CSJ Classic: Maine’s Big Plays Oust Appalachian State (2002)

 

Maine RB Marcus WilliamsBy David Coulson

Executive Editor

College Sports Journal

 

Editor’s note: This is the one in a series of three historical articles from the David Coulson archives that take readers back to the last time Maine traveled to Appalachian State for a first-round playoff game, in 2002. The two teams meet again on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium in an NCAA Division I Football Championship second-round contest. This article was originally published by several North Carolina newspapers and the web site I-AA.org on Nov. 30, 2002.

 

This would be the last time ASU lost at Kidd Brewer Stadium until 2007, when Georgia Southern stopped a 31-game, home winning streak. The 2003 freshman class at App State went through their entire college careers without suffering a home loss, ending their perfect slate with a semifinal playoff win over Youngstown State in 2006 that set up the Mountaineers for their second of three consecutive national championship, this one against Massachusetts, 28-17.

 

BOONE, N.C. — With a 10-point lead late in the third quarter and a defense putting the clamps on the Maine offense, it looked like Appalachian State was ready to book reservations for Georgia Southern this weekend.

 

But three big plays turned a trip to the quarterfinals into a 14-13 loss for the No. 5-ranked Mountaineers in the first round of the I-AA football playoffs.

 

“We just came up a play or two short,” ASU coach Jerry Moore said. “I don’t think (Maine) ever panicked.”

 

 

The game turned with 2:37 left in the third period when Maine freshman linebacker Joan Quezada intercepted a Joe Burchette pass at the ASU 33 with the Mountaineers facing a third and 19 from their own nine. It was the only turnover of the game.

 

Two plays later, the No. 7 Black Bears (11-2) scored when sophomore quarterback Jon Meczywor (7-of-15, 86 yards) lofted a play-action pass over the fingertips of cornerback Derrick Black and into the hands of receiver Ryan Waller for a 27-yard touchdown at the 1:32 mark.

 

Mark Wright’s 47-yard field goal with 14:57 left in the fourth period made it 13-7 for the Mountaineers, but Maine turned a disastrous offensive pass interference penalty into an opportunity to take the lead.

 

Facing a first and 25 at the ASU 41, tailback Marcus Williams (29 carries, 157 yards) smashed off-tackle and raced into the end zone with 9:41 to play.

 

ASU drove to the Maine 36 before being stopped with 4:34 remaining and decided to punt on fourth and eight from the 38, rather than try a 55-yard field goal, or gamble on a first down.

 

“It was really a hard decision to make,” said Moore. “We had a chance to down (the punt) at the one. We thought we could stop them down there and get good field position, but we weren’t able to slow them down at the last.”

 

Maine turned three third-down plays into first downs, the last on a face-mask penalty, to run out the clock.

 

“Our defense was battling to keep us in the game,” Maine coach Jack Cosgrove said. “We felt we had a chance if we could keep it low scoring.”

 

The Black Bears did just that in the first half, holding an erratic ASU attack to 71 yards and zero points.

 

The Mountaineers also blanked Maine’s offense in the first half, with Josh Jeffries blocking a 20-yard Mike Mellow field-goal attempt on the Bears’ most serious scoring threat.

 

Jerry Beard’s career-long 56-yard run on a pitch sweep opened the second half for ASU and set up Burchette for a one-yard scoring sneak on fourth down to make it 7-0.

 

With Beard (18 carries, 119 yards) and Sean Jackson (six carries, 69 yards) scurrying around the flanks for large chunks of yardage and Burchette (9-of-17, 73 yards) hitting fullback Joey Hoover for a 21-yard gain, the Mountaineers appeared poised for another touchdown on their next drive.

 

But Hoover dropped a pass in the end zone on third and two and ASU was forced to settle for Wright’s 19-yard field goal to make it 10-0.

 

That proved to be the high-water mark for the Mountaineers. “That was our problem all year, giving up the big plays,” said Jeffries, one of 21 seniors on the Mountaineers roster.

 

Complete Stats

MAINE (11-2) vs. Appalachian State (8-4)

Date: Nov 30, 2002 Site: Boone, N.C. Stadium: Kidd Brewer Stadium

Attendance: 4311

 

Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score

—————–    — — — —   —–

MAINE……………  0  0  7  7  – 14

Appalachian State…  0  0 10  3  – 13

Scoring Summary:

3rd 12:33 ASU – Joe Burchette 1 yd run (Mark Wright kick)

5 plays, 62 yards, TOP 2:27, MAINE 0 – ASU 7

05:36 ASU – Mark Wright 19 yd field goal

11 plays, 61 yards, TOP 4:56, MAINE 0 – ASU 10

01:31 MAINE – Ryan Waller 27 yd pass from Jon Meczywor (Mike Mellow kick)

2 plays, 33 yards, TOP 1:06, MAINE 7 – ASU 10

4th 14:47 ASU – Mark Wright 47 yd field goal

5 plays, 35 yards, TOP 1:44, MAINE 7 – ASU 13

09:41 MAINE – Marcus Williams 41 yd run (Mike Mellow kick)

9 plays, 80 yards, TOP 5:06, MAINE 14 – ASU 13

 

Kickoff time: 1:00 pm End of Game: 3:30 pm Total elapsed time: 2:30

Officials: Referee: Chuck Williams; Umpire: Lamont Mahone;

Linesman: Les Flora; Line judge: James Jackson; Back judge: Eric McCoy;

Field judge: Dave Jones; Side judge: Wayne Randall;

Temperature: 45 Wind: W 25-40 Weather: Sunny, gusting winds

Team Statistics (Final)

APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL

MAINE vs Appalachian State (Nov 30, 2002 at Boone, N.C.)

