It’s an early one on … /pause … pay-per-view? – The game “will be made available live via pay-per-view (PPV) to viewers of participating cable systems, satellite systems and commercial establishments throughout Florida.” We have no idea if it’ll be available in NC.
OH. “Outside Florida, the game will be offered via ESPN GamePlan.”
AE NAMED STARTING WR FOR TODAY IN ST. LOUIE!!! … /pause ….Ha ha, tricked you! (It was that or TP’ing The Rock). No. 10 was inactive last week. No word yet today. Meanwhile Sticks is in merry ‘ol England with the 49ers. Tampa Bay is in a much more desolate place – Arizona. Poor Superman.
SIGH. AE is inactive, at least on the field. On Twitter though ….
The Asheville paper dips its toe into the turbulent waters of the “big” question today.
Overall, on the pessimism scale – 1 being no way and 10 being done deal – we give it aaaaaaa …. 3!
Along with the obligatory reiteration of on-the-field foozball accomplishment, the article also talks a tiny bit about the main issue. Namely, funding.
An NCAA study of schools that moved up over a 10-year period found the annual increase in expenditures was higher . . . → Read More: The study – Is this a trick or treat?
Great crowd – almost totally in black! – for a great game against a great rival in great weather.
So yeah, we dug the day’s groove. Pork BBQ does that to us.
App State got on the board 7-0 midway through the first and never lost that edge, winning 37-26. Furple kept it interesting late, then history came back and bit ‘em in the butt. Ahhhh .. memories ….
Team goes to 8-0. SoCon streak goes to . . . → Read More: GBU: Beating Furman the old fashioned way
So we got the no DP INT streak, the home win streak and the SoCon win streak. That’s a lot of streaks. The kind of streaks that require, nay, demand, 18 pounds of pulled bbq pork be devoured. (Seriously). Elsewhere, in SoCon, awwww, look, father plays son. /warm fuzzies
Some of the stats you need to know heading into Week Nine.
456** – Career tackles by App State’s DJ Smith, most of any active SoCon player
19.5 – Career sacks by App State’s Jabari Fletcher, most of any active SoCon player
22 – Career interceptions by App State’s Mark LeGree, most of any active SoCon player (Triple crown in league D)
350.1 – Yards allowed by App State defense, fifth highest in SoCon
218.7 – Yards passing allowed by App State defense, third highest in SoCon
18 – TDs allowed by App State defense, second fewest in SoCon (Isn’t that definition of “bend don’t break”?)
14 – Passing TDs by App State starting QB DeAndre Presley
10 – Passing TDs by Furman starting QB Cody Worley
7 – INTs by Worley (DP still without blemish)
Continue reading Number crunching – How 'bout that App D?
Few seasons ago, App State-Furman gare-in-damn-teed a close, hard fought, gut clenching contest. Furple ain’t as post-season tested as it used to be, but ya still have to consider it with a weary eye. The team wants to make a statement. And, well, Black Saturday scares us. But Halloween doesn’t.
The SoCon men’s bball preseason poll is out. All we gotta say is …
Appalachian State and Wofford are the favorites to capture the Southern Conference’s divisional men’s basketball titles in 2010-11, according to a vote by the leagues head coaches.
The Mountaineers earned nine first-place votes from the league coaches and finished the balloting with 64 points. Western Carolina earned the remaining three first-place votes in the North Division and finished with 52 points. Chattanooga (49) was . . . → Read More: Well this is a surprise
The story of the Bad Man. “She (Mom) wanted us to have a better life,” Fletcher said. “She had one bag of clothes, one Greyhound ticket for a one-way trip. The lifestyle where we were in Miami was much rougher. She didn’t want us to grow up in that. She wanted us to be successful.”
Reminder. You know you want to.
Some video from the ‘Whee. Hey baby, does the jug match the jersey?
Furple previews BLACK! Saturday. You . . . → Read More: APP-propre links
According to Master Jeff Sagarin’s latest computerized automated doo-hicky poll, App State is the fourth best I-AA FCS team in the country.
The No. 1 team in the polls is No. 68 on the list, behind peers Delaware (59), Stephen F. Austin (62) and Villanova (64). William & Mary is not too far back at 72.
The odd aspect of the Black and Gold ranking is the strength of schedule; it’s ranked 182nd. That’s the lowest of any D1 . . . → Read More: Jeff's computer agrees the tough games are next
The ESPNU special on App State football just ended. Opinions? One quick review – “Good footage, weird format. No vocieover. Interesting look inside practice, seeing as it’s all that it was.” The AppFan UHF antenna went down in the AppFan cave, so we missed the first run. /wipes tear
How bad was Furple last week?
Against ‘Nooga, the Purple ones were 1-for-10 on third downs, including an 0-fer mark on four different … /incredulous pause … third and ones.
Furman also only scored once in its final 10 possessions, three of which ended with a fumble in the final quarter.
/finds appropriate mood music
Sounds bad, but all that could change Saturday.
All-American junior tailback Tersoo Uhaa is expected to return after a four-game absence due to a . . . → Read More: Furple anticipates huge boost to offense