This might be one of those bowl games that not many people are watching or really going to but it should end up being a pretty decent match up. Appalachian State was extremely close to taking down Tennessee earlier this season. They have gone up against top talent and Toledo is no different with Logan Woodside at the helm. The question I will get answers to is whether or not Toledo is ready to step their game up when they play a hungry and talented team like App State. If I lived closer to Alabama I would more than likely be going to this game.
Key Players – For Toledo it’s undoubtedly Logan Woodside who has nearly 4,000 yards passing and 43 touchdowns while throwing single digit interception numbers. Appalachian State has a running back in Jalin Moore who has averaged over 10 yards per carry twice this season and averages over 6 yards per carry over the entire season. This will be another game of time of possession. If the Mountaineers can hold the ball for most of the game it will more than likely mean a win for them.
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Who – Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Toledo Rockets
What – Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
When – December 17th, 2016 | 5:30PM ET | ESPN
Where – Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama
Why – The easy answer for Appalachian State is that they won it last year and have 9 wins this season. Their fan base has expanded and their fans should travel pretty well to Alabama. Last season there were barely 20,000 people at the game but the stadium holds barely above that so it should be a great game this year. Last year they beat an ailing Ohio team 31-29. It ended up being a very close and great game to watch on TV. December 17th is a full day of football but I suggest you take the time out of your Saturday to watch part of this game.