Mountaineers' victory heard loud and clear

An obnoxious blast from a cannon just beyond an end zone at Cajun Field in Lafayette, La., after Saturday’s 35-16 victory by Appalachian State over Louisiana caught a few people off guard.
Via Winston-Salem Journal
1 day ago

Appalachian State tops Louisiana-Lafayette 35-16

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Marcus Cox rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns to lead Appalachian State over Louisiana-Lafayette 35-16 on Saturday. Appalachian State (6-5, 5-2 Sun Belt) raced out to a 14-3 first quarter lead on an 8-yard run by Cox and Bobo Beathard's 33-yard punt return for a touchdown. Lafayette (7-4, 6-1) responded in the second with Elijah McGuire's 8-yard touchdown...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Appalachian State clips Virginia Tech 65-63

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) The Virginia Tech Hokies were ambushed by the Appalachian State Mountaineers and went on to lose 65-63 on Saturday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum. The Hokies are now 2-1 on the young season. Frank Eaves, who notched a game-winning layup, led the Mountaineers with 19 points. Adam Smith (11 points), Justin Bibbs and Devin Wilson (10 apiece) led the Hokies attack...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

App Trail: Mountaineers in a bowl game?

Here’s an unexpected possibility, although it seems to be a long shot: Appalachian State in a bowl game this season.
Via Winston-Salem Journal
4 days ago

Cox, Lamb help Appalachian St beat Arkansas St

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Marcus Cox ran for 229 yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 40 carries to lead Appalachian State past Arkansas State 37-32 on Saturday. Taylor Lamb passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns and added 46 yards rushing and another score for Appalachian State (5-5, 4-2 Sun Belt), which has won four in a row. Appalachian State trailed 20-6 midway through the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor leads Ohio past Appalachian State, 73-47

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Ryan Taylor scored 21 points and Maurice Daly Ndour added 12 with 10 rebounds as Ohio defeated Appalachian State 73-47 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday. Ohio opened the second half with a 19-2 run sparked by a jumper, two 3-pointers and a layup from Taylor to make it 54-29 with 12:47 left. The Bobcats never trailed, shot 48.1 percent and made eight...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 11 Kentucky routs Appalachian State 111-74

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Jennifer O'Neill scored 21 points and six other players reached double figures to lead No. 11 Kentucky in a 111-74 victory over Appalachian State in the season opener for both teams Friday night. Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, who returned to action after sitting out last season with a pulmonary embolism, opened it with two straight 3-pointers just 48 seconds in to...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

App Trail notebook: Slippery stuff won't make the trip, but one former Mountaineer is already at Arkansas State

Appalachian State players will have to find an alternative insulator for expected chilly weather when it plays at Arkansas State on Saturday. It’s doubtful any jars of petroleum jelly will make the tr
Via Winston-Salem Journal
11 days ago

Appalachian State edges Louisiana-Monroe 31-29

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Bentlee Critcher kicked a 39-yard field goal with 29 seconds remaining to give Appalachian State a 31-29 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night in the programs' first meeting. Two pass-interference calls on the Mountaineers' 53-yard drive helped set up the winning kick by Critcher. The punter took over as place-kicker midseason against Liberty,...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

App Trail notebook: Running, blocking and signaling

Appalachian State’s running game has thrived recently, and ranks second in the Sun Belt Conference with 258 rushing yards a game.
Via Winston-Salem Journal
17 days ago

Appalachian State buries Georgia State 44-0

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Marcus Cox ran for a career-high 250 yards and three touchdowns and Appalachian State held Georgia State to 62 yards of offense in a 44-0 rout on Saturday. With Ricky Fergerson adding a career-high 123 yards and a touchdown, the Mountaineers (3-5, 2-2 Sun Belt Conference) had two backs surpass 100 yards for the third-straight game, the second straight for this duo...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Appalachian State ground crew had to clear snow before today’s game

While the Miami Hurricanes hosted the North Carolina Tarheels in 75 degree sunshine today, the Appalachian State Mountaineers hosted the Georgia State Panthers in 32 degrees and snow. With November officially here, people across parts of Northern America are expecting to see snow within weeks. After parts of Boone, North Carolina, home of the Appalachian State Mountaineers, saw...
Via Down and Distance
23 days ago  |  Discuss

