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Dollar General Bowl: Appalachian State Mountaineers at Toledo Rockets

Look for Lots of Scoring in this One

In final bowl game for Saturday, Dec 23, the Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-4) take on the Toledo Rockets (11-2). Our Appalachian State plays Toledo Dollar 2017 General Bowl pick has the Rockets at minus 7.0 and the over/under at 60.5. The Mountaineers come to this contest with a three-game winning streak, while the Rockets were victorious over Akron in taking the Mid-American Conference crown. The game is set to kick off at 7 p.m. E.T.

Appalachian State Overview

State has a solid offense that offers a good air attack and an explosive running game. Of their 438.3 YPG of offense, about half of those yards are generated on the ground. Averaging 33.4 PPG, the team gets fine output from QB Taylor Lamb. Lamb is completing 61.7% of his passes and has tossed 27 TD passes and just seven picks. He’s also a good option quarterback, and as a rusher Lamb is averaging 7.7 YPA while having scored five TDs. The team’s primary running back, Jalin Moore has rushed for over 900 yards this season, scoring nine TDs while averaging 5.7 YPA. Two receivers, Ike Lewis and Thomas Hennigan, have 40-plus catches each and have scored eight and seven TD respectively. The Mountaineers D is holding opponents to 21.9 PPG and 259 YPG with only 211 of those yards in the air. The team has 15 INTs, over 30 sacks, and more than 70 TFL.

Mountaineers Summary

  • They can score
  • QB Lamb offers option potential
  • Solid defense

Toledo Overview

The Rockets are scoring 39.2 PPG and are averaging 509 yards of offense per contest. QB Logan Woodside (64.9 COMP%, 28 TDs, 5 INTs) is an excellent pocket-passer. He has four fine receivers to toss too, including his top pass catcher Diontae Johnson. Johnson has 72 catches for 1,257 yards, and he’s scored 13 TDs. In addition, senior RB Terry Swanson has accumulated 1,319 yards on 231 carries. He has 14 touchdowns, while RB Shakif Seymour has scored a dozen times. This is a deep and skilled offense. Toledo is holding opponents to 25.6 PPG, and their D has a tough time versus the run. They have posed 15 picks, over 20 sacks, and over 50 TFL. The D is good, but not quite as accomplished as Appalachian State’s.

Rockets Summary

  • QB Woodside has a great arm
  • Top-notch rush attack
  • Decent defense but not as deep as one would like

Three Dollar General Bowl Takeaways

Our Appalachian State plays Toledo Dollar 2017 General Bowl pick offer this trio of takeaways-

  1. The option goes to State
  2. D edge to Mountaineers
  3. QB and rush edge to Rockets

Our Dollar General Bowl Pick

This is not an easy game to pick. One thing we do expect with two fine offenses on the field are points. Take the over at 60.5. We also think this will be a close game and the State will most likely cover. Our Appalachian State plays Toledo Dollar 2017 General Bowl pick with the spread is the Mountaineers at +7.0.

Summary Appalachian State at Toledo Picks- the Mountaineers at +7.0 and over 60.5

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