Troy vs. Appalachian State fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 24
Game Time: 2:30 ET
Venue: Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC
Troy (9-2) vs. Appalachian State (8-2) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
This winner of this still has to go through the formality of winning the Sun Belt Championship, but this is essentially it. The winner of this is the best team in the conference – even if it gets stunned and upset in the league’s first title game.
Troy hasn’t generated the offensive pop of previous years, but the defense has been stellar over the second half of the season, and the O has been just timely enough to get the job done.
The ground game is fine, and the passing attack is efficient, and the defense lives on the league’s best pass rush.
But Appalachian State leads the Sun Belt with the fewest plays allowed in the backfield.
The Mountaineers have a defense, too – leading the conference in fewest points given up – but it’s the offense that’s getting the job done. The one time the O fell flat was when the Georgia Southern option running game took over and controlled the game in late October.
They don’t turn the ball over enough to help out the middling Troy attack. The Trojans are strong enough to keep this close, but the Mountaineers just need a few early scores to let the defense take care of the rest.
Outside of that one blip, ASU has been the best team in the Sun Belt all season long. Now, at home, it’ll cement that.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Appalachian State 27, Troy 14
Line: Appalachian State -11, o/u: 47
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Must See Rating: 4
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