App Trail notebook: Fisher gets some OL glory

Graham Fisher, a senior center for Appalachian State, has never thrown a touchdown pass like an offensive lineman for Arkansas did last Saturday, but the 6-2, 285-pound Fisher has made a few rare play
Via Winston-Salem Journal
24 days ago

Q&A with App State's new basketball coaches

A few Q&A’s with Appalachian State’s new basketball coaches, from the Sun Belt Conference’s preseason media teleconferences earlier this week:
Via Winston-Salem Journal
25 days ago

App Trail: Post-game notes from Appalachian State's 53-14 victory over Troy

Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State’s coach, said that his team was plenty motivated before Saturday’s game against Troy.
Via Winston-Salem Journal
October 18, 2014

Appalachian State overwhelms Troy 53-14

TROY, Ala. (AP) Marcus Cox ran 16 times for 123 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday and Appalachian State beat Troy 53-14 to earn its first-ever Sun Belt victory. After building a 26-14 halftime lead, Appalachian State (2-5, 1-2 Sun Belt) scored 27 straight points, ending its four-game losing streak. The Mountaineers outrushed Troy 441-79 with four different players gaining at...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

App Trail notebook: Meadors has productive debut for Mountaineers

Shaedon Meadors made his debut for Appalachian State last Saturday, and played a notable part in his team’s 637-yard performance.
Via Winston-Salem Journal
October 15, 2014

Liberty edges Appalachian State 55-48 in OT

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Josh Woodrum threw three touchdowns - including the game-winner - and ran for another as Liberty edged Appalachian State 55-48 in overtime Saturday. Woodrum finished with 356 yards passing, throwing the winning touchdown to Darrin Peterson in overtime. D.J. Abnar ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns for the Flames (4-3). Woodrum and Abnar combined for three early...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

App Trail: Mountaineers go with different kicker, lineman to go without tooth

Bentlee Critcher, Appalachian State’s punter, will now handle field-goal duties, Coach Scott Satterfield said this week.
Via Winston-Salem Journal
October 10, 2014

Mike Francesa educates us about "can't lose" games

Heisman voter Mike Francesa apparently has no recollection of the 2007 Appalachian State upset of Michigan. A "can't lose" game, the Mountaineers became the first second-tier program to beat a Top 25 team after blocking a field goal as time expired.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

South Alabama knocks off Appalachian State 47-21

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Brandon Bridge threw for a career-high 339 yards and three touchdowns, leading South Alabama to a 47-21 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday night. Bridge, who sat out the final quarter, finished with 362 total yards, just three shy of the school record. Shavarez Smith was his main target as Smith pulled in six passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns. South...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern beats Appalachian State 34-14

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Quarterback Kevin Ellison ran for 151 yards, Matt Breida added 135 yards and Georgia Southern beat Appalachian State 34-14 on Thursday night, spoiling the Mountaineers' Sun Belt Conference debut. Ellison had 21 carries and scored on a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter for the Eagles (3-2, 2-0). He completed 6 of 10 passes for 73 yards a touchdown, a 17-yarder...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Appalachian State-Southern Miss postgame notes

The good and the bad from Appalachian State’s performance in a 21-20 loss at Southern Miss on Saturday night:
Via Winston-Salem Journal
September 21, 2014

Southern Miss beats Appalachian State 21-20

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Dasman McCullum blocked an extra-point attempt with 6 seconds remaining and Southern Miss beat Appalachian State 21-20 Saturday night. ASU's Taylor Lamb threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Simms McElfresh in the back corner of the end zone to get the Mountaineers within a point. But Zach Matics, who had a field goal blocked and missed two others, had his...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah 26, Michigan 10

The opening blowout of Appalachian State was, of course, not a very good gauge for how good Michigan would be this year. The huge loss to Notre Dame felt terrible, but could've been a fluke. And then the Miami game, which had its highs and lows, but Miami being so bad...again it was tough to definitively know anything.But after this loss to Utah, its pretty clear where things...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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