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Wofford wins; Villanova loses PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Saturday, 02 October 2010 21:14

The Appalachian State University football team should be a unanimous No.1 choice in the polls this week.

 

The Mountaineers (4-0 overall; 2-0 in the Southern Conference), who had a bye this week, were ranked No.1 in the FCS Coaches Poll and they were ranked second in the The Sports Network Poll. But with defending national champion Villanova losing to William & Mary on Saturday afternoon, the Mountaineers are the logical choice to be ranked No.1 in both polls, when they come out late Monday afternoon.
The Wildcats (3-2; 1-1 in Colonial Athletic Association) dropped a 31-24 decision to the Tribe. Jonathan Grimes, who transferred to William & Mary from the University of North Carolina, paved the way by scoring three touchdowns. Dante Cook also returned an interception 84 yards for another score.
Trailing 31-10, the Wildcats rallied with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but the Tribe (4-1; 2-1 CAA) hung on to win the game.
The Mountaineers take on Elon at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday, October 9. Our coverage begins at 1 pm on AM 1450, WATA.
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Terriers win SoCon opener

Wofford College won its Southern Conference opener Saturday afternoon by blowing out Furman 38-17 in Spartanburg, SC.
Eric Breitenstein backboned the Terriers (3-1 overall; 1-0 SoCon) with a career-high 230 yards and four touchdowns. The Terriers were not ranked this week, but they were an Honorable Mention in both The Sports Network Poll and the FCS Coaches Poll. Furman (2-2; 1-1) was ranked 23rd in the Coaches Poll and 18th in the TSN Poll.
Breitenstein, a two-time all-state performer at Watauga High, scored on runs of four-, four-, three-and 29-yards. The Terriers rambled for 400 yards on the ground. It was the highest rushing total against Furman since 2005. For the year, Breitenstein has 512 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. He's averaging eight-yards-per-carry, and 128 yards a game.

The Terrires play at Georgia Southern next Saturday; Furman rerturns home to play Howard in a non-conference game. Wofford travels to Boone to play ASU on November 13; Furman comes to Boone for Black Saturday on October 30.
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In  Other Games:

Elon 24, Samford 19
Western Carolina 24, The Citadel 13

  
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