|Mountaineers: Just happy to be here|
|Friday, 14 December 2007 06:58|
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are in Chattanooga prepping for what could be a third consecutive national title win.Win or lose, Mountaineers like record-setting Kevin Richardson are just happy to play the game.
“To go back there, some people call it our second home. It’s a great feeling to be there. We’re going to have our App-support there, and we’re just excited to play that game.”
It’s been an uphill struggle.
“After that big win in Michigan and that loss following it, it kind of messed up our head, it kind of threw us down a little bit, but we stayed focused, kept our mind on our goals, and you know, we went out and succeeded on the field. We’ve got one more left.”
For some players, Corey Lynch included, Sunday’s graduation means it’s the last game of their college career. Coach Jerry Moore has nothing but good words for the senior class.
“We’re excited about this class. We’ve had great leadership.”
Tonight’s game pits the Mountaineers against the Delaware Blue Hens. If fan support made the game, however, Mountaineers would already have a victory. ASU fans are expected to outnumber Hens fans by a four to one margin, thanks to Delaware athletics director Edgar Johnson. Johnson underestimated Blue Hen interest and told the NCAA to reserve 3,000 tickets. The ASU allotment was 7,800. Tailgate coverage starts at 4 p.m. on Highway 106.1, MAC FM 100.7, and AM 1450 WATA.
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