No App-Elon photos online, so enjoy this shot of former Mountaineer now Kansas State coach Ron Prince keeping watch over his Wildcats in their upset against Texas in Austin. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
White is right, I guess, as the Apps of old brought down the first packed house in Elon history. No Armanti, but Kevin Richardson returned to form and Trey Elder remains The Man. Corey Lynch added outlandish new defensive feats to his Beowulf-like career, while Tim Washington . . . → Read More: And a good time was had by all
Saturday’s four-game forecast:
Elon, No. 5 App State at the Phighting Phoenix. Despite the sudden eruption of a cold front last week from the south, the long range forecast for the remainder of the season is still valid. Expect a big margin with considerable yardage gained, few of it on the ground. Chance of Edwards starting is 60%, with the possibility of at least a quarter of Elder action. League’s longest win streak not expected to survive either. High . . . → Read More: SoCon weekend forecast – Time to get back on track
It’s time to play – Just How Good Is My Team!*
BRIEF IDEA OF THE GAME The idea of the game is to bring relief and a false sense of superiority to college football fans who witness their team lay an egg. It is based on the accepted belief that when you play one team, you also play all the other teams that team has played. (aka. the Herpes Theory). Mark the interconnected wins to prove your team is . . . → Read More: Introducing the hottest game sweeping the land – Just How Good Is My Team
The Hackett boys are at it again. Or soon will be.
Joey Hackett, the elder bro, is an Elon graduate who spent three years in the NFL, primarily as a Packer. Dino, the younger, avoided his brother’s mistake and headed to App State, which led to a nice career with Kansas City.
Tomorrow, when black clashes with maroon, the brothers Hackett will be on opposite sides of the field. (Odds are Dino will be in the section celebrating).
Before . . . → Read More: Just like the great Hoover debates, only much less so
Some Tuesday number crunching:
39 – Total points allowed by App State through its first four games last season 147 – Total points allowed by Appalachian State through its first four games this season 137 – Total points allowed by App State through the entire 2006 regular season (Depressing in comparison, huh?)
2003 – Last time App State lost back-to-back games (at Hawaii, at Eastern Kentucky) 2002 – Last time App State lost back-to-back league games (at GSU, . . . → Read More: Turn off the wayback machine Mr. Peadody, cause we ain’t returning to 2003
Mountaineer turned Packer Jason Hunter celebrates after teammate Jarrett Bush recovered Eagle J.R. Reed’s fumble to set up the game winning field goal in Green Bay’s season opener. Credit Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Talkin’ bout the Y! .. M! .. C! .. A!”
“Raise your hands … if you’re SURE!”
Got a better one?
The Winston-Salem Journal quotes some Apps on What Next? I don’t like the tone of the article. You’d think the team was Georgia Southern and not a two-time national champion coming off its first loss since Democrats took over Congress. But they seem to be saying all the right things:
“Hopefully we won’t have a pity party for four or five days and go out and lose another ballgame. We go back and regroup and hopefully become the . . . → Read More: What they said and what they didn’t say but probably should have
Wofford’s Kevious Johnson (20) runs past the outstretched hands of Appalachian State defender Corey Lynch (47) during the first half of a football game in Spartanburg, S.C. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007. (AP Photo/John Byrum)
*Sigh* Sooooo …. *cough* …. how was you day? /looks down and kicks the dirt, hands behind back
– Uncomfortable silence –
Uh … did you see Michigan won today??
Ooooooo … dumb, dumb, dumb! Wrong thing to say!!! Recover quickly! Be smooth, be . . . → Read More: When all hope is gone … sad scores say so much
KBS is closed this Saturday, but not the AppFan blog! Game on, App State!!
- And the SportsSouth crew goes through the starting lineup. Nice shoutout to center Scott Suttle, who had a streak of 38 games started until he missed Michigan. (Of all the games to miss!). The Observer had a story on him today.
- Three minutes into the game, and both Michigan and the SI cover have been mentioned. Nice.
- Edwards goes deep, deep, high and deep, and — INTERCEPTION. That really was an ugly pass. Double coverage. Says the announcers, “Edwards does not look good.” No, he doesn’t .. for now. Takes a while to wipe off rust.
- Third and short, and WOF stopped. They go for it .. and it goes up the middle for the first. That’s four straight run plays with gains. Ugh.
- Second and eight for Wofford. And the QB pitches, only for the pitchee to meet five Mountaineers. Lynch gets the credit in a true Lynch mob.
- “ASU ignoring the possibility of the pass.” Uh, this is Wofford. Of course they would.
Continue reading It’s an AppFan liveblog – Apps at Wofford (woof, woof)
Mountaineer fans rejoice! More seats may be coming to KBS!:
Appalachian State’s board of trustees approved a feasibility study on Friday to explore the possibility of expanding seating on the east side of Kidd Brewer Stadium for the 2008 football season.
The goal of the feasibility study is to provide the board of trustees a model for stadium expansion — including design plans, timeline and financial model — at its December meeting, in hopes of having construction complete . . . → Read More: Say it with me, ‘It’s about time’