LOCATION: Montgomery, Alabama.
TOP PLAYERS Appalachian State: QB Taylor Lamb has passed for2,263 yards and 29 touchdowns against eight interceptions.
Ohio: WR Sebastian Smith has 62 catches for 754 yards and seven touchdowns.
NOTABLE Appalachian State: This is the program's first season of bowl eligibility after winning three straight FCS titles from 2005-07. ... Only second Sun Belt team to reach 10 wins in regular season and fourth to do it at all.
Ohio: Posted best record since 2012 and most league wins since 2011. Beat Northern Illinois to end regular season.
LAST TIME First meeting
Appalachian State: Just joined Sun Belt in 2014.
Ohio: This is the Bobcats' sixth bowl appearance in the last seven seasons and ninth overall.