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This week’s vid heavy on D, fans

Love the “Through the eyes of a sniper rifle” opening. And the scene at :57 rattled us!

Wofford’s D actually looks pretty good

Earlier this week, Woeford head coach Mike Ayers said App State reminded him of another squad his dogs recently challenged.

Specifically, the Black and Gold looks, to him, like a whole lotta orange.

“Probably the best thing that has happened to us is playing Clemson in our second ball game, because that speed and skill is similar to what App State will have.”

Seeing as how Clemson is 4-0 with a win over the defending national BCS champion, . . . → Read More: Wofford’s D actually looks pretty good

Another big App State reunion this weekend

Cheesy – “On Sunday, Hunter will return to Green Bay with the Broncos to play the team he entered the league with for the third time in his career. Appearing in all of Denver’s first three games of the season, Hunter has recorded 11 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.” It’ll be fun rooting for Sticks to stick Rogers, and cheering DJ on special teams.

Last weekend for the big solar competition

Sun set – “By the current standings, App State’s team is in 7th place overall. The team won third place in the Architecture contest, finishing behind the University of Maryland and the team from New Zealand. You can help them go home with the People’s Choice Award. Online voting for that award is open until 7pm Friday.” Engineering contest ended after this story was posted, so results this morning have App State 8th. Voting page is down right now, . . . → Read More: Last weekend for the big solar competition

Take the hype, add some perspective

OMG! OMG! OMG!

Did. You. See! what the Stink did Saturday?? Rushed for 634 yards!!

OMG! OMG! OMG!

Did. You. See! what the world’s greatest practice QB did Saturday?? Had eight TDs in three quarters!!

OMG! OMG! OMG!

So went this week’s SoConversation, as league beat writers went all fanboy over stats that sure looked purttee.

Those were some ridiculous numbers with Georgia Southern rushing for 634 yards against Western Carolina (most ever against a Southern Conference opponent).

. . . → Read More: Take the hype, add some perspective

Prediction thread – Beware the rush

Everybody knows Wofford’s reputation. They eat more yards than snowmold. They don’t pass much (31 atts on season, 13 completed) but do so when least expected. (3 passing TDs). App State, meanwhile, allowed season-high rushing yardage for Va Tech (256; +44 over avg) and, er, NC Central (167; +50). Last year the dogs went for just 189 against the Apps, second fewest that season. New year. New App defense. O/U: Rushing yards gained by Wofford Saturday – . . . → Read More: Prediction thread – Beware the rush

APP-ropre links

Into the fire. “Four freshmen are expected to start on defense Saturday against Wofford.”

Panicked question of the week. “Is the dynasty in Boone over?”

Wofford says it’s ready. “Probably the best thing that has happened to us is playing Clemson in our second ball game, because that speed and skill is similar to what App State will have.”

Real triple-triple threat. “For the first time in school history, Wofford had three players rush for at least 100 yards . . . → Read More: APP-ropre links

‘He wasn’t taunting anybody’

Benched – “Jeremy Kimbrough will have to sit out Saturday’s game at Wofford. Dale Jones, ASU’s defensive coordinator, said Kimbrough was penalized after removing his helmet after both plays. “He wasn’t taunting anybody, neither one of them was for taunting another player in any kind of way, but he won’t get to play. It’s unfortunate, but we’ll deal with it.” Thankfully, ASN radio crew never asked Kimbrough what . . . → Read More: ‘He wasn’t taunting anybody’

This is how it looks to play App State

Pass the Bactine – “The deep-purple bruise on the inside of B.J. Coleman’s left arms was ghastly. The quarterback’s slow, pronounced limp looked unbearable. The bruise on his check was nasty. The Mountaineers’ unsparing defensive assault left UTC’s QB as a bruised and battered mess.” Insert snark on paying college players here.

Next: Into the dog house

App State continues SoCon play with the team that took the shine off the All-time Upset. Here are Four Downs.

1st Down – Wanting … Waiting … Needing. In 2007, Wofford brought App State back to turf, hard, with a 42-31 win at their place. Since then the Mountaineers have owned the dogs, ripping off three Ws by an average score of 52-24. Both teams were SoCon champs last season, and the dogs want this one … bad – . . . → Read More: Next: Into the dog house

Power six up here, everyone else down there

Know your role – “”I think all of us are in the same position,” Iamarino said of himself and his non-power league brethren. “A lot of us are game planning and trying to create scenarios – if this happens, maybe we can make this move. A lot of people don’t have a clear idea of what’s coming down the road. It’s kind of like trying to hit a moving target.””

Kimbrough top national defensive player

Dominant – “A middle linebacker who missed much of 2010 with a thigh injury, Kimbrough recorded 11 tackles, 2.5 tackles- for-loss and a pair of sacks.” Plus the eventual game-winning TD by INT. And, um, two late flags, the last of which is expected to mean he’ll miss at least one game. Like the live goasu radio interview with Kimbrough after the game, that question is left unaddressed in any release. . . . → Read More: Kimbrough top national defensive player