|Kimbrough Suspended For Saturday's Game|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:06|
It's been an up-and-down week for Appalachian State linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough to say the least. To start things off, Kimbrough, who returned an interception 46 yards for a pivotal touchdown in last Saturday's win against Chattanooga, was named the Southern Conference Defensive Player
of the Week. He bested that by being named the National Defensive Player of the Week by The Sports Network, and the College Football Performance Awards National Linebacker of the Week.
Now for the bad news. Kimbrough has been suspended for Saturday's showdown with Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. Kimbrough, who had 11 tackles, two quarterback sacks and 2.5 tackles-for-loss against the Mocs, was penalized for removing his helmet twice----on his interception return for a touchddown and on Doug Middleton's interception with 30.6 seconds left that sealed the deal against Chattanooga.
In accordance to NCAA rules, Kimbrough was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct and was ejected from last Saturday's game. Therefore, he must serve a one-game suspension for his actions. Freshman Brandon McGowan will start in Kimbrough's spot Saturday. And the Mountaineers could have as many as four freshmen in the lineup against the Terriers.
The Mountaineers (3-1 overall; 1-0 SoCon) are ranked third in the country; the Terriers (2-1; 1-0) are ranked eighth in the TSN Poll, and sixth in the FCS Coaches Poll. Our coverage of Saturday's game between the Mountaineers and Wofford College begins at 1 p.m. on AM 1450, WATA.
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