Appalachian State vs Georgia Southern : Appalachian State moved into the rankings at 25 this week as it prepares for a tough test at fellow one-loss Sun Belt Conference opponent Georgia Southern tonight. Will the Mountaineers cover the spread tonight as a double-digit road favorite?
NCAA College Football 2018
Appalachian State vs Georgia Southern Live
Date : Thursday, October 25
Start Time : 7:30 PM ET
Appalachian State vs Georgia Southern
The Sun Belt’s hottest teams square off Thursday in a clash for conference supremacy as the Georgia Southern Eagles host the Appalachian State Mountaineers at 7:30 p.m. ET. Both are undefeated in conference play and coming off strong wins
The model made several huge calls against the spread last week, including nailing LSU (-6) over Mississippi State, Washington State (-3) over Oregon and Alabama (-29.5) over Tennessee. And when it comes to top-rated picks against the spread, it finished Week 8 on a strong 5-1 run. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
But the Mountaineers’ ferocious, unrelenting ground attack is what propels their offense. Averaging 264 rushing yards as a team, Appalachian State nets 6.3 yards per carry. Over six games, it has 18 rushing touchdowns. Running backs Darrynton Evans (three touchdowns) and Jalin Moore (six) have half of those ground scores and at least 400 rushing yards apiece.
Eagles quarterback Shai Werts has only thrown for 491 yards and four scores, but has yet to toss a pick. He’s also the team’s leading rusher with 542 yards and nine touchdowns. The 5-foot-11 sophomore is deceptively quick and sturdily built. Linemen trying to tackle him in the open field one-on-one are toast as he often wends his way into opposing secondaries.
Mountaineers running back Darrynton Evans has 61 carries for 425 yards and three touchdowns on the season to help pace the Appalachian State offense. Jalin Moore has rushed 63 times for 400 yards and six TDs. Quarterback Zac Thomas is 80-of-132 through the air for 1,146 yards with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions.