Troy Trojans vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers - 11/30/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Appalachian State Mountaineers at Troy Trojans

Friday, November 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Veterans Memorial Stadium)

APP -13 O/U 62.5

TV: ESPN+

The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 10-1 and should get a nice bowl game this year. Before they play in the Sun Belt title game, they will play at Troy (5-6) this weekend. Appalachian State has beaten North and South Carolina, and their only loss was a close one to division rival Georgia Southern.  Troy's record might be misleading. The Trojans have been blown out a couple of times, but three of their losses were by less than a touchdown. The Trojans are coming off a 53-3 loss to Louisiana.

Both teams can light up the scoreboard, but Troy struggles with defense. Troy is 12th in the nation in passing yardage, while Appalachian State is more balanced.  Appalachian State is averaging 38.1 points and giving up 19.3. Troy is averaging 35.6 and is giving up 33.5. Troy is also giving up 271 yards per game passing, which is among the worst in the nation.

For Troy Kaleb Barker has passed for 3347 yards, 30 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.  DK Billingsley has run for 887 yards and nine touchdowns. Kaylon Geiger has 846 yards receiving and five scores. Two more receivers have more than 550 yards each.

Zac Thomas has passed for 2101 yards, 20 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Darryinton Heusman has rushed for 1168 yards and 14 touchdowns. Three receivers have between 500 and 600 yards each.  Shaun Jolly has five interceptions and has returned two for touchdowns.

Appalachian State won last year, but Troy beat them the last time they played at Troy.

 The Mountaineers have an offense that can light up the scoreboard on any given night. That should definitely be a concern for Troy in this game as the Trojans defense has been susceptible this year to big time offenses. Look for the Mountaineers to run away with this game with an amazing offensive showing, like the new normal for Appalachian State. Final Score Prediction, Appalachian State Mountaineers win and cover 42-24.

Ben’s Pick Appalachian State Mountaineers -13

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.