The Appalachian State Mountaineers (6-4) and the 22nd-ranked scoring offense will meet the No. 18 James Madison Dukes (10-0) and the 18th-ranked scoring defense on Saturday, November 18, 2023. The Dukes are favored by 10 points in the game. The over/under is set at 56.5.
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Dukes vs. Mountaineers Game Info
- Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM ET
- Channel: ESPN+
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Harrisonburg, Virginia
- Venue: Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field
- The Dukes are totaling 434.3 yards per game on offense, which ranks them 33rd in the FBS. On defense, they rank 26th, giving up 324.8 yards per contest.
- The Dukes have been a difficult matchup for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (23rd-best with 34.3 points per game) and scoring defense (18th-best with 18.2 points allowed per game) this season.
- James Madison has struggled defensively against the pass, ranking 15th-worst in the FBS (263.2 passing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the Dukes rank 22nd-best on the offensive side of the ball, totaling 284.5 passing yards per game.
- The Dukes own the 78th-ranked offense this year in terms of rushing yards (149.8 per game), and they’ve been more effective defensively, ranking best with only 61.6 rushing yards allowed per game.
- James Madison ranks 108th in third-down efficiency (34.6%) on offense and 26th in third-down conversion rate allowed (33.5%) on defense this year.
- With 13 forced turnovers (34th in the FBS) against 11 turnovers committed (63rd in the FBS), the Dukes’ +2 turnover margin ranks 42nd in college football.
- Appalachian State’s offense has been dominant, racking up 456.8 total yards per game (15th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 81st by giving up 389.2 total yards per game.
- Appalachian State’s offensive attack has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 22nd-best in the FBS with 34.8 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is ceding 27.0 points per game, which ranks 75th.
- In terms of passing, the Mountaineers rank 31st in the FBS (272.7 passing yards per game) and 34th on the other side of the ball (201.2 passing yards allowed per game).
- Appalachian State ranks 33rd in rushing yards per game (184.1), but it has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking 12th-worst in the FBS with 188.0 rushing yards allowed per contest.
- From an offensive standpoint, the Mountaineers are generating a 42.2% third-down conversion rate (43rd-ranked). They rank 75th in the FBS on defense (39.4% third-down rate allowed).
- Appalachian State has accumulated 13 forced turnovers (34th in the FBS) and committed 11 turnovers (63rd in the FBS) this season for a +2 turnover margin that ranks 42nd in the FBS.
- Jordan McCloud has 2,800 passing yards, 26 touchdowns (sixth in the FBS) and seven interceptions this year. He has completed 69.9% of his passes, averaging 280.0 yards per game and 9.4 per attempt.
- He has tacked on 310 rushing yards (31.0 per game) and six touchdowns on the ground.
- Reggie Brown has 45 receptions for 903 yards and eight TDs. Through 10 games, he is averaging 4.5 catches and 90.3 yards per game.
- In 10 games played, Elijah Sarratt is averaging 84.1 yards and 6.0 receptions per game on the way to 841 receiving yards and 60 catches. He’s been targeted zero times, and has four receiving touchdowns.
- Through 10 games played this year, Joey Aguilar has amassed 2,657 passing yards, while throwing 26 touchdowns (sixth in the FBS) against seven interceptions and completing 63.8% of his attempts.
- On the ground, Aguilar has added two rushing touchdowns and 263 rushing yards (third on the Mountaineers).
- Nathaniel Noel averages 84.3 rushing yards per game over nine games (759 total yards), while scoring five rushing touchdowns.
- Kaedin Robinson has put up 541 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 41 receptions, while being targeted zero times this season.