The Mountaineers opened the half with a quick five-play, 65-yard scoring drive, resulting in a 35-yard touchdown connection between Thomas and senior receiver Malik Williams. App State reached the ULM 21-yard line before the drive stalled, setting Staton up to attempt a 38-yard field goal. The Mountaineers effectively put the game to bed with a 14-play drive that ate up 8:29 off of the clock. At the ULM 37 yard line, Thomas handed the ball off to Harrington who pitched back to Thomas. ULM’s ensuing possession lasted just two plays after junior defensive back Ryan Huff brought down his second interception of the year. Both teams punted on their next drives and App State entered the fourth quarter with a 28-7 lead and the ball. App State took over at its own 34-yard line with 12:28 remaining in the quarter. Appalachian State was ineligible for a bowl appearance as they were in the second and final year of their transition to the FBS; a waiver request was denied. The Mountaineers handled business, picking up their first road win of the year and moving to 2-0 in Sun Belt play. The team's current head coach is Shawn Clark, who was hired after the departure of Eliah Drinkwitz following the team's victory in the 2019 Sun Belt Championship game. College football introduced overtime in 1996, ending the possibility of ties. “We go to our read option game, and he could have rushed probably for 200 (yards) the way they were playing us,” head coach Shawn Clark said.  Appalachian State, along with the rest of the Southern Conference, began competing at the I-AA (later known as the Football Championship Subdivision, or FCS) level in 1981. This is the first time in his career he has passed and rushed for 100+ yards in the same game. The clock continued to run, and the Mountaineers were lined up to spike the ball and set up a field goal try, but a ULM player picked the ball up and ran with it. Appalachian State won two Southern Conference championships in 1986 and 1987 under … “They showed up today and they did their job, what they’re supposed to do.”. This gave App State a 14-0 lead. App State traveled to Monroe, Louisiana on Saturday to take on the Warhawks of ULM. An All-American at Duke, Brewer's 1937 squad is best remembered for going unbeaten and unscored upon during the regular season, outscoring opponents 206–0 before losing a postseason game to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles 7–0. The game between FIU and UTEP, scheduled for Saturday in El Paso, Texas, has been canceled. The Mountaineers appeared in 9 bowl games during their time in the NAIA, compiling a 3–6 record, and they appeared in the FCS playoffs 20 times, winning three national championships (2005, 2006, and 2007). App State traveled to Monroe, Louisiana on Saturday to take on the Warhawks of ULM. Thomas said the ULM defense blitzed often throughout the game, leaving holes for him to tuck the bull and pick up chunks of yards on the ground. “There (were) many times where I had guys open, but at the same time, I knew I could get 10 yards and the first down, and so I was gonna get it, get down, and just keep the game rolling,” Thomas said. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN+. Senior defensive back Kaiden Smith and sophomore defensive back Nicholas Ross led the way for the App State defense with six tackles each. Tommy Tuberville, who spent nearly a decade as Auburn's head football coach, won a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama on Tuesday. With a fourth-and-one on the ULM 20-yard line, Peoples tripped over a lineman and came up just short, turning the ball over on downs. Junior linebacker Trey Cobb tipped a pass into the air and sophomore linebacker Brendan Harrington snatched up the ball inches away from the turf. Senior linebacker Tim Frizzell picked up 1.5 sacks and Jean-Charles added three more pass breakups to his nation-leading total. The win helped Appalachian State become the first FCS team to ever receive votes in the final Associated Press (AP) college football poll on January 8, 2008. The Georgia native drilled his first attempt of the day and the Mountaineers took a 31-7 lead with 13:13 to go. The Camels' final points came late on a Wiley Hartley-to-Austin Hite 87-yard pass play. Nate Noel finished with 131 yards and a touchdown in his collegiate debut. Thomas then aired it out to Wells, who caught the ball in the end zone between two defenders, giving App State a 21-7 advantage with 5:24 left in the first half. 2018 Appalachian State Football Media Guide, p. 2, 138, Appalachian State Mountaineers football team, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, History of Appalachian State Mountaineers football, "Appalachian's waiver request for bowl eligibility denied by NCAA", "Jerry Moore Tenure Comes to an End at Appalachian", "Mountaineer Football Notebook: ASU Receives Votes in Final AP Poll", "App State's culture of players leading the way has had major role in the team's success", "SoCon boss: Departing Ga. Southern, App State ineligible for football title in 2013", "App State's Mark Ivey ruled out for football program's head coaching vacancy", "5 things to know about Appalachian State's new football coach Shawn Clark", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Appalachian_State_Mountaineers_football_seasons&oldid=983328512, Appalachian State Mountaineers football seasons, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 16:19.
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