|ASU Camp Report: August 14|
|Written by Mike Flynn|
|Thursday, 15 August 2013 07:34|
Appalachian State University football officially hit the midway point of its preseason on Wednesday
when it practiced twice at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Wednesday’s practices were Appalachian State’s 15th and 16th of the year. The Mountaineers are scheduled to practice 30 times before they take the field for the season opener at Montana on Aug. 31.
Appalachian’s two-a-day practices on Wednesday included a relatively light hour-long morning workout followed by the squad’s second full intrasquad scrimmage of fall camp in the afternoon.
The 93-play scrimmage included 18 series — 14 that began on the offense’s 35 yard line and four red-zone series that started at the defense’s 12 yard line. Appalachian’s offense racked up 408 yards over 89 snaps (46 passes, 43 rushes) and scored six times — four times in the 14 regular possessions (two touchdowns and two field goals) and twice in the four red-zone series (a touchdown and a field goal).
Starting quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson (Atlanta, Ga./North Atlanta) turned in perhaps his finest performance since fall camp began nearly two weeks ago, completing 19-of-23 passes without an interception for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Despite being on the field for just six series, Londry-Jackson engineered all four of the Mountaineers’ full-field scoring drives. He tossed touchdown passes of 49 yards to true freshman running back Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) and 11 yards to redshirt freshman tight end Barrett Burns (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) and also led drives that culminated with 41- and 38-yard field goals by senior Drew Stewart (Gastonia, N.C./North Gaston) and sophomore Zach Matics (Jacksonville, N.C./Southwest-Onslow), respectively.
All-America wide receiver Sean Price (Reston, Va./South Lakes) was Londry-Jackson’s favorite target, catching four passes for a team-high 50 yards. Andrew Peacock (Durham, N.C./Northern Durham) finished with a team-high five receptions and Simms McElfresh (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian) added four catches for 44 yards.
With sophomore Ricky Fergerson (Fuquay-Varina, N.C./Fuquay-Varina) sitting out of the scrimmage with a minor injury, redshirt freshman Paul Magloire (Lynbrook, N.Y./Milford Academy) carried the load at running back with 11 carries for 53 yards (both team highs). He scored on a four-yard touchdown run during the second of four red-zone series at the end of practice. Cox added 23 yards on six carries and fellow true freshman Terrence Upshaw (Duluth, Ga./Northview) toted the ball six times for 24 yards.
Defensively, Appalachian State forced three turnovers, highlighted by sophomore Aaron Krah (Durham, N.C./Hillside) intercepting a Kameron Bryant (Cary, N.C./Panther Creek) pass in the end zone and returning it 100 yards for a touchdown. True freshman Tyrell Brown (Hampton, Ga./Lovejoy) also had an interception and Deuce Robinson (Blythewood, S.C./Blythewood) recovered a fumble to round out the three takeaways. Robinson also recorded two tackles for loss and a sack while freshman Nathaniel Norwood (Hampton, Ga./Lovejoy) had two stops behind the line of scrimmage and a pass breakup.
Appalachian State returns to the field for one practice on Thursday. Appalachian’s practices are closed to the public but full practice reports will be available throughout fall camp at appstatesports.com. Additionally, fans have the opportunity to watch the Mountaineers conduct their final intrasquad scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday during Appalachian State football’s annual Fan Fest at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Rushing (43 att., 121 yards, 1 TD)
Magloire 11-53, TD; Upshaw 6-24; Cox 6-23; Ruffin 1-19; Davidson 5-9; Beathard 2-7; Londry-Jackson 3-1; Hallock 2-1; Bryant 6-(-8); Lamb 1-(-8)
Passing (32 comp., 46 att. 2 INT, 287 yds., 2 TD)
Londry-Jackson 19-23-0, 195 yds., 2 TD; Bryant 8-12-2, 75 yds.; Hallock 3-5-0, 12 yds.; Lamb 2-6-0, 5 yds.
Receiving (32 rec., 287 yds., 2 TD)
Price 4-50; Cox 1-49, TD; McElfresh 4-44; B. Burns 3-22, TD; Peacock 5-20; Washington 1-18; McCann 1-15; Magloire 2-14; Beathard 3-12; Bailey 2-12; Davidson 1-9; Upshaw 1-9; Gore 1-5; D. Jones 1-4; Kavanaugh 1-4; Capel 1-0
Field Goals (3-of-4)
Stewart 1-2 (41 good, 31 wide left); Matics 2-2 (38 good, 26 good)
Photo Courtesy: Andrew Peacock, ASU Athletics
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