Charlotte 49ers (0-0) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (0-0)
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm
*3 Star Play Over* The Appalachian State Mountaineers have a veteran offense led by Zac Thomas at quarterback. They have a deep group of running backs and a good offensive line as well. I expect App State to be a balanced and very strong offense this year.
Appalachian State lost all 3 linebackers from last year, and all three of them were stars. They return just 5 starters on defense. The Mountaineers won't be bad defensively, but they are a clear step down from a year ago.
Charlotte returns a bunch of production on offense. Reynolds is a really underrated quarterback for this team. They have the offensive line to run on most teams. The 49ers have talked about playing a bit faster this year as well.
The 49ers defense isn't good enough to consistently slow down App State. The 49ers lost their top defensive lineman from last year.
These two teams met last year and the final score was 56-41 App State. Do I think we see something like that again? No I don't. However, they don't have to get even close to that high scoring to cash the over here.
Rain is expected here, but without wind I don't see rain as a negative, especially with two teams with great running games.
Take the over.