 

MAINE      ASU

 

FIRST DOWNS……………….       16       16

Rushing…………………       12       11

Passing…………………        3        4

Penalty…………………        1        1

Rushing Attempts…………..       44       42

Yards Gained Rushing……….      228      226

Yards Lost Rushing…………       22       48

NET YARDS RUSHING………….      206      178

NET YARDS PASSING………….       86       73

Passes Attempted…………       15       17

Passes Completed…………        7        9

Had Intercepted………….        0        1

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS………       59       59

TOTAL NET YARDS……………      292      251

Average Gain Per Play…….      4.9      4.3

Fumbles: Number-Lost……….      1-0      1-0

Penalties: Number-Yards…….     7-67     3-15

Number of Punts-Yards………    6-271    4-180

Average Per Punt…………     45.2     45.0

Punt Returns: Number-Yards….      3-4     4-17

Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards.     3-55      0-0

Interceptions: Number-Yards…      1-0      0-0

Fumble Returns: Number-Yards..      0-0      0-0

Miscellaneous Yards………..        0        3

Possession Time……………    32:03    27:57

Third-Down Conversions……..  8 of 16  1 of 12

Fourth-Down Conversions…….   0 of 0   2 of 4

Sacks By: Number-Yards……..     3-15     2-19

 

 

 

Individual Statistics (Final)

APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL

MAINE vs Appalachian State (Nov 30, 2002 at Boone, N.C.)

 

 

 

MAINE

 

 

Rushing              No Gain Loss  Net TD Lg  Avg

————————————————-

Marcus Williams      29  160    3  157  1 41  5.4

Jon Meczywor         12   57   19   38  0 23  3.2

Onyi Momah            2    9    0    9  0  7  4.5

John Gelsomino        1    2    0    2  0  2  2.0

Totals…            44  228   22  206  1 41  4.7

 

Passing              Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sck

————————————————

Jon Meczywor           15-7-0     86  1   27   2

Totals…              15-7-0     86  1   27   2

 

Receiving             No.  Yds   TD Long

—————————————-

C. Pereira              3   38    0   16

Ryan Waller             1   27    1   27

Kevin McMahan           1   13    0   13

John Gelsomino          1    4    0    4

Danny Fusco             1    4    0    4

Totals…               7   86    1   27

 

Punting               No.  Yds   Avg Long In20

———————————————-

Mike Mellow             6  271  45.2   54    4

Totals…               6  271  45.2   54    4

 

Punts   Kickoffs  Intercept

All Returns          No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg

————————————————–

Dave Cusano           1   4  4  0   0  0  0   0  0

Joan Quezada          0   0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0

Montell Owens         0   0  0  3  55 21  0   0  0

Jarrod Gomes          2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0

Totals…             3   4  4  3  55 21  1   0  0

 

Field goal attempts

—————————————-

Mike Mellow          1st 03:52  20 yds – Blocked

 

FUMBLES: MAINE-Jon Meczywor 1-0. Appalachian State-Richie Williams 1-0.

 

 

 

Appalachian State

 

 

Rushing              No Gain Loss  Net TD Lg  Avg

————————————————-

Jerry Beard          18  122    3  119  0 56  6.6

Sean Jackson          6   73    4   69  0 40 11.5

Chris Thomas          4   13    0   13  0  6  3.2

Joey Hoover           3    4    1    3  0  3  1.0

Joe Burchette        10   14   23   -9  1  7 -0.9

Richie Williams       1    0   17  -17  0  0 -17.0

Totals…            42  226   48  178  1 56  4.2

 

Passing              Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sck

————————————————

Joe Burchette          17-9-1     73  0   21   3

Totals…              17-9-1     73  0   21   3

 

Receiving             No.  Yds   TD Long

—————————————-

DaVon Fowlkes           3   19    0    8

Andrew Layton           2    3    0    2

Joey Hoover             1   21    0   21

Jermane Little          1   14    0   14

Jose White              1   11    0   11

Sterling Hayward        1    5    0    5

Totals…               9   73    0   21

 

Punting               No.  Yds   Avg Long In20

———————————————-

Nate McKinney           4  180  45.0   51    0

Totals…               4  180  45.0   51    0

 

Punts   Kickoffs  Intercept

All Returns          No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg

————————————————–

DaVon Fowlkes         4  17  7  0   0  0  0   0  0

Totals…             4  17  7  0   0  0  0   0  0

 

Field goal attempts

—————————————-

Mark Wright          3rd 05:36  19 yds – Good

Mark Wright          4th 14:47  47 yds – Good

 

FUMBLES: MAINE-Jon Meczywor 1-0. Appalachian State-Richie Williams 1-0.

 

FUMBLES: MAINE-Jon Meczywor 1-0. Appalachian State-Richie Williams 1-0.

 

 

Drive Chart (Final)

APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL

MAINE vs Appalachian State (Nov 30, 2002 at Boone, N.C.)

 

Drive Started             Drive Ended             Consumed

Team     Qtr Spot Time   Obtained      Spot Time   How Lost      Pl-Yds   TOP

————————————————————————————-

MAINE    1st M35  15:00  Possession    M35  14:51  Kickoff        0-0   00:09

MAINE    1st M27  14:51  Kickoff       M46  10:01  Punt           9-19  04:50

MAINE    1st A45  09:02  Punt          A02  03:52  Missed FG     10-43  05:10#

MAINE    1st M23  00:23  Downs         M44  12:34  Punt           6-21  02:49

MAINE    2nd M47  11:07  Punt          M49  09:01  Punt           3-2   02:06

MAINE    2nd M35  05:57  Punt          M43  03:36  Punt           5-8   02:21

MAINE    2nd M39  00:24  Downs         M39  15:00  End of half    0-0   00:24

MAINE    3rd M22  12:33  Kickoff       M24  10:32  Punt           4-2   02:01

MAINE    3rd M29  05:36  Kickoff       M34  04:09  Punt           3-5   01:27

MAINE    3rd A33  02:37  Interception  A00  01:31 *TOUCHDOWN      2-33  01:06

MAINE    4th M20  14:47  Kickoff       A00  09:41 *TOUCHDOWN      9-80  05:06

MAINE    4th M20  04:34  Punt          A42  00:00  End of half    9-38  04:34

 

