Friday, September 1, 2017

Appalachian State Seeking P5 Breakthrough Against 15th Ranked Georgia Bulldogs

For the second straight year, Appalachian State is opening against an opponent from the Southeastern Conference. Appalachian State has been no stranger to taking on Power 5 teams throughout its history. On Saturday, the Mountaineers will look to steal one on the road from 15th ranked Georgia. A win for the App State would be their first over a Power 5 opponent since their historic win over Michigan ten years ago

Quarterback Taylor Lamb is only 12 touchdowns away from the school record set by former superstar Armanti Edwards. Lamb is going to have to count on a receiving corps that lost four of its top eight receivers from last season.

Appalachian State's running game will benefit from Returning Sun Belt offensive player of the year Jaylen Moore and the program's all-time leading rusher in Marcus Cox. The Mountaineers were first in the Sun Belt Conference last year and 10th in college football in rushing offense last season and are hungry to run the ball even more this season.

Defensively, Appalachian State will be relying on a core of returning defensive lineman in Caleb Fuller, Tee Sims, and Myquon Stout. The trio combined for over 20 tackles for loss and a dozen sacks last year. In the defensive backfield, Clifton Duck was a star in his freshman season and a seeks to take his play to the next level in 2017.

Appalachian State at No. 15 GeorgiaSaturday, Sept. 2nd 6:15 p.m.Athens, Ga. Sanford Stadium (Capacity: 92.746)

Radio: Appalachian IMG Sports Network
Appalachian IMG Sports Network Affiliates Carrying This Week’s Game
WKBC 97.3 FM –North Wilkesboro – FLAGSHIP
WATA 1450 AM / 96.5 FM – Boone
WSJS 600 AM / 101.3 FM – Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point
WCGC 1270 AM – Charlotte
WAVO 1150 AM – Charlotte
WCLY 1550 AM / 95.7 FM – Raleigh
WZGM 1350 AM – Asheville
WAZZ 1490 AM / 94.3 FM – Fayetteville
WHKP 1450 AM / 107.7 FM – Hendersonville