APPALACHIAN ST over So Miss by 21
The Golden Eagles were upset at home by UL-Monroe last week, 21-20, and are 3-0 SUATS in road openers the last three seasons. Jack Abraham threw for 378 yards and two touchdowns and drove his team into Warhawk territory inside the final two minutes, but a late interception preserved the win for ULM. Another major problem for Smissy is they are just 2-12 ATS in non-conference clashes when coming off a SU favorite loss, including the last six. Meanwhile, the Mountaineers bounced back strong after that heartbreaking OT loss at Penn State in the opener as QB Zac Thomas was a perfect 14-for-14 passing in a 45-9 win at Charlotte. With only Gardner-Webb on deck, expect another fully focused effort here for App State in their home opener. An 8-0 SU and 6-2 ATS record as favorites against .500 or greater foes confirms that notion, so get the Poulan out… we’re chopping wood!