October 28, 2009
Appalachian State punishes Georgia Southern 52-16
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Winning by 36 points only displays the surface of the beat down. A closer look at the game stats show that the Mountaineer offense moved the ball 712 yards while the Mountaineer defense was able to hold the Eagles offense to a measly 171 yards. Quarterback Armanti Edwards not only posted 381 offensive yards in his less than three quarters of play, he became the second player in Division I history to pass for over 8,000 yards and rush for over 4,000 yards.
The defense has had some trouble earlier this year putting all of the pieces in place but quickly quieted criticism with this win. Cortez Gilbert lead the Mountaineer defense with nine tackles. Jabari Fletcher's two sacks and two and a half tackles for loss improved the coverage.
ASU, currently undefeated in conference play, heads to Furman University to defend their sixteen conference game winning streak Saturday at noon.