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Appalachian State @ No. 24 Louisiana

Current Records: Appalachian State 10-2; Louisiana 11-1

What to Know

The Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are set to square off in a Sun Belt matchup at 3:30 p.m. ET Dec. 4 at Cajun Field. Both teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous games.

The Mountaineers took their game against the Georgia Southern Eagles last week by a conclusive 27-3 score. Appalachian State can attribute much of their success to WR Thomas Hennigan, who caught three passes for one TD and 111 yards, and QB Chase Brice, who passed for two TDs and 235 yards on 24 attempts. Brice’s 68-yard touchdown toss to Hennigan in the fourth quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the afternoon.

Appalachian State’s defense was a presence as well, as it got past Georgia Southern’s offensive line to sack QB Connor Cigelske four times for a total loss of 31 yards. Leading the way was LB Nick Hampton and his two sacks. Hampton now has seven sacks this season.

Meanwhile, Louisiana didn’t have too much breathing room in their matchup with the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks last week, but they still walked away with a 21-16 win. No one had a standout game offensively for Louisiana, but they got scores from RB Chris Smith, WR Kyren Lacy, and RB Emani Bailey.

This next contest is expected to be close, with the Mountaineers going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. The odds have been favorable for them against the spread on the road this season, even if it’s been tough sledding overall. They are 3-1 ATS in away games but only 7-4 all in all.

Appalachian State is now 10-2 while the Ragin’ Cajuns sit at 11-1. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Appalachian State is 150th worst in the nation in…



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