If early morning tailgaters descending upon The Rock Saturday detected a rather foul smell in the air, we have an explanation.
A bunch of JMU fans have officially declared wah! And they did it in their own unique way. Those dudes streamed The Rock!
They also streamed inside the gates.
Just consider it a new JMU tradition. It was almost one year ago to the day when they wasted tons of that cheap paper celebrating a lost cause . . . → Read More: Of course you realize … this means war
Photo stolen from Charlotte paper
You gotta hand it to Coach Moore. He knows how to attack the postseason. Do not be true to thy self. Do what no one expects you to do.
Give the opposition headaches trying to gameplan. Heck, just give ‘em headaches trying to think how to begin!
Boasting one of the top ground games in the nation, App State instead went offensively with Arm-anti at QB to start the Fight 4 4.
The . . . → Read More: One rule of postseason play – leave 'em guessing
Closer than expected, but App State beat SC State, 37-21. No time yet set for Richmond at The Rock. Updated bracket.
Appalachian State University quarterback Armanti Edwards threw for a school-record 433 yards to lead No. 2-seeded Appalachian to a 37-21 victory over visiting South Carolina State in the opening round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
With the win, Appalachian (11-2) advances to next Saturday’s (Dec. 6) . . . → Read More: On to the second round
The first round forecast for The Rock – “Cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the morning… then rain in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.” Don’t say you weren’t warned.
Some late-week number crunching
33 – The Sagarin rating of James Madison, the highest rated I-AA among all D1 programs 50 – Sagarin rating of App State 55 – Sagarin rating of state “champion” NC State (And that’s one spot below .. wait for it .. Duke)
74-74 – Cumulative record of all 12 App State foes this season 56-69 – Cumulative record of all 11 SC State foes this season 4 – Number of teams SC State . . . → Read More: Number crunching – Check out what Sagarin says
A gameday in the life of an Appfan. Nice cameo by the Tailgate of One. (Have you voted today?)
Enjoy your turkey. And Furman … enjoy home.
No real surprise, really.
Appalachian State earned three of the five major awards in the Southern Conference football coaches’ year-end balloting, as junior quarterback Armanti Edwards was named Offensive Player of the Year and junior linebacker Jacque Roman earned Defensive Player of the Year honors. Also, Mountaineers’ head coach Jerry Moore was honored by his peers with his sixth Coach of the Year award.
Here’s the App State roll call.
First Team Offense QB Armanti Edwards, Jr., Appalachian State . . . → Read More: SoCon champs sweep awards
Definitive quote on AE. “I think our quickness, our attention to detail, our preparing to deal with him is probably going to be at least as good as anybody else’s process. The only problem is you just don’t know. You just don’t know.”
Player of the week after one start. DeAndre wins DeAwards.
Yep. That’s us! “Obnoxious Appalachian State fans who stick their noses into matters that don’t concern them.”
All hail the mythical champions. For those still irritated . . . → Read More: APP-propre links – Check out this omen
On this day in App State history …
- In 1932, App State played Georgia Southern for the first time, a 33-0 loss in Statesboro. App State leads the all-time series 12-11-1.
- In 1995, App State defeated James Madison, 31-24, in the first round of the I-AA playoffs. The home win improved the team to 12-0 on the season.
- In 2000, App State defeated Troy State, 33-30, in the first round of the I-AA playoffs. It was . . . → Read More: A great day for rivalries
It’s getting to be as traditional as Cyber Monday hype and horrible, horrible Turkey Day football – when the postseason starts, App State’s offense explodes.
Just consider the numbers.
During their championship run in 2005, the Mountaineers scored 122 points and gained 1,609 yards for averages of 20.5 and 402.3 per game. The following year, coach Jerry Moore’s team scored 160 points and totaled 1,789 yards against its four foes for averages of 40 and 447.3.
Last year, the . . . → Read More: Time to take the offense to another level
South Carolina State has no delusions about Saturday’s big game in Boone. They’re saying all the right things. They’re showing the respect.
They know what’s in store, and have the metaphors to prove it.
“What do you say about an opponent that’s won three championship games in a row?” South Carolina State head coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough said. “It’s like you’re going to fight Ali. You need to get yourself ready to go. If you don’t, then you know . . . → Read More: Saying all the right things … sometimes