Check out the Appalachian State vs. Louisiana fearless prediction and game preview.
Appalachian State (7-4) vs. Louisiana (5-6) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, December 2nd
Game Time: 2:00 pm ET
Venue: Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC
What’s Going To Happen
So here’s the deal. The Troy vs. Arkansas State winner will take at least a piece of the Sun Belt title no matter what. Those two play at 7:30 ET, and they’ll know what happens in Boone.
If Appalachian State wins, it’s going to be a split Sun Belt title. The Mountaineers didn’t have to play either the Trojans or the Red Wolves – a total glitch in the unbalanced Sun Belt schedule.
If Louisiana wins, then the Troy vs. ASU game is your 2017 Sun Belt Championship.
But ASU is already set for a bowl game. Oh sure, it would be nice to win a piece of a Sun Belt championship, but whatever – it’s not going to affect the bowl status.
However, for Louisiana, after losing to Georgia Southern – just the second win of the year for the Eagles and the home finale for the Ragin’ Cajuns – it needs this to go bowling.
ULL run defense has been miserable, the D as a whole has been giving up 482 yards and close to 38 points per game, and stopping efficient, effective offenses has been a major problem. There have been some nice moments, but the D has allowed 118 points over the last three weeks, and 34 points or more eight times on the year.
Appalachian State is getting great play from the lines, and it leads the Sun Belt in turnover margin, but the team seems to have a problem in tight games. Other than the Georgia loss to open everything up, ASU’s other three defeats were by a grand total of 11 points.
But at home, the Mountaineers should be able to run their way to a win.
ULL doesn’t have the defensive front to stop ASU from marching. The Mountaineer O line will take over early in a business-like effort with few mistakes, and a large gap in the time of possession.
Appalachian State vs. Louisiana Prediction
Appalachian State 34, Louisiana 20
Appalachian State -15, o/u: 58
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