ASU      1st A07  10:01  Punt          A06  09:02  Punt           3–1  00:59

ASU      1st A23  03:52  Missed FG     M23  00:23  Downs          9-54  03:29

ASU      2nd A05  12:34  Punt          A06  11:07  Punt           3-1   01:27

ASU      2nd A16  09:01  Punt          A14  05:57  Punt           4–2  03:04

ASU      2nd A23  03:36  Punt          M39  00:24  Downs          9-38  03:12

ASU      3rd A38  15:00  Kickoff       M00  12:33 *TOUCHDOWN      5-62  02:27#

ASU      3rd A37  10:32  Punt          M02  05:36 *FIELD GOAL    11-61  04:56#

ASU      3rd A18  04:09  Punt          A09  02:37  Interception   3–9  01:32

ASU      3rd A35  01:31  Kickoff       M30  14:47 *FIELD GOAL     5-35  01:44

ASU      4th A35  09:41  Kickoff       M39  04:34  Punt           9-26  05:07

 

MAINE                     1st   2nd   3rd   4th     1st   2nd

Qtr   Qtr   Qtr   Qtr    Half  Half  Total

—————————————————————————

Time of possession       10:32 07:17 04:34 09:40   17:49 14:14 32:03

3rd Down Conversions      3/5   1/4   0/2   4/5     4/9   4/7   8/16

Avg Field Position        M35   M40   M39   M20     M37   M31   M34

4th Down Conversions      0/0   0/0   0/0   0/0     0/0   0/0   0/0

 

ASU                       1st   2nd   3rd   4th     1st   2nd

Qtr   Qtr   Qtr   Qtr    Half  Half  Total

—————————————————————————

Time of possession       04:28 07:43 10:26 05:20   12:11 15:46 27:57

3rd Down Conversions      0/2   0/3   1/4   0/3     0/5   1/7   1/12

Avg Field Position        A15   A14   A32   A35     A14   A32   A23

4th Down Conversions      0/1   0/1   1/1   1/1     0/2   2/2   2/4

 

 

 

Drive Chart (By Quarter)

 

Drive Started             Drive Ended             Consumed

Team     Qtr Spot Time   Obtained      Spot Time   How Lost      Pl-Yds   TOP

————————————————————————————-

MAINE    1st M35  15:00  Possession    M35  14:51  Kickoff        0-0   00:09

MAINE    1st M27  14:51  Kickoff       M46  10:01  Punt           9-19  04:50

ASU      1st A07  10:01  Punt          A06  09:02  Punt           3–1  00:59

MAINE    1st A45  09:02  Punt          A02  03:52  Missed FG     10-43  05:10#

ASU      1st A23  03:52  Missed FG     M23  00:23  Downs          9-54  03:29

MAINE    1st M23  00:23  Downs         M44  12:34  Punt           6-21  02:49

 

ASU      2nd A05  12:34  Punt          A06  11:07  Punt           3-1   01:27

MAINE    2nd M47  11:07  Punt          M49  09:01  Punt           3-2   02:06

ASU      2nd A16  09:01  Punt          A14  05:57  Punt           4–2  03:04

MAINE    2nd M35  05:57  Punt          M43  03:36  Punt           5-8   02:21

ASU      2nd A23  03:36  Punt          M39  00:24  Downs          9-38  03:12

MAINE    2nd M39  00:24  Downs         M39  15:00  End of half    0-0   00:24

 

ASU      3rd A38  15:00  Kickoff       M00  12:33 *TOUCHDOWN      5-62  02:27#

MAINE    3rd M22  12:33  Kickoff       M24  10:32  Punt           4-2   02:01

ASU      3rd A37  10:32  Punt          M02  05:36 *FIELD GOAL    11-61  04:56#

MAINE    3rd M29  05:36  Kickoff       M34  04:09  Punt           3-5   01:27

ASU      3rd A18  04:09  Punt          A09  02:37  Interception   3–9  01:32

MAINE    3rd A33  02:37  Interception  A00  01:31 *TOUCHDOWN      2-33  01:06

ASU      3rd A35  01:31  Kickoff       M30  14:47 *FIELD GOAL     5-35  01:44

 

MAINE    4th M20  14:47  Kickoff       A00  09:41 *TOUCHDOWN      9-80  05:06

ASU      4th A35  09:41  Kickoff       M39  04:34  Punt           9-26  05:07

MAINE    4th M20  04:34  Punt          A42  00:00  End of half    9-38  04:34

 

 

 

Defensive Statistics (Final)

APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL

MAINE vs Appalachian State (Nov 30, 2002 at Boone, N.C.)

 

 

MAINE

## Player               Solo  Ast  Tot  TFL/Yds  FF FR-Yd Intc  PD  Blkd Sack/Yds QH

——————————————————————————————-

4  Stephen Cooper          3   10   13    3/15   .   .     .    .    .   2.0/14   .

3  Jarrod Gomes            5    6   11    1/1    .   .     .    .    .      /     .

17 Dave Cusano             2    7    9     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

28 Joan Quezada            .    6    6     .     .   .    1-0   1    .      /     .

40 Rob Kierstead           .    6    6    1/2    .   .     .    .    .      /     .

2  Devon Goree             2    3    5     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

56 Dan Joslyn              .    5    5     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

92 Mark Stetson            2    2    4    1/1    .   .     .    .    .   1.0/1    .

55 Pat Pa’u                .    4    4    1/1    .   .     .    .    .      /     .

99 Marcus Walton           .    4    4    2/2    .   .     .    .    .      /     .

58 Brendan Curry           2    1    3    2/6    .   .     .    .    .      /     .

36 D. Arrington            2    .    2     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

95 Evign Dodge             .    2    2    1/2    .   .     .    .    .      /     .

29 Onyi Momah              .    2    2     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

37 Matt DiBiase            .    2    2     .     .   .     .    1    .      /     .

44 D.Dottin-Carter         .    2    2     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

33 Montell Owens           .    1    1     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

42 Brian Mann              .    1    1    1/1    .   .     .    .    .      /     .

59 Rob Brooks              .    1    1     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

26 Clinton Brown           .    1    1     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

27 Agean Robinson          .    1    1     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

25 Maurice Garlic          .    1    1     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

 

