|Jackson To Start Saturday|
|Written by Mike Flynn|
|Monday, 17 October 2011 20:00|
Appalachian State University head coach Jerry Moore announced on Monday that sophomore Jamal Jackson (Atlanta, Ga./North Atlanta) will make his second-straight start at quarterback for the Mountaineers when they face Samford on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
Jackson’s 234 passing yards were the most by an Appalachian quarterback in his first start since current ASU wide receivers coach Trey Elder threw for 249 yards against Texas State in 2004. The three touchdown passes were the most by a first-time Mountaineer starter since D.J. Campbell tossed for three scores versus Gardner-Webb in 1989 (Moore’s first game as ASU’s head coach).
DeAndre Presley (Tampa, Fla./Middleton), who suffered a shoulder injury versus Wofford on Oct. 1 that kept him out of action in Saturday’s triumph over The Citadel, is listed as probable for this week’s showdown with Samford (4-2, 2-2 SoCon). Moore indicated that if he’s available to play, Presley will likely see some time at quarterback on Saturday and could also possibly be on the field at other positions. Presley played wide receiver for much of his sophomore campaign in 2009, catching three passes for 88 yards, and has worked as a punt returner throughout his career, fielding three punts for 16 yards in ‘09.
MOUNTAINEERS MOVE TO NO. 6 IN BOTH MAJOR FCS POLLS: On the strength of Saturday’s win in Charleston, Appalachian moved up one spot to No. 6 in The Sports Network (media) and American Football Coaches Association (coaches) NCAA Division I FCS top-25 polls on Monday.
A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS FOR HOMECOMING MATCHUP PUT ON SALE: A very limited number of seats for Saturday’s homecoming contest that were returned to Appalachian by Samford went on sale Monday. Tickets, which cost $30 for adults and $20 for youth (ages 3-12), can be purchased online at GoASU.com, by phone at (828) 262-2079 and in person at the ASU athletics ticket office, located in the Holmes Center. Online sales are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while phone and in-person purchases can be made from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
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