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Rockets look for revenge vs Mountaineers in the Dollar General Bowl

Appalachian State takes on the Toledo Rockets in the Dollar General Bowl and the Mountaineers will look to continue their win streak in bowl games. They have won back-to-back bowl games since moving up from the FCS, including defeating Toledo last year at the Camellia Bowl. The Mountaineers opened as 8-point favorites to get the W.

  • Toledo is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games.
  • The total has gone OVER in three of Appalachian State’s last four games in December.
  • Appalachian State is 35-9 SU in its last 44 games.

Toledo must have been salivating at the possibility of a rematch with Appalachian State. The Rockets fell 31-28 to the Mountaineers last year on a field goal with five minutes to go. The Rockets won’t have current Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt carrying the rock but his replacement, Terry Swanson, seems to have filled the void, rushing for 466 yards in his last three games. Toledo’s quarterback, Logan Woodside, is no slouch either, throwing eight touchdown passes in his last three games, all victories.

The Mountaineers’ defense has been their calling card as they’ve held teams to 21 points per game this season and limited their final three opponents to 30 points total. If they can get their rushing attack mobilized vs the Rockets defense, Appalachian State could literally run away with the Dollar General Bowl trophy. Junior Jalin Moore has had two 200-yard rushing games this season and paced the backfield with nine rushing touchdowns.

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Toledo Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Toledo Rockets are 11-2 overall and 7-6 against the spread, while the Mountaineers are 8-4 and 5-7 ATS. As for the totals, Toledo is 7-6 on the OU, and Appalachian State is 5-6-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toledo vs Appalachian State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 20 (Toledo Rockets) and the No. 53 (Appalachian State Mountaineers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toledo's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 38.67 PPG, against a Appalachian State defense that ranks No. 36 this week at 22.64 PPG. The Toledo aerial game is averaging 290.67 yards per game, more than the Appalachian State secondary allows through the air, 212.27 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Mountaineers feature the league's No. 53-rated road run defense, allowing 161.83 yards per game. Toledo, meanwhile, ranks No. 36 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Daetrich Harrington ran through the Louisiana-Lafayette defense for 118 yards in Appalachian State's last game, handing the Ragin' Cajuns a 63-14 setback on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Logan Woodside led the way last time out for the Rockets, connecting for 307 passing yards and a 45-28 victory over the Zips at Ford Field.