Appalachian State

## Player               Solo  Ast  Tot  TFL/Yds  FF FR-Yd Intc  PD  Blkd Sack/Yds QH

——————————————————————————————-

36 Sam Smalls              3   18   21     .     .   .     .    1    .      /     .

55 Jerrelle Carter         2    9   11    1/1    1   .     .    .    .      /     .

30 Nygel Rogers            1   10   11    1/0    .   .     .    .    .      /     .

45 Scott Cornatzer         2    6    8     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

44 John Mannino            1    7    8     .     .   .     .    1    .      /     .

90 Leon Moore              .    6    6    1/1    .   .     .    .    .      /     .

3  Derrick Black           2    3    5     .     .   .     .    2    .      /     .

93 K.T. Stovall            1    4    5    2/16   .   .     .    1    .   1.5/16   .

29 Steve Kitchens          1    4    5    1/1    .   .     .    .    .      /     .

58 Josh Jeffries           .    4    4    1/3    .   .     .    .    1   0.5/3    .

2  Andrew Layton           1    2    3     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

97 Jason Hunter            1    .    1     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

41 Joey Hoover             1    .    1     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

40 Stewart Adams           .    1    1     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

65 65                      .    1    1     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

6  Sterling Hayward        .    1    1     .     .   .     .    .    .      /     .

 

 

 

 

MAINE      ASU

Score…………………….       14       13

FIRST DOWNS……………….       16       16

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)…………   44-206   42-178

PASSING YDS (NET)………….       86       73

Passes Att-Comp-Int………..   15-7-0   17-9-1

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS…..   59-292   59-251

Fumble Returns-Yards……….      0-0      0-0

Punt Returns-Yards…………      3-4     4-17

Kickoff Returns-Yards………     3-55      0-0

Interception Returns-Yards….      1-0      0-0

Punts (Number-Avg)…………   6-45.2   4-45.0

Fumbles-Lost………………      1-0      1-0

Penalties-Yards……………     7-67     3-15

Possession Time……………    32:03    27:57

 

 

MAINE                                     Appalachian State

 

Rushing              No  Yds TD Lg  Avg         Rushing              No  Yds TD Lg  Avg

Marcus Williams      29  157  1 41  5.4         Jerry Beard          18  119  0 56  6.6

Jon Meczywor         12   38  0 23  3.2         Sean Jackson          6   69  0 40 11.5

Onyi Momah            2    9  0  7  4.5         Chris Thomas          4   13  0  6  3.2

John Gelsomino        1    2  0  2  2.0         Joey Hoover           3    3  0  3  1.0

 

Passing              AttCmpInt Yds TD Lng       Passing              AttCmpInt Yds TD Lng

Jon Meczywor          15-7-0    86  1  27       Joe Burchette         17-9-1    73  0  21

 

 

Receiving             No.  Yds   TD Long        Receiving             No.  Yds   TD Long

C. Pereira              3   38    0   16        DaVon Fowlkes           3   19    0    8

Ryan Waller             1   27    1   27        Andrew Layton           2    3    0    2

Kevin McMahan           1   13    0   13        Joey Hoover             1   21    0   21

Danny Fusco             1    4    0    4        Jermane Little          1   14    0   14

 

Punting               No.   Avg Long I20        Punting               No.   Avg Long I20

Mike Mellow             6  45.2   54   4        Nate McKinney           4  45.0   51   0

 

 

Punt returns          No.  Yds   TD Long        Punt returns          No.  Yds   TD Long

Jarrod Gomes            2    0    0    0        DaVon Fowlkes           4   17    0    7

Dave Cusano             1    4    0    4

 

Kick returns          No.  Yds   TD Long        Kick returns          No.  Yds   TD Long

Montell Owens           3   55    0   21

 

 

 

 

Team     Qtr Time   Scoring play                                   Conversion                Plays-Yards  TOP    MAINE – ASU

—-     — —-   ————                                   ———-                ———–  —  —————–

ASU      3rd 12:33  Joe Burchette 1 yd run                         Mark Wright kick             5-62     2:27        0 – 7

ASU      3rd 05:36  Mark Wright 19 yd field goal                                               11-61     4:56        0 – 10

MAINE    3rd 01:31  Ryan Waller 27 yd pass from Jon Meczywor       Mike Mellow kick             2-33     1:06        7 – 10

ASU      4th 14:47  Mark Wright 47 yd field goal                                                5-35     1:44        7 – 13

MAINE    4th 09:41  Marcus Williams 41 yd run                      Mike Mellow kick             9-80     5:06       14 – 13

 

 

 

Play-by-Play Summary (1st quarter)

APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL

MAINE vs Appalachian State (Nov 30, 2002 at Boone, N.C.)

 

Appalachian wins toss, will defer.  Maine will defend the South goal.

M 1-10 M35   Change of possession, ASU ball on ASU35, 1st and 10.

 

 

Erik Rockhold kickoff 59 yards to the MAINE6, Montell Owens return 21

yards to the MAINE27 (Jason Hunter).

M 1-10 M27   MAINE drive start at 14:51 (1st).

M 1-10 M27   Marcus Williams rush for 3 yards to the MAINE30 (Nygel Rogers).

