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CSJ 2019 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Preview: Appalachian State vs. UAB, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Appalachian State vs. UAB (New Orleans Bowl) When: Saturday, December 21st, 9:00 PM EST Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) New Orleans Bowl History (Last 6) Dec. 15th, 2018: Appalachian State 45, Middle Tennessee State 13 Dec. 16th, 2017: Troy 50, North Texas 30 Dec. 17th, 2016: Southern Miss 28, Louisiana-Lafayette.

COULSON: App State’s Evans Unleashed, Mountaineers Defeat Texas State 35-13

The Bobcats may have been 30-point underdogs against one of the elite teams in the Group of Five, but TSU trailed just 14-13 midway through the third quarter. At that point, Appalachian finally unleashed tailback Darrynton Evans, who rushed for 154 yards on 21 carries and three second-half touchdowns to finally lift the Mountaineers (10-1 overall, 6-1 in the SBC) to their comfortable 35-13 win.

Undefeated Appalachian State Continuing To Write Their Own History With 52-7 Thrashing of Louisiana-Monroe

There was no doubt that No. 24-ranked Appalachian State had a couple of extra helpings of motivation heading into Saturday afternoon’s homecoming football game at Kidd Brewer Stadium and the Mountaineers turned that incentive into their convincing 52-7 Sun Belt Conference rout of Louisiana-Monroe. Remembering last season’s 34-14 loss to Georgia Southern four days following.

Mountaineers Use Special Teams, Jalin Moore Power To Overwhelm Gardner-Webb 72-7

Gardner-Webb probably couldn’t have picked a worse time to roll into Kidd Brewer Stadium than Saturday afternoon as the opponent in Appalachian State’s hurricane-delayed, football home opener. Coming off a cancelled contest last weekend, when Southern Mississippi used every excuse necessary to back out of a scheduled non-conference encounter, the Mountaineers were firing on all.

Appalachian State Nearly Stuns The World Again, Battles Bravely But Falls In Overtime to Penn State, 45-38

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. — The one thing that Appalachian State needed from redshirt sophomore quarterback Zac Thomas in his first college start was a performance close to error free in the crucible of 105,232 fans Saturday at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium. Coming into the biggest game of his life, this Trusville, Alabama product had thrown.

CSJ’s 2018 Week 1 Game Preview: Kennesaw State at Georgia State

Kennesaw State at Georgia State When: Thursday, August 30, 7:00 PM EDT Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA TV/Streaming Coverage: ESPN+ (subscription req’d) Kennesaw Sate: CSJ’s 2018 Preview Capsule The Owls are only three years old as a program, but in that time head coach Brian Bohannon has built a team built for deep runs in the FCS Playoffs. Today they take.

CSJ Conference Preview: Sun Belt Conference

College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Sun Belt Conference, the second of our Group of Five Conference previews. It has been addition by subtraction for the Sun Belt Conference as two teams are out and the league now will be the last of the FBS conferences.

2018 College Football Previews: Troy Trojans

Troy Trojans Location: Troy, AL Coach: Neal Brown (25-13) 3rd Season Stadium: Veterans Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 30,402) CSJ Projections: 2nd: Sun Belt (2nd East Division) 3rd: Alabama 63rd: FBS 66th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Trojans won a share of the Sun Belt title after defeating Arkansas State in a thriller in the regular season finale.

2018 College Football Team Previews: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Location: Lafayette, LA Coach: Billy Napier (0-0) 1st Season Stadium: Cajun Field (Capacity: 41,426) CSJ Projections: 7th: Sun Belt (3rd West Division) 7th: Louisiana 118th: FBS 154th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: After a 5-7 overall record,Louisiana-Lafayette fired its head coach Mark Hudspeth, who led the Cajuns to five straight New Orleans Bowls.

ULL Scorched by App State, 63-14 As Mountaineers Clinch Share Of Sun Belt Conference Title

BOONE, N.C. — For the first two plays Saturday afternoon, things couldn’t have gone better for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in their battle for football bowl eligibility against first-place Appalachian State. Starting quarterback Jordan Davis scrambled for a season-long 47 yards on first down and then fired a 28-yard scoring strike to senior Devin Scott.

Appalachian State Resoundingly Becomes Bowl-Eligible After Near-Perfect 27-6 Win Over Georgia Southern

BOONE, N.C. — Just like Elle Woods in the movie “Legally Blonde,” the Appalachian State football team was looking forward to a perfect day Thursday against its arch-rival from Georgia Southern. Unlike Woods, the Mountaineers pulled off that accomplishment with their convincing 27-6 Sun Belt Conference victory over the winless Eagles before 23,110 fans and.

UMass Stuns Appalachian State In Double OT, 30-27

After playing just well enough to win several football games earlier this season, Appalachian State performed just poorly enough to lose 30-27 in double overtime Saturday at Massachusetts. Senior Logan Laurent kicked three field goals, including a 45-yarder to force extra time and a 36-yard boot in the second overtime period to lift UMass to.

CSJ’s HBCU Week 1 Games of the Week

Football season is once again upon us and the race for the Celebration Bowl and post season play is now on! Can anybody in the SWAC Challenge Grambling for the crown, will anyone in the MEAC challenge the North Carolina schools, and is this Tennessee State’s year to bust into the post season? This week.

2017 Season G5 FBS College Football Picks: Sun Belt Conference

CSJ’s Predicted Order of Finish Appalachian State Troy Arkansas State Idaho South Alabama Georgia Southern Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe New Mexico State Georgia State Texas State Coastal Carolina Appalachian State Fearless Forecast: The Mountaineers have a tremendous coach in Scott Satterfield, who is 28-10 in his tenure in Boone which includes two consecutive years of double-digit wins,.