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The first quarter of the App State/Charlotte game was the kind of scrappy game the Mountaineers needed. Charlotte wasn’t in any kind of rhythm and it seemed like the underdogs had a chance. Then reality hit. It hit hard. The final result was a 77-59 UNCC win and it hurt for those App fans who were there. However most everyone else was apathetic because to them, there’s no use in rooting for a bad basketball team that continues to be bad.
Truth be told, this is not a good team at all. It’s painful to watch. There’s talent, but the players don’t play good at all. Right now there’s no reason to More >
It’s not politically correct, it’s stereotypical of mountain people, it’s rough around the edges and it possibly promotes smoking. Most importantly, it’s awesome. It’s borderline gangster.
The world will see the Mountaineer name and think App State is full of hillbillies. Why should App fans care what the rest of the world thinks? A logo, no matter how modern it looks, isn’t going to change that.
It’s best to embrace the inner-hillbilly within you.
SoCon, FCS, Western. It all ended at once. 42 years of the SoCon, 31 seasons of FCS football and 78 games against Western. As of now, its is all past-tense. SoCon will be replaced by the Sun Belt, FCS by FBS and Western by whatever FCS programs App pays to come up the mountain (which won’t be Western). Chancellor Peacock will soon follow in the summer and he was also honored on the day with a halftime ceremony.
After months of buildup to the Final Battle for the Old Mountain Jug, after many hopes by Western that this would be the year to celebrate a grand victory, it ended up as lopsided as More >
In the final-ever SoCon road game, the Apps came out and looked like a long day was ahead. Wofford used their potent wishbone attack to gash the Mountaineer defense. These long, slow, plodding drives seemingly never ended. The only saving grace was that the App offense did more-or-less the same thing. At halftime facing a 14-10 deficit, it was understood that if the Wofford offense couldn’t be stopped, the game would be lost.
And that’s when everything changed.
On the strength of limited Wofford to 51 rushing yards and a overall 258-117 yardage advantage in the second half, the Apps claimed More >
The first half of the Georgia/App State game this past weekend was fun to watch at times. The Apps were moving the ball with short passes, but in the end couldn’t finish those drives. Yards at half were 205-201 in favor of the Dogs and the short passing game was doing some damage. UGA scored as they’ve scored all year and in the second half, depth took over and made the final score make the first half seem like a faint dream.
The plan was simple and it worked. Short passes so the offensive line didn’t have to work long and move the ball. The individual stat that exemplifies that the most is More >
For the last three-plus years, Chattanooga was known as the team that couldn’t close in the fourth quarter. The big win eluded the Mocs and it kept a team with playoff talent sitting at home after the regular season. For the last eight years, App State was known as the team that won big games. Many wins happened that almost shouldn’t have, in some ways masking the faults of a program.
To add on, Chattanooga hadn’t won in Boone since 1983, when everything on the mountain wasn’t Working.
Aided by a fake field-goal into a touchdown, a fake punt that eventually turned into a touchdown plus a More >
1-6 is a lonely place for a historically-successful team. Especially for one in such circumstances as App State. It seemed that the team was limping into this game versus Georgia Southern and the young defense would struggle against the Triple Option. Even though GaSo has more than their share of injuries, the team had a spark and would beat a Mountaineer team that showed little heart. Also, it seemed like after the previous two years, it was time for the Eagles to get some good karma and win one in this series.
The signs were there. Small home-standing crowd as many Furman fans traded their purple for orange and drove down Highway 123 to Clemsonville to view their real favorite team pull a Clemson. Overcast skies took away the flatland heat. Then Sir Paladin fell off his horse. That dude isn’t young and wearing a lot of armor. He fell hard at the opposite 20 at trotting speed. He got up and then got back on the horse for four quarters, however one would think that’s another great sign for the visitors. Then finally, the lone scoreboard went on the fritz. The clock worked, but the scores didn’t so More >
The 2013-14 Appalachian State Mountaineers are a team that will have more expectations and more hopes this season than before. With how the season ended on an uptick last March, there will be the hope that the team can pick up the school after the drop off this fall on the gridiron. There’s also the ever-present cloud of Jason Capel’s contract being up after this season. With a 44-49 record in three years to go along with falling APR scores, constant turnover and the Sun Belt move upcoming, there’s an uphill battle for this coaching staff. However, there are factors that will play in their More >
I just had this crazy dream. You were there…and you…and you were they too! Oh my goodness it was terrible! App State Football was 1-5. Yes, one win and five losses. Samford had just routed the Apps in Boone and there was a four-game home losing streak. Jamal Londry-Jackson came back and was a shell of the QB he used to be. Then Sean Price was dismissed from the team. Oh gracious it was bad! And then to top it off, there were stadium cups…and they had ice in them!