M 2-7  M30   Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the MAINE34 (Sam Smalls).

M 3-3  M34   Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the MAINE38, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Leon

Moore;Nygel Rogers).

M 1-10 M38   Jon Meczywor rush for 5 yards to the MAINE43 (Sam Smalls).

M 2-5  M43   Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the MAINE47 (Sam Smalls;Jerrelle

Carter).

M 3-1  M47   John Gelsomino rush for 2 yards to the MAINE49, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Sam

Smalls;Nygel Rogers).

M 1-10 M49   Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to C. Pereira (John Mannino).

M 2-10 M49   Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to Ryan Waller.

M 3-10 M49   Marcus Williams rush for 3 yards to the ASU48 (John Mannino;Sam Smalls).

M 4-7  A48   Mike Mellow punt 38 yards to the ASU10, out-of-bounds, PENALTY MAINE

illegal formation 6 yards to the MAINE46, NO PLAY.

M 4-13 M46   Mike Mellow punt 47 yards to the ASU7, downed.

————— 9 plays, 19 yards, TOP 04:50 —————

 

A 1-10 A07   APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 10:01 (1st).

A 1-10 A07   Joe Burchette pass incomplete to S. Hayward.

A 2-10 A07   Jerry Beard rush for loss of 1 yard to the ASU6 (Brendan Curry).

A 3-11 A06   Joe Burchette pass incomplete to Jerry Beard.

A 4-11 A06   Nate McKinney punt 39 yards to the ASU45, Jarrod Gomes return 0 yards to

the ASU45 (Andrew Layton).

————— 3 plays, minus 1 yards, TOP 00:59 —————

 

M 1-10 A45   MAINE drive start at 09:02 (1st).

M 1-10 A45   Marcus Williams rush for 9 yards to the ASU36 (Sam Smalls;John Mannino).

M 2-1  A36   Marcus Williams rush for 3 yards to the ASU33, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Sam

Smalls;K.T. Stovall).

M 1-10 A33   Jon Meczywor pass complete to John Gelsomino for 4 yards to the ASU29 (Scott

Cornatzer).

M 2-6  A29   Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the ASU25 (Jerrelle Carter;Nygel

Rogers).

M 3-2  A25   Jon Meczywor rush for 4 yards to the ASU21, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Sam

Smalls;John Mannino).

M 1-10 A21   Marcus Williams rush for 17 yards to the ASU4, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Sam

Smalls;Nygel Rogers).

M 1-G  A04   Marcus Williams rush for 1 yard to the ASU3 (Nygel Rogers;Leon Moore).

M 2-G  A03   Marcus Williams rush for 1 yard to the ASU2 (Nygel Rogers;K.T. Stovall).

M 3-G  A02   Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to Danny Fusco (Derrick Black).

M 4-G  A02   Mike Mellow field goal attempt from 20 BLOCKED, recovered by ASU Leon Moore

at ASU23 spot at ASU23, clock 03:52 (blocked by Josh Jeffries), Leon Moore

for 3 yards to the ASU26.

————— 10 plays, 43 yards, TOP 05:10 —————

 

A 1-10 A26   Jerry Beard rush for 15 yards to the ASU41, 1ST DOWN ASU (Jarrod

Gomes;Dave Cusano).

A 1-10 A41   Joey Hoover rush for 1 yard to the ASU42 (Rob Kierstead;Dan Joslyn).

A 2-9  A42   Jerry Beard rush for 14 yards to the MAINE44, 1ST DOWN ASU (Devon

Goree), PENALTY MAINE offside declined.

A 1-10 M44   Joe Burchette pass complete to DaVon Fowlkes for 6 yards to the MAINE38,

out-of-bounds (Dave Cusano).

A 2-4  M38   Jerry Beard rush for 6 yards to the MAINE32, 1ST DOWN ASU (Jarrod

Gomes).

A 1-10 M32   Jerry Beard rush for no gain to the MAINE32 (Rob Kierstead;Joan

Quezada).

A 2-10 M32   Joe Burchette pass complete to S. Hayward for 5 yards to the MAINE27

(Jarrod Gomes;Matt DiBiase).

A 3-5  M27   Joe Burchette rush for 4 yards to the MAINE23 (Stephen Cooper;Dave

Cusano).

A 4-1  M23   Jerry Beard rush for no gain to the MAINE23 (Brendan Curry;Evign Dodge).

————— 9 plays, 51 yards, TOP 03:29 —————

 

M 1-10 M23   MAINE drive start at 00:23 (1st).

M 1-10 M23   Onyi Momah rush for 2 yards to the MAINE25 (Sam Smalls;Steve Kitchens).

 

=====END OF 1st QUARTER=====

MAINE 0, APPALACHIAN STATE 0

============================

 

 

Play-by-Play Summary (2nd quarter)

 

M 2-8  M25   Start of 2nd quarter, clock 15:00.

M 2-8  M25   Onyi Momah rush for 7 yards to the MAINE32 (Scott Cornatzer;Jerrelle

Carter).

M 3-1  M32   Jon Meczywor rush for 4 yards to the MAINE36, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Josh

Jeffries;John Mannino).

M 1-10 M36   Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to Ryan Waller.

M 2-10 M36   Jon Meczywor rush for 6 yards to the MAINE42 (Sam Smalls;John Mannino).

M 3-4  M42   Jon Meczywor rush for 2 yards to the MAINE44 (K.T. Stovall;Sam Smalls).

M 4-2  M44   Mike Mellow punt 54 yards to the ASU2, DaVon Fowlkes return 3 yards to the

ASU5, out-of-bounds.

————— 6 plays, 21 yards, TOP 02:49 —————

 

A 1-10 A05   APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 12:34 (2nd).

A 1-10 A05   Jerry Beard rush for no gain to the ASU5 (Devon Goree).

