Appalachian State University football strapped on full pads for the first time on Tuesday during the program's fifth practice of its 2012 fall camp.
The Mountaineers practiced for over two hours, capped by two lengthy and spirited 11-on-11 periods to close out the day.
• The obvious highlight of the day was over 30 minutes of live team work at the end of practice, with both sides of the ball providing strong efforts during the 11-on-11 drills.
• Defensively, true freshman defensive lineman Greg Milhouse had a superb day wreaking havoc in the offensive backfield. The 6-3, 275-pounder was in on several stops behind the line of scrimmage including at least one sack.
• Milhouse's performance headlined good showings by several young defensive linemen. Others that had big days included redshirt freshman end Davante Harris, who had a sack and a fumble recovery and redshirt freshman tackle Thomas Bronson, who paved the way for a number of stops by plugging up the middle with his athleticism and 275-pound frame.
• While not a youngster, junior defensive end Adam Scott continued to impress with another nice practice, which included a sack and quarterback hurry.
• Redshirt freshman defensive back Henry Barnes made perhaps the defensive play of the day when he sniffed out an option run by reserve quarterback Kameron Bryant and made a textbook tackle for a one-yard loss.
• Bryant was on the positive end of what might have been the offensive play of the day when flipped a screen pass to true freshman Tysean Holloway, who made two tacklers miss and used his great speed to race past the second-team secondary for a long touchdown.
• True freshman Paul Magloire, who is battling with Bryant and sophomore Logan Hallock for the job as top backup behind starting quarterback Jamal Jackson, had maybe his best day of camp to date. Highlighting his performance, he broke a tackle, reversed field and juked his way to an eight-yard gain early in the 11-on-11 periods and later hit redshirt freshman Seth Sloan in stride for a long touchdown pass.
SINGLE-GAME TICKET SALES
Tuesday was one of the busiest days of the year in the Appalachian State athletics ticket office, as single-game tickets went on sale at 9 a.m. As always, sales were brisk, especially online with GoASU.com handling its heaviest one-day ticket traffic in history. There are still reserved seats remaining for each of the Mountaineers' six regular-season home games at 23,150-seat Kidd Brewer Stadium but tickets are going fast, especially for the Sept. 8 home opener versus Montana, the Sept. 29 Family Weekend duel versus Coastal Carolina, the Oct. 6 homecoming date against Elon and the Oct. 20 Southern Conference showdown versus Wofford.
To purchase tickets, especially for the highly anticipated games listed above or from Appalachian's allotment for the Sept. 1 season opener versus East Carolina, fans are encouraged to act quickly. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE, by phone at (828) 262-2079 or in person at the Appalachian State athletics ticket office, located in the Holmes Center.
WHAT'S UP NEXT
Another milestone of fall camp comes on Wednesday when the Mountaineers hold their first two-a-day practices of the year. All practices are closed to the general public but GoASU.com will have exclusive updates from the practice field throughout fall camp.