Second round previews. “The Mountaineers are even more balanced offensively than Western Illinois, throwing for 215.2 yards while rushing for 209.9 yards per game behind quarterback DeAndre Pressley.”
Stink QB ready to return. Was knocked out in round 1.
Dogs rested. And ready.
The Tri-Cities has a Fever. And the only cure is more Malcom Bennett.
Bucs need a starting safety. “Morris said Anderson will compete with backup safety Corey Lynch, who is one of the Bucs’ best special . . . → Read More: APP-propre links
It’s well established that postseason attendance at The Rock ain’t quite to regular season standards. Soooo …
Who’s hitting The Rock Saturday? Saturday? I’M THERE RIGHT NOW! .. at least mentally Not sure …. it will be a gametime decision Can’t make it. I’ll be watching online I’m skipping this game, but I’ll be there the following Saturday! Other (leave a comment) pollcode.com free . . . → Read More: AppFan Poll – Four days
App State opens postseason play against Western Illinois Saturday.
Let’s check out these Leathernecks.
HOME IS WHERE THE WIN IS W-Ill was perfect at home. All four team losses were on the road, and only by an average of 6.8 points. Two were by an even 10 points, including at Purdue (31-21).
COVERING MORE YARDS THEN JOHN DEERE W-Ill boasts the second most prolific offense in FCS, averaging 476 yards a game. The season high was 629 yards against . . . → Read More: Scouting the Leathernecks
Not App related. But there’s a worthwhile message here somewhere.
Beat Western Illinois.
The realignment continues – “Texas Christian University has accepted an invitation to become an all-sports member to the Big East Conference. The Horned Frogs will join the league beginning on July 1, 2012.” Makes sense. Those women’s soccer trips will be epic! Ryan Bingham approves.
The AppFan store is having a storewide Cyber Monday sale – get 20 percent off all items in the store – today only!
Includes the few remaining Throwback Yosef items, Ladies merchandise (time to buy her something for Christmas guys..) and all Nike merchandise.
We’ve also recently added vintage merchandise from the 2005, 2006, and 2007 football championship seasons, so take time today to browse the AppFan Store and save bigger than a Corey Lynch hit.
Many items throughout . . . → Read More: We're totally into today's big theme
Ravens cornerback Chris Carr has a complaint – “I was just standing there when some guy came up and wanted to de-cleat me. He should get fined for that. It was No. 41. And you can write that down. Knocked the wind out of me. I couldn’t breathe. My hip, my side is hurting.” And his neck. His back. His neck and his back!
A new detail to groan over – “Receiver Armanti Edwards also was added to the injury report Saturday as questionable because of a sore back.” We blame all these expectations. They get heavy after awhile. Tampa Bay visits Baltimore, and the Rams head to the stables.
The postseason begins at 1. The App State victim opponent play-in game is Western Illinois versus Coastal. Northern Iowa and Lehigh kickoff then too. Our old friends take on our old enemies at 2. North Dakota St.-Robert Morris is the night cap. Unrelated but too weird not to link, whoa.
WEST HEADING EAST. Western Illinois wins the right to take on App State in front of 30,000 several thousand people next week – “In the last five years, Appalachian . . . → Read More: Playoff thread – Something to do while we wait
Caption contest – What sweet nothings could John Fox be telling AE?
* photo stolen from Charlotte paper
Before we gorge on deep-fried turkey (ohhh yeah!) we want to give thanks to all of you who share your time with our small bit of interweb real estate. Sometime soon we expect to hit 5 million pageviews. .. /dramatic pause. Thanks. This site has always been a labor of love, and we just want to say thanks for loving it back. /fist . . . → Read More: Thanks