A 2-10 A05   Joe Burchette pass incomplete to Jermane Little.

A 3-10 A05   Joe Burchette rush for 1 yard to the ASU6 (Pat Pa’u;Mark Stetson).

A 4-9  A06   Nate McKinney punt 51 yards to the MAINE43, Dave Cusano return 4 yards

to the MAINE47 (Andrew Layton;Leon Moore).

————— 3 plays, 1 yards, TOP 01:27 —————

 

M 1-10 M47   MAINE drive start at 11:07 (2nd).

M 1-10 M47   Jon Meczywor pass complete to Danny Fusco for 4 yards to the ASU49 (Jerrelle

Carter).

M 2-6  A49   Marcus Williams rush for 3 yards to the ASU46 (Nygel Rogers;Sam Smalls).

M 3-3  A46   PENALTY MAINE delay of game 5 yards to the MAINE49.

M 3-8  M49   Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to C. Pereira (Sam Smalls).

M 4-8  M49   Mike Mellow punt 41 yards to the ASU10, DaVon Fowlkes return 6 yards to the

ASU16 (Onyi Momah;Montell Owens).

————— 3 plays, 2 yards, TOP 02:06 —————

 

A 1-10 A16   APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 09:01 (2nd).

A 1-10 A16   Richie Williams rush for 6 yards to the ASU22 (Rob Kierstead),

PENALTY MAINE offside 6 yards to the ASU22, NO PLAY.

A 1-4  A22   Sean Jackson rush for 5 yards to the ASU27, 1ST DOWN ASU (Marcus

Walton;Jarrod Gomes), PENALTY MAINE personal foul 15 yards to the ASU42,

1ST DOWN ASU.

A 1-10 A42   1st and 10.

A 1-10 A42   Richie Williams rush to the ASU28, fumble by Richie Williams recovered

by ASU Sean Jackson at ASU25, Sean Jackson for loss of 5 yards to the ASU20

(D. Arrington).

A 2-32 A20   Joe Burchette sacked for loss of 1 yard to the ASU19 (Mark Stetson).

A 3-33 A19   PENALTY ASU false start 5 yards to the ASU14.

A 3-38 A14   Timeout Appalachian State, clock 06:14.

A 3-38 A14   Joe Burchette pass incomplete to Jermane Little.

A 4-38 A14   Nate McKinney punt 51 yards to the MAINE35, Jarrod Gomes return 0 yards

to the MAINE35 (S. Hayward;Andrew Layton).

————— 4 plays, minus 2 yards, TOP 03:04 —————

 

M 1-10 M35   MAINE drive start at 05:57 (2nd).

M 1-10 M35   Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the MAINE39 (Sam Smalls;Nygel Rogers).

M 2-6  M39   Timeout MAINE, clock 05:30.

M 2-6  M39   Jon Meczywor pass complete to C. Pereira for 13 yards to the ASU48, 1ST

DOWN MAINE (Derrick Black;Scott Cornatzer).

M 1-10 A48   Jon Meczywor sacked for loss of 13 yards to the MAINE39 (K.T. Stovall).

M 2-23 M39   Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to Ryan Waller.

M 3-23 M39   Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the MAINE43 (Sam Smalls;Jerrelle

Carter).

M 4-19 M43   Mike Mellow punt 35 yards to the ASU22, DaVon Fowlkes return 1 yards to the

ASU23 (Onyi Momah;Rob Brooks).

————— 5 plays, 8 yards, TOP 02:21 —————

 

A 1-10 A23   APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 03:36 (2nd).

A 1-10 A23   Joe Burchette pass complete to Andrew Layton for 2 yards to the ASU25

(D. Arrington).

A 2-8  A25   Joe Burchette pass complete to DaVon Fowlkes for 8 yards to the ASU33,

1ST DOWN ASU (Dan Joslyn;Joan Quezada).

A 1-10 A33   Joe Burchette pass complete to Jermane Little for 14 yards to the ASU47,

1ST DOWN ASU, out-of-bounds (Jarrod Gomes).

A 1-10 A47   Joe Burchette pass complete to Jose White for 11 yards to the MAINE42,

1ST DOWN ASU (Pat Pa’u;Dan Joslyn).

A 1-10 M42   Sean Jackson rush for 19 yards to the MAINE23, 1ST DOWN ASU

(Devon Goree;Jarrod Gomes).

A 1-10 M23   Sean Jackson rush for loss of 4 yards to the MAINE27 (Rob

Kierstead;Marcus Walton).

A 2-14 M27   Joe Burchette sacked for loss of 7 yards to the MAINE34 (Stephen

Cooper).

A 3-21 M34   Timeout Appalachian State, clock 00:39.

A 3-21 M34   Joe Burchette pass incomplete to DaVon Fowlkes.

A 4-21 M34   Joe Burchette rush for loss of 5 yards to the MAINE39 (Brendan Curry).

————— 9 plays, 38 yards, TOP 03:12 —————

 

M 1-10 M39   MAINE drive start at 00:24 (2nd).

M 1-10 M39   Downed.

M 1-10 M39   End of 1st half, clock 00:00.

 

=====END OF 2nd QUARTER=====

MAINE 0, APPALACHIAN STATE 0

============================

 

 

Play-by-Play Summary (3rd quarter)

 

M 1-10 M39   Start of 3rd quarter, clock 15:00.

 

Mike Mellow kickoff 23 yards to the ASU38, out-of-bounds, ASU ball on ASU38.

A 1-10 A38   APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 15:00 (3rd).

A 1-10 A38   Jerry Beard rush for 56 yards to the MAINE6, 1ST DOWN ASU (Jarrod

Gomes).

A 1-G  M06   Jerry Beard rush for 2 yards to the MAINE4 (Dave Cusano;Stephen Cooper).

A 2-G  M04   Joey Hoover rush for 3 yards to the MAINE1 (Dan Joslyn;Dave Cusano).

