Talk about a bounceback. Solid win for the Apps (and great throwbacks!) as we rolled on Jacksonville 56-7. Add in a school-record crowd of over 30,000 at Kidd Brewer Stadium and you’ve got a great win to carry into the bye week before traveling to Harrisonburg on Sept. 20.
540 yards of offense – that’s the Mountaineer offensive machine that we all remember from last season. The defense was stout, allowing only 43 yards of rushing on the day. Here’s some articles and excerpts highlighting the first home win of the season.
From the Winston-Salem Journal – Record crowd see ASU rip Jacksonville 56-7
The Mountaineers wore throwback uniforms — black jerseys, gold pants and helmets with a stripe — to commemorate Moore’s 20th season as coach of the Mountaineers. Moore’s first ASU team in 1989 wore the same style uniforms.
And the Steeler-esque color scheme was backed by a steel-curtain defensive performance that set the tone early.
From the Florida Times-Union – Fast start too much for Dolphins in rout
“Appalachian State is a very good team with a lot of very talented players that are big-play makers,” JU coach Kerwin Bell said. “I’m proud of how hard our kids played throughout the game, and they never quit. This was a great experience for our kids and our program as we look to build a program like theirs.”
From GoASU.com – Mountaineers open home slate with 56-7 romp over Jacksonville
Appalachian (1-1) scored early and often, finding the end zone on four of its first six possessions en route to a commanding 28-0 halftime lead, while ASU’s defense pitched a shutout on the afternoon, with Jacksonville’s only points came on a 60-yard punt return midway through the third period.
The contest was decided in the trenches, as the Appalachian’s offensive and defensive lines generated a 448-43 advantage in rushing yards in favor of the Black and Gold.