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Number crunching – Time to test that defense

We want to see more post-TD jumping!Some of the stats you need to know heading into Week Four.

18.8 – Average points allowed by Samford last season, stingiest in SoCon
13.3 – Average points allowed by Samford this season, still stingiest in SoCon
35 – Points scored by App State against Samford last season, most by any Bulldog foe (Let’s do it again, shall we?)

369.5 – Average total yards gained by App State this season
189.5 – Average passing yards per game by App State
181 – Average total yards allowed per game by Samford, top defense in SoCon (Time to see how good it really is)

11 – Career 100-yard rushing games by Samford’s Chris Evans, eighth most among active FCS players
17 – Career 100-yard rushing games by Armanti Edwards, tops among active FCS players
3 – Career 200-yard rushing games by Armanii Edwards (He’s due for another one)

109 – Number of total rushes by Samford as a team
59 – Number of those carries by Chris Evans, who is averaging 103.7 yards a game
18 – Second most carries by a Bulldog (They have one big weapon running)

8 – Number of App State receivers with a catch after two games
4 – Number of App State receivers with more than one catch
8 – Number of Samford receivers with more than one catch (They spread the ball around)

0 – Number of sacks by App State D this season, only SoCon team with none
0 – Number of fumbles forced by App State D, only SoCon team with none
1 – Number of interceptions by App State D (Alarm clock set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday)

9-10 – Samford’s success in the red zone, nine scores in ten chances
5-8 – Samford’s success with its red zone defense, five scores allowed in eight chances
6-6 – App State’s red zone defense (Better set two alarm clocks, just in case)

12 – Consecutive SoCon wins by App State, best in league
13 – Most recent SoCon win streak that was longer, set by Furman 1988-89
30 – All-time SoCon win streak record, held by West Virginia 1952-59 (Almost halfway there!)

8 – All-time rank among App State home crowds for the McNeese State game, 27,914
8 – All-time rank among all Samford games for a 2002 contest at Baylor, 28,375
4 – Where last year’s Family Weekend crowd ranked among all seven home games last season, 28,405 (That’s still the fifth largest home crowd ever)


  1. CHUCK

    September 24, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Look how much higher BQ is than everyone else.

  2. asu7

    September 24, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Well one of the best offenses meets one of the best defenses …

    It is time to put up or shut up!

    We have to send a message this game and we need to send it bad … really bad.


  3. Pete

    September 24, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Does Samford pass at all…??

    Has C. Evans been used as a reciever…??

  4. grudensucks

    September 24, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Sounds like Rain is going to damper our parade(tailgate) this weekend.

  5. Garrett

    September 24, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Agree asu7… we need to make a statement. We need to show the FCS and the SoCon that they still need to be afraid of the Mountaineers!

    GO APPS!!

  6. clayton

    September 24, 2009 at 11:15 am

    We had 2 picks against ECU and 1 against McNeese.

  7. biggie

    September 24, 2009 at 11:35 am

    True, 3 INTs so far total. But wow on the zero sacks.

  8. grudensucks

    September 24, 2009 at 11:59 am

    That is a good read. He could fit in well at ASU!

  9. Domnick

    September 24, 2009 at 12:00 pm


  10. JohnnyBurrito

    September 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    I hope the only problem Saturday will be Rain and not "Reine"….

  11. CHUCK

    September 24, 2009 at 12:46 pm


  12. appnaysayer

    September 24, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I don't see "Average number of yards allowed by ASU defense this season." Too painful?

  13. chAmPPs

    September 24, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Hall of famer Avery Hall said on the radio tonight that his termite team could have done a better job stopping McNeese than App did. He said it is NOT talent. These guys need to stop talking big picture and play one damn game at a time. I still don't like they way they were talking. Still talking conference champs and playoffs. As Avery said, "These guys have only had success. We'll find out Saturday how tough they are."

  14. Gwaltineer

    September 25, 2009 at 4:23 am

    On Jerry Moore's radio show last night he referred to the defense as "grumpy." He also said they lined up wrong 30 times in the McNeese St game.

  15. asu7

    September 25, 2009 at 4:33 am

    No excuse for lining up wrong … lack of focus and poor preparation = bush league

    If it happens again someone needs to lose their job …

  16. Joe

    September 25, 2009 at 4:52 am

    I do not think it will happen again.. After the game the defensive captain got them in a corner of the locker room and let them have it! They turned complacent and did not prepare properly — the fault of both the coaches and players. During this time, one of the players who had problems stopping his assignment, apologized to his team and said he should not have been playing in his condition. The thing is, that player was/is not hurt — something emotional going on there so I expect some changes.

    Last year, there wasn't any leadership. When they lost, they all just sat there, "listened" to coach, and hung their heads. This year, after last weeks loss, the locker room was not a fun place to be (so I hear). Expect some changes — the leadership is finally coming around, and the complacency is gone!

  17. StuckinLodi

    September 25, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Good news for the O-line. Pre-Season all conference Daniel Kilgore will be starting and playing in his 1st game of the year. Injured and did not dress for 1st 2 games. It's our turn to start climbing up the ratings chart.

  18. Jon

    September 25, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Ray says Rain all day on Sat. Our job is to bring the Thunder!
    Go App!!

  19. Geoff

    September 25, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Brian Quick is never on the ground…i like that!
    I will be toting two tailgate canopies so let it rain…just make sure AppState brings the thunder (as Jon mentioned)
    we need to make the NEW KBS just as scary as the old one…GIVE 'EM HELL!

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