A 3-G  M01   Jerry Beard rush for no gain to the MAINE1 (Dan Joslyn;Stephen Cooper).

A 4-G  M01   Joe Burchette rush for 1 yard to the MAINE0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 12:33.

Mark Wright kick attempt good.

 

============================

MAINE 0, APPALACHIAN STATE 7

============================

 

————— 5 plays, 62 yards, TOP 02:27 —————

 

Erik Rockhold kickoff 59 yards to the MAINE6, Montell Owens return 16

yards to the MAINE22 (Joey Hoover).

M 1-10 M22   MAINE drive start at 12:24 (3rd).

M 1-10 M22   Marcus Williams rush for 10 yards to the MAINE32, 1ST DOWN MAINE

(Scott Cornatzer).

M 1-10 M32   Marcus Williams rush for loss of 2 yards to the MAINE30 (Steve

Kitchens;Jerrelle Carter).

M 2-12 M30   Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to Kevin McMahan (Derrick Black).

M 3-12 M30   Jon Meczywor sacked for loss of 6 yards to the MAINE24 (Josh Jeffries;K.T.

Stovall).

M 4-18 M24   Mike Mellow punt 46 yards to the ASU30, DaVon Fowlkes return 7 yards to the

ASU37, out-of-bounds (Agean Robinson;Maurice Garlic).

————— 4 plays, 2 yards, TOP 01:52 —————

 

A 1-10 A37   APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 10:32 (3rd).

A 1-10 A37   Jerry Beard rush for 6 yards to the ASU43 (Mark Stetson).

A 2-4  A43   Sean Jackson rush for 9 yards to the MAINE48, 1ST DOWN ASU (Rob

Kierstead;Stephen Cooper).

A 1-10 M48   PENALTY MAINE offside declined.

A 1-10 M48   Sean Jackson rush for 5 yards to the MAINE43 (Pat Pa’u;Stephen Cooper).

A 2-5  M43   Chris Thomas rush for 6 yards to the MAINE37, 1ST DOWN ASU

(D.Dottin-Carter;Joan Quezada).

A 1-10 M37   Chris Thomas rush for 1 yard to the MAINE36 (Devon

Goree;D.Dottin-Carter).

A 2-9  M36   Joe Burchette pass complete to DaVon Fowlkes for 5 yards to the MAINE31

(Matt DiBiase;Joan Quezada).

A 3-4  M31   Joe Burchette pass complete to Joey Hoover for 21 yards to the MAINE10,

1ST DOWN ASU (Jarrod Gomes).

A 1-G  M10   Joe Burchette pass complete to Andrew Layton for 1 yard to the MAINE9

(Jarrod Gomes).

A 2-G  M09   Joe Burchette rush for 7 yards to the MAINE2 (Stephen Cooper).

A 3-G  M02   Timeout Appalachian State, clock 05:46.

A 3-G  M02   Joe Burchette pass incomplete to Joey Hoover (Matt DiBiase).

A 4-G  M02   Mark Wright field goal attempt from 19 GOOD, clock 05:36.

 

=============================

MAINE 0, APPALACHIAN STATE 10

=============================

 

————— 11 plays, 61 yards, TOP 04:56 —————

 

Erik Rockhold kickoff 54 yards to the MAINE11, Montell Owens return 18

yards to the MAINE29 (Scott Cornatzer;Stewart Adams).

M 1-10 M29   MAINE drive start at 05:28 (3rd).

M 1-10 M29   Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to C. Pereira (K.T. Stovall).

M 2-10 M29   Marcus Williams rush for 1 yard to the MAINE30 (Sam Smalls;John Mannino).

M 3-9  M30   Jon Meczywor rush to the MAINE34, fumble forced by Jerrelle Carter, fumble

by Jon Meczywor recovered by MAINE Pete Richardson at MAINE34.

M 4-5  M34   Mike Mellow punt 48 yards to the ASU18, out-of-bounds.

————— 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 01:19 —————

 

A 1-10 A18   APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 04:09 (3rd).

A 1-10 A18   Jerry Beard rush for loss of 2 yards to the ASU16 (Brian Mann;Jarrod

Gomes).

A 2-12 A16   Joe Burchette sacked for loss of 7 yards to the ASU9 (Stephen Cooper).

A 3-19 A09   Joe Burchette pass intercepted by Joan Quezada at the ASU33, Joan

Quezada return 0 yards to the ASU33.

————— 3 plays, minus 9 yards, TOP 01:32 —————

 

M 1-10 A33   MAINE drive start at 02:37 (3rd).

M 1-10 A33   Marcus Williams rush for 1 yard to the ASU32 (Steve Kitchens;K.T. Stovall),

PENALTY MAINE holding 10 yards to the ASU43, NO PLAY.

M 1-20 A43   Jon Meczywor pass complete to C. Pereira for 16 yards to the ASU27 (Jerrelle

Carter;Derrick Black).

M 2-4  A27   Jon Meczywor pass complete to Ryan Waller for 27 yards to the ASU0, 1ST

DOWN MAINE, TOUCHDOWN, clock 01:31.

Mike Mellow kick attempt good.

 

=============================

MAINE 7, APPALACHIAN STATE 10

=============================

 

————— 2 plays, 33 yards, TOP 01:06 —————

 

Mike Mellow kickoff 41 yards to the ASU24, out-of-bounds, ASU ball on ASU35.

A 1-10 A35   APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 01:26 (3rd).

A 1-10 A35   Sean Jackson rush for 40 yards to the MAINE25, 1ST DOWN ASU

(Devon Goree;Jarrod Gomes).

A 1-10 M25   Joey Hoover rush for loss of 1 yard to the MAINE26 (Stephen

Cooper;Marcus Walton).

A 2-11 M26   Jerry Beard rush for 1 yard to the MAINE25 (Clinton Brown;Marcus

Walton).

