Camelia Bowl prediction, odds: Appalachian State vs. Toledo TV channel, time today
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It’s the Camellia Bowl today in Alabama: Appalachian St. (9-3, Sun Belt) vs. Toledo (9-3, Mid-American Conference).
Game time: 4:30 p.m. central
TV channel: (ESPN)
Odds: Toledo by 1.
Prediction: Rockets RB Kareem Hunt is going to run for 1,000 yards for an NFL team at some point in the near future and you will look like a genius when you have him on your fantasy team … TOLEDO 27-24.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Both teams are trying to reach 10 wins and extend bowl success. Appalachian State won this game last year in its first bowl game, while the Rockets are 11-4 in bowl games.
Appalachian State’s defense versus Toledo’s offense. The Mountaineers rank seventh nationally in scoring defense, allowing 17 points per game. The Rockets are averaging 529.8 yards — which would be a school season mark — and 38.8 points.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Appalachian St.: RB Jalin Moore has run for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns. Backfield mate Marcus Cox has 872 rushing yards and eight TDs.
Toledo: QB Logan Woodside leads the nation with 43 touchdown passes. He has thrown for 3,882 yards with only nine interceptions, while completing 69.1 percent of his passes.
FACTS & FIGURES
Appalachian State won last year’s Camellia Bowl on Zach Matic’s field goal as time expired. It was the former FCS power’s first bowl game. … Woodside has thrown for at least three touchdowns in every game this season. … Both teams have running backs pushing 5,000 career yards. Toledo’s Kareem Hunt has gained 4,825 yards while Appalachian State’s Cox needs 40 to reach that milestone. … Toledo’s Cody Thompson has 1,170 receiving yards, 24 shy of the school’s single-season record held by Lance Moore (1,194 in 2003). … Appalachian State coach Scott Satterfield was Toledo’s quarterback coach and passing game coordinator in 2009, when Rockets’ coach Jason Candle was working with the slot receivers and tight ends.
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