 yards, TD), Malik Williams (25 rec, 291 yards, 2 TD), Christian Wells (12 rec, 179 yards, 3 TD), and Jalen Virgil (9 rec, 80 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Appalachian State backfield has been the duo of Daetrich Harrington (106 att, 595 yards, 7 TD) and Camerun Peoples (70 att, 366 yards, 4 TD).
Defensively, Appalachian State is holding their opponents to an average of 16.9 ppg on 324.7 total yards per game (185.3 passing yds/g; 139.4 rushing yds/g).
The 15th ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers had their game agianst Troy cancelled last week due to COVID-19 and come into this game with an overall record of 7-0 (5-0 Sun Belt) on the season after defeated the South Alabama Jaguars, 23-6, on November 7th. Coastal Carolina did a great job keeping South Alabama off the scoreboard and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 17-6 lead into halftime. Coastal Carolina outgained South Alabama by a 445-336 margin and forced two turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Chanticleers was QB Grayson McCall who completed 17 of 24 passes for 209 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Coastal Carolina is averaging 37.9 ppg on 442.0 total yards per game (238.7 passing yds/g; 203.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Coastal Carolina has been led by QB Grayson McCall who has completed 69.6% of his passes for 1,393 yards, 16 TD, & 1 INT. Grayson is also the 3rd leading rusher for the Chanticleers as he has 271 rushing yards & 3 TD’s on 56 carries. The top receiving threats for McCall and the Chanticleers have been Jaivon Heiligh (35 rec, 610 yards, 6 TD), Isaiah Likely (10 rec, 232 yards, 3 TD), and Sam Denmark (12 rec, 231 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Chanticleers backfield has been the duo of CJ Marable (98 att, 370 yards, 5 TD; 20 rec, 154 yards, 5 TD) and Reese White (48 att, 309 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Coastal Carolina is holding their opponents to an average of 16.3 ppg on 309.6 total yards per game (174.9 passing yds/g; 134.7 rushing yds/g).
Appalachian State was the favorite to win the Sun Belt coming into the season and despite looking decent this season, they have not looked as overpowering as expected as the offense at times has struggled agianst solid defenses. Coastal Carolina has been incredible this season on both ends of the field and as I’ve been impressed with how the Chanticleers have performed so far this season against their tough competition (51-0 victory over Georgia State; 30-27 at Louisiana), I think Coastal Carolina stays perfect and covers this spread. Good Luck!