The Appalachian State Mountaineers and the James Madison Dukes meet in week 12 college football action from Bridgeforth Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Appalachian State Blows Out Georgia State
The Appalachian State Mountaineers come into this one looking to build on a 3rd straight win after a 42-14 win over Georgia State last time out. Joey Aguilar has thrown for 2,657 yards, 26 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 63.8% passing while Nate Noel has a team-high 766 rushing yards with 5 touchdowns and Kanye Roberts has 484 rushing yards with 4 touchdowns. Kaedin Robinson has a team-high 41 receptions for 541 yards and 6 touchdowns while Christan Horn has 456 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. Dashaun Davis and Makai Jackson each have 300+ receiving yards while another pair of receivers have 250+ receiving yards as well for the Mountaineers. On defense, Andrew Parker Jr. has a team-high 86 total tackles while Nate Johnson has a team-high 5 sacks while Jordan Favors has a team-high 3 interceptions.
Appalachian State Mountaineers Team Facts
Appalachian State has won four of its last six November games as an underdog.
Appalachian State has failed to cover the spread in seven of its last eight road games against conference opponents.
Five of Appalachian State's last six games against AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.
JMU Remains Unbeaten
The James Madison Dukes come into this one looking to build on a 44-6 win over UConn last time out to improve to 10-0 on the year. Jordan McCloud has thrown for 2,800 yards, 26 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 69.9% passing while also rushing for 310 yards and 6 touchdowns on the ground. Kaelon Black has a team-high 531 rushing yards and Ty Son Lawton has 458 rushing yards with 4 touchdowns. Reggie Brown has a team-high 903 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns while Elijah Sarratt has a team-high 60 receptions for 841 yards and 4 touchdowns. Three more Dukes have 200+ receiving yards as well on the year. On defense, Aiden Fisher has a team-high 80 total tackles while Jalen Green has a team-high 15.5 sacks. Jamree Kromah also has 9 sacks and Mikail Kamara has 6.5 sacks as well on the year. Francis Meehan has 3 interceptions as well on the year.
James Madison Dukes Team Facts
James Madison has won each of its last 13 games.
James Madison has covered the spread in seven of its last eight games.
James Madison has won the first quarter in each of its last three home games against conference opponents.
James Madison has won the first half in each of its last seven games against conference opponents.
Each of James Madison's last four games in November have gone OVER the total points line.
I’m on the over here. I could see it going either way from a spread perspective as App State has a solid pass attack against a porous JMU pass defense while JMU is a solid offense against this App State defense that’s unable to stop the run and has been putting up points left and right this season. All in all. I’m looking for a game that finishes closer to 60. Give me the over.