|ASU Looks to Stay Hot Against Mocs|
|Written by Mike Flynn|
|Friday, 01 November 2013 08:45|
A week after putting together its finest performance of the year in a 38-14 rout over No. 24 Georgia Southern, Appalachian State faces another stern test when Chattanooga visits Kidd Brewer Stadium on
Saturday. Kickoff is set for Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Reserved seats are still available for Saturday's game. Tickets can be purchased:
• go online to appstatesports.com
• by phone at (828) 262-2079 (Friday - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.);
• in person at the Appalachian State athletics ticket office in the Holmes Center (Friday - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) or at the Kidd Brewer Stadium ticket plaze (Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m.)
Saturday's game will air live on App State TV. Go to appstatesports.com to become an App State TV premium subscriber.
Saturday's game will be broadcast live on the Appalachian IMG Sports Network. Live coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. with Pigskin Prelude. Go to appstatesports.com for a full list of Appalachian IMG Sports Network affiliates or to listen live online. The game can be heard locally on AM 1450, WATA.
NOTING SATURDAY'S MATCHUP
• Appalachian State (2-6, 2-3 SoCon) was dominant in last Saturday’s 24-point win over rival GSU. The Mountaineers racked up 515 yards of total offense while limiting Georgia Southern to just 363, 128 below their SoCon-best 491.7-yard average coming in. Appalachian’s 38 points were a season high while the 14 points allowed (against a GSU team that was averaging 40. 2 ppg coming in)were a season low.
• Chattanooga (6-2, 4-1 SoCon) rides its best eight-game start in 16 years into Kidd Brewer Stadium. UTC won six of its first seven games in 1997 before dropping 3-of-4 to close the campaign — beginning with a 41-7 loss at Appalachian State on Nov. 1.
• Appalachian has won eight-straight and 25 of the last 28 games in the series with UTC.
• Appalachian State has been especially dominant against the Mocs at Kidd Brewer Stadium, where it has won 14-straight in the series. UTC’s last win in Boone came on Oct. 8, 1983, a 30-9 triumph over the Mack Brown-led Mountaineers at what was then known as Conrad Stadium.
• Despite Appalachian State’s incredible success against Chattanooga, the last three games in the series have all been nail-biters. In the 2010 season opener, the Mountaineers battled back from a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit to shock the Mocs, 42-41. In the teams’ last matchup in Boone in 2011, Appalachian did not score an offensive touchdown but took a 14-12 decision on the strength of two defensive scores in the final 15 minutes of the game. Last year in Chattanooga, the Apps trailed 10-0 early but scored the game’s next 34 points — including 24 in the final quarter — to top UTC, 34-17.
• This year’s matchup pits two of the Southern Conference’s hottest quarterbacks in Appalachian State’s Kameron Bryant and Chattanooga’s Jacob Huesman. With a 73.4-percent completion percentage, 10 touchdowns and only two interceptions, Bryant is the SoCon’s top-rated passer with a 161.6 passing efficiency. With a 65.9-percentage completion percentage, 13 touchdown passes and four interceptions, Huesman ranks third in the league with a 143.2 passer rating.
• Appalachian State has won 18-straight home games played in the month of November by an average score of 38-18. UTC has been the Mountaineers’ victim three times during that stretch (2003, 2007 and 2009).
For all of the information on Saturday's matchup, including links to live video, audio and stats, both teams' rosters, depth charts, game notes and much more, please visit appstatesports.com's official Gameday Central page.
Photo Courtesy: Brandon McGowan, ASU Athletics
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