 

=====END OF 3rd QUARTER======

MAINE 7, APPALACHIAN STATE 10

=============================

 

 

Play-by-Play Summary (4th quarter)

 

A 3-10 M25   Start of 4th quarter, clock 15:00.

A 3-10 M25   Joe Burchette pass incomplete to Daniel Bettis.

A 4-10 M25   PENALTY ASU false start 5 yards to the MAINE30.

A 4-15 M30   Mark Wright field goal attempt from 47 GOOD, clock 14:47.

 

=============================

MAINE 7, APPALACHIAN STATE 13

=============================

 

————— 5 plays, 35 yards, TOP 01:39 —————

 

Erik Rockhold kickoff 65 yards to the MAINE0, touchback.

M 1-10 M20   MAINE drive start at 14:41 (4th).

M 1-10 M20   Jon Meczywor rush for 3 yards to the MAINE23 (Leon Moore;Derrick Black),

PENALTY MAINE holding 10 yards to the MAINE10, NO PLAY.

M 1-20 M10   Marcus Williams rush for 7 yards to the MAINE17 (Derrick Black;Scott

Cornatzer).

M 2-13 M17   Jon Meczywor pass complete to C. Pereira for 9 yards to the MAINE26 (Derrick

Black).

M 3-4  M26   Jon Meczywor rush for 6 yards to the MAINE32, 1ST DOWN MAINE,

out-of-bounds (Scott Cornatzer;Steve Kitchens).

M 1-10 M32   Marcus Williams rush for 3 yards to the MAINE35 (Steve Kitchens).

M 2-7  M35   Jon Meczywor rush for 23 yards to the ASU42, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Sam

Smalls;Steve Kitchens).

M 1-10 A42   Marcus Williams rush for loss of 1 yard to the ASU43 (Leon Moore;Nygel

Rogers).

M 2-11 A43   Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the ASU39 (Josh Jeffries;Sam Smalls).

M 3-7  A39   Jon Meczywor pass complete to Kevin McMahan for 13 yards to the ASU26,

1ST DOWN MAINE, out-of-bounds.

M 1-10 A26   Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to Ryan Waller, PENALTY MAINE pass

interference 15 yards to the ASU41, NO PLAY.

M 1-25 A41   Marcus Williams rush for 41 yards to the ASU0, 1ST DOWN MAINE,

TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:41.

Mike Mellow kick attempt good.

 

==============================

MAINE 14, APPALACHIAN STATE 13

==============================

 

————— 9 plays, 80 yards, TOP 05:00 —————

 

Mike Mellow kickoff 34 yards to the ASU31, out-of-bounds, ASU ball on ASU35.

A 1-10 A35   APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 09:37 (4th).

A 1-10 A35   Jerry Beard rush for 8 yards to the ASU43 (Dave Cusano).

A 2-2  A43   Jerry Beard rush for 7 yards to the 50 yardline, 1ST DOWN ASU

(Stephen Cooper;Dave Cusano).

A 1-10 A50   Jerry Beard rush for 3 yards to the MAINE47, out-of-bounds.

A 2-7  M47   Chris Thomas rush for 4 yards to the MAINE43 (Stephen Cooper;Rob

Kierstead).

A 3-3  M43   Chris Thomas rush for 2 yards to the MAINE41 (Dave Cusano;Mark Stetson).

A 4-1  M41   Joe Burchette rush for 1 yard to the MAINE40, 1ST DOWN ASU (Joan

Quezada;Stephen Cooper).

A 1-10 M40   Jerry Beard rush for 2 yards to the MAINE38 (Stephen Cooper;Dave

Cusano).

A 2-8  M38   Jerry Beard rush for 2 yards to the MAINE36 (Rob Kierstead;Joan

Quezada).

A 3-6  M36   Joe Burchette rush for loss of 3 yards to the MAINE39 (Evign Dodge;Pat

Pa’u).

A 4-9  M39   Nate McKinney punt 39 yards to the MAINE0, touchback.

————— 9 plays, 26 yards, TOP 05:03 —————

 

M 1-10 M20   MAINE drive start at 04:34 (4th).

M 1-10 M20   Marcus Williams rush for 3 yards to the MAINE23 (Leon Moore;John Mannino).

M 2-7  M23   Marcus Williams rush for 5 yards to the MAINE28 (Sam Smalls;Jerrelle

Carter).

M 3-2  M28   Jon Meczywor rush for 3 yards to the MAINE31, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Josh

Jeffries;Leon Moore).

M 1-10 M31   Marcus Williams rush for 2 yards to the MAINE33 (Jerrelle Carter;Nygel

Rogers).

M 2-8  M33   Marcus Williams rush for 2 yards to the MAINE35 (65;Sam Smalls).

M 3-6  M35   Timeout Appalachian State, clock 02:01.

M 3-6  M35   Marcus Williams rush for 10 yards to the MAINE45, 1ST DOWN MAINE,

out-of-bounds (Derrick Black).

M 1-10 M45   Marcus Williams rush for 2 yards to the MAINE47 (John Mannino).

M 2-8  M47   Timeout Appalachian State, clock 01:47.

M 2-8  M47   Marcus Williams rush for 6 yards to the ASU47, out-of-bounds (Scott

Cornatzer;Jerrelle Carter).

M 3-2  A47   Jon Meczywor rush for no gain to the ASU47 (Sam Smalls), PENALTY ASU face

mask 5 yards to the ASU42, 1ST DOWN MAINE.

M 1-10 A42   1st and 10.

M 1-10 A42   Downed.

M 1-10 A42   Downed.

M 1-10 A42   End of 2nd half, clock 00:00.

————— 9 plays, 38 yards, TOP 04:34 —————

 

==========FINAL SCORE=========

MAINE 14, APPALACHIAN STATE 13

 

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