Appalachian State vs. Coastal Carolina fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 3
Game Time: 5:00 ET
Venue: Brooks Stadium, Conway, SC
Appalachian State (5-2) vs. Coastal Carolina (5-3) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
Appalachian State has to get its groove back in a hurry after losing to Georgia Southern, and losing its spot in the top 25. With an easy next few weeks before facing Troy, it’s still in the race for the East crown, but it needs to win out, and it needs some help.
Coastal Carolina is pushing for bowl eligibility, winning two straight with a strong defense and one of the nation’s best running games. However, the Chanticleers struggle against good passing teams and they don’t take away the ball enough.
Appalachian State might have struggled against the Georgia Southern option attack, but for the most part, the run defense has been outstanding all season long. Give up 200 yards on the ground, go 0-2. Give up fewer, and go 5-0.
But Coastal Carolina has rushed for 200 yards or more in six of their last seven games.
The Mountaineers haven’t done enough with the passing game, but the offense doesn’t have a problem scoring, and the defense continues to be the best in the Sun Belt. They’ll bounce back from the big loss by bottling up Marcus Outlow and the Coastal Carolina ground attack, and in a methodical way, the offense will keep the drives moving and get up fast.
The Chanticleers will get to 200 yards, but ASU will finally win a game when it can’t shut down the run.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Appalachian State 31, Coastal Carolina 20
Line: Appalachian State -14, o/u: 55.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Must See Rating: 2
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