Appalachian State at Troy: 11/20/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

Troy Trojans (5-5) vs Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-2)

Game Info: Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium)

Betting Odds: Troy Trojans +10 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Appalachian State Mountaineers and Troy Trojans face off on Saturday in a Sun Belt conference college football showdown at Veterans Memorial Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2020, it was Appalachian State that won 47-10. 

The Appalachian State Mountaineers come into this game with an 8-2 record and in their last game against South Alabama they won 31-7. Quarterback Chase Brice threw for 195 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Appalachian State is averaging 35.7 points while their defense is giving up 21.7 points per game. Brice has been good this season, but interceptions have been an issue. He has thrown for 2,454 yards, 17 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Nate Noel has rushed for 913 yards and three touchdowns. Camerun Peoples has also rushed for 699 yards and 13 touchdowns. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Troy Trojans who sit with a 5-5 record and they have gone 3-3 in conference play. In the last game against Louisiana, Troy was competitive but in the second half they struggled and ended up losing 35-21. Troy is averaging 25.7 points while their defense is giving up 23.1 points per game. The starting quarterback for Troy is Gunnar Watson and he has thrown for 1,217 yards, seven touchdowns, and one interception. In this game Troy’s defense needs to slow down the run. If they can’t slow down the run it’s going to be a long game. 

App State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall. Troy is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall. The under is 4-1 in Appalachian State’s last five games overall. The over is 4-0 in Troy’s last four games overall. The over is 5-2 in Troy’s last seven games as a home underdog. 

Troy is going to struggle to stop the run, and this game is going to get ugly early. Look for Troy to give up at least 30 points and this game is going to get ugly early. Back Appalachian State to cruise to a victory and cover the spread. 

Shane’s Pick App State -10

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