September 27, 2009
App State Style
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Southern Conference defending champions Appalachian State picked up their first win of the season yesterday after going 0-2 in the season's first two games. Saturday's duel with Samford marked ASU's start to their 2009 SoCon season. The Mountaineer defense played a rock solid game, allowing Samford less than 200 yards of total offense and only one touchdown. Offense was not to be overshadowed, gaining 283 yards and 20 points in the first half.
Star quarterback Armanti Edwards' play in the second quarter where he avoided one sack, lost control of the wet football, snatched up the ball, avoided a second sack and completed a pass to Cedric Baker while being tackled to bring up a Mountaineer first down was recognized by ESPN as the weekends No 2 play. The video can be seen here.
Rain and more rain fell as the game went on at Kidd Brewer Stadium, making it difficult for the players on the field as well as all of us trying not to ruin our fragile camera gear. An astonishing 22,139 fans braved the elements to support their Mountaineers. It was chilly, rainy, and mostly a little uncomfortably comfortable... App State Style.