On the other side, the Rockets are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games and are just 1-4-1 at the betting window in their last six games in December.
After throwing for 242 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions against the Mountaineers in 2016, Logan Woodside has 3,758 passing yards with 28 touchdowns and five interceptions as a senior. They could not have been more wrong. Toledo, Swanson 11-44, Thompkins 2-11, Seymour 3-(minus 2), Woodside 5-(minus 31). Running back Jalin Moore has been a versatile running back for this App State offense with just under 1,000 yards rushing and nine touchdowns. Toledo will have to play physical on the defensive front to slow down the Mountaineers’ rushing game.
App State celebrates the bowl victory by posing with the Dollar General Bowl trophy.
Former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops spoke at a luncheon in Mobile, Ala. on Friday ahead of the Dollar General Bowl, which will feature Appalachian State and Toledo on Saturday. Appalachian State will try to win its third bowl game in three seasons after making the full transition from FCS to FBS.
The Rockets allow 39.2 points per game and 379.4 yards, including 166.4 on the ground.
In the second weekend of bowl games, there is a rematch between two above average team. It was his first game all season in which he did not account for a touchdown. First, they lost to UMass in double overtime and followed it up with a 52-45 loss to the ULM Warhawks. Though, he is still good at leading the receiver and giving them a chance to catch the ball. “We mixed it up in the different coverages and tried to give them some different looks”. Photo courtesy of App State Athletics. The Appalachian State Mountaineers from the Sun Belt finished 10-2 and were co-champions of the conference.
“It was definitely a big time play”, Smith said. I’m the kind of guy who is watching basketball at 7 PM and then watching tennis at 1 A.M. They always have my back.
Swanson, formerly known as Kareem Hunt’s backup, has been great for the Rockets.
App State ran for more than 300 yards in its last three games. True freshman Daetrich Harrington chipped in 72 yards, Marcus Williams had 68 yards and Lamb ran for 45 yards. South Florida won last year’s Birmingham Bowl 46-39 over SC on Flowers’ 25-yard TD pass in overtime.
After erasing a 24-7 deficit and winning 31-29 against OH on a last-second field goal in the 2015 Camellia Bowl, then using a tiebreaking field goal to claim a 31-28 win against Toledo a year ago at the same site in Montgomery, Ala., the Mountaineers (9-4) were in control from start to finish in the rematch with the Rockets (11-3) at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Arkansas State has the most appearances in the bowl game (4).
The Mountaineer defense held strong to shutout the Rockets.
Pressure the QB – Though it is a key to force the passing game to beat you, neither teams’ passing attack is bad.
The App State defense forced six three-and-outs, including four in the second half. A number of other seniors played, including senior linebacker Rashaad Townes, offensive lineman Beau Nunn and Colby Gossett and wide receivers Ike Lewis and TJ Watkins.