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2018 Week 1 Analysis- Appalachian State vs. Penn State

Penn State Nittany Lions against the Washington Huskies during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.

Appalachian State vs. Penn State
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Since 2012, Appalachian State is 0-7 overall against FBS “Power 5″ opponents (Georgia-twice, Michigan, Clemson, Tennessee, Miami & Wake Forest). The Mountaineers lost those games by a total score of 254-69 or 26.4 ppg.

 

 
Appalachian State won 9 games in 2017 against 8 FBS opponents (Texas State, New Mexico State, Idaho, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, La-Lafayette & Toledo) with a combined overall record of 41-58 or .414%. The Mountaineers won those games by a total score of 280-123 or 19.6 ppg.

 

 

 
Appalachian State also defeated FCS opponent-Savannah State by a score of 54-7.

 

 

 

 

 
Appalachian State was 5-1 at home last year and defeated 4 FBS opponents (New Mexico State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern & La-Lafayette) who had a combined overall record of 17-32 or .346%. The Moutaineers won those games by a total score of 172-80 or 11.5 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 
The Mountaineers lone loss at home in 2017 came to Wake Forest by a score of 20-19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Appalachian State lost 4 games in 2017 to FBS opponents (Georgia, Wake Forest, UMASS & La-Monroe) who had a combined overall record of 29-23 or .557%. The Mountaineers lost those games by a total score of 133-101 or 8.0 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Since 2006, Penn State is 7-2 against FBS opponents on week one of the college football season. The Nittany Lions won those games by a total score of 258-77 or 25.8 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Penn State’s two losses during that span came in 2012 against Ohio (24-14) and in 2015 against Temple (27-10).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Penn State won 11 games in 2017 against FBS opponents (Akron, Pitt, Georgia State, Iowa, Indiana, Northwestern, Michigan, Rutgers, Nebraska, Maryland & Washington) who had a combined overall record of 72-66 or .521%. The Nittany Lions won those games by a total score of 472-148 or 29.4 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Penn State was 7-0 at home in 2017 against FBS opponents (Akron, Pitt, Georgia State, Indiana, Michigan, Rutgers & Nebraska) who had a combined overall record of 40-47 or .459%. The Nittany Lions won those games by a total score of 319-91 or 32.5 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Penn State lost 2 games in 2017 to Ohio State and Michigan State who were a combined 22-5 overall or .814%. The Nittany Lions lost those games by a total score of 66-62 or 2.0 ppg.

 

 

 

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About Joseph Lisi

Joseph Lisi is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America), the Maxwell Football Club and the National Football Foundation. He is the owner of the website: www.goforthe2.com and hosts a weekly college football radio show on SB Nation Radio and FNSTY Sports Radio from 10-12pm EST every Saturday morning. Listen live at: www.sbnationradio.com or www.fntsy.com/radio. Joseph is a former college football researcher for ABC Sports and has been featured on: SportsXRadio with Ken Thomson, ESPN Radio, Sirius XM Radio, FNTSY Sports Network, the Sid Rosenberg Show (640 AM Sports-South Florida), 1560 AM CBS Sports Melbourne, FL and multiple media outlets throughout the nation. Joe appears every Friday with Ken Thomson on SportsXRadio for the Football Fiasco in which every game on the college board is broken down during the show. Follow Joe on Twitter: @goforthe2

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