- Associated Press - Sunday, December 4, 2016

Appalachian State (9-3, Sun Belt) vs Toledo (9-3, Mid-American), Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. EST

LOCATION: Montgomery, Alabama.

TOP PLAYERS

Appalachian State: RB Marcus Cox has 872 rushing yards in eight games and needs 40 to reach 5,000 for his career. Backfield mate Jalin Moore has run for 1,376 yards.

Toledo: RB Kareem Hunt has run for 1,355 yards and caught 39 passes. Has 4,825 career yards.

NOTABLE

Appalachian State: Beat Ohio 31-29 on Zach Matics’ field goal as time expired in last year’s Camellia Bowl.

Toledo: First-year head coach Jason Candle led team to second-place Western Division finish behind unbeaten Western Michigan.

LAST TIME

First meeting.

BOWL HISTORY

Appalachian State: Former FCS power was eligible for a bowl for the first time last season. Allowed just 94 points in eight Sun Belt games.

Toledo: Third straight bowl appearance, 10-5 all-time.

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