Tag: Taylor Lamb

App State Torches Georgia State 31-10 In Sun Belt Showdown

ATLANTA – Appalachian State was rested and motivated on Saturday afternoon at the former Turner Field and it showed as the Mountaineers torched Georgia State 31-10 in a Sun Belt Conference first-place showdown. Coming off a 17-day break since its 27-6 home victory over arch-rival Georgia Southern on Nov. 9, ASU overcame a few shaky […]

600th Win In Appalachian State History Doesn’t Come Easy In Come-From Behind 23-20 Win

Things had come with only a modicum of difficulty last season as Appalachian State marched to its share of the Sun Belt Conference football championship, but little has been easy about the Mountaineers’ attempt to retain its throne in 2017. That was illustrated again on Saturday afternoon as ASU rallied from a 20-0 deficit to […]

Mountaineers Nab Six Interceptions To Help Appalachian State Come Back To Beat New Mexico State, 45-31

Appalachian State knew it was facing a new and improved New Mexico State football team Saturday afternoon, the Mountaineers just didn’t know how much better and how hard it would be to put these hard-charging Aggies away. The Sun Belt Conference favorites from Boone needed a school-record six interceptions — three each from cornerbacks Tae […]

Wake Forest wide receiver Scotty Washington is tackled after a reception and run by App State linebacker Devan Stringer (28) on Saturday in Boone. (Andrew Dye/Winston-Salem Journal)

Scotty Washington’s FG Block Dooms Appalachian State, 20-19

BOONE, N.C. — A week ago, at Texas State, Appalachian State executed well enough on the final play of the game to escape with a 20-13 win. But the lack of precision in the final seconds on Saturday cost the Mountaineers dearly as Wake Forest’s 6-foot-5 Scotty Washington leaped and blocked Michael Rubino’s 44-yard field […]

Little Things Cost Appalachian State In 31-10 Loss to Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. — The neglect to execute the little things cost Appalachian State in a big way Saturday evening before 92,46 fans at Sanford Stadium as the Mountaineers lost 31-10 in their season-opening football game to No. 15-ranked Georgia. Freshman quarterback Jake Fromm (10-of-15 for 143 yards passing and one TD) sparked the Bulldogs off […]

Pleasant “Groundhogs’ Day” For App State In Camellia Bowl, Score 31 Points Again, This time In 31-28 Win Over Toledo

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Excuse Appalachian State’s football team for feeling like it was reliving Groundhogs’ Day all week in preparation for the Raycom-Camellia Bowl. But in the end, the Mountaineers took an eerily similar victory over Toledo to their 31-29 win against Ohio University here last year. Freshman Michael Rubino’s clutch, 39-yard field goal with […]

Mountaineers Score Workmanlike 35-10 Win Over Texas State

BOONE, N.C. — Earlier this week, Appalachian State quarterback Taylor Lamb reflected on the lessons that the Mountaineer football team had learned from last year’s unsuccessful run at a Sun Belt Conference championship. He insisted that his squad would have better focus as it faced underdog Texas State, before embarking on a potential title-settling showdown […]

Statesboro Blues Continue For Georgia Southern Against Appalachian Stae, Fall 34-10

STATESBORO, GA. — A local D.J. spun the Allman Brothers tune “Statesboro Blues” for tailgaters before Thursday night’s Sun Belt Conference football showdown between Appalachian State and Georgia Southern. And the GSU offense definitely had the blues after another dominating performance by the Mountaineer defense keyed ASU’s 34-10 victory before a Paulson Stadium crowd of […]

Mountaineers’ Answer To Idaho Was Blowing In the Wind, 37-19

  BOONE, N.C. — The answer for some Appalachian State football friends was blowing in the wind as the Mountaineers treated a homecoming crowd of 26,931 to a 37-19 victory over Idaho Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Struggling to finish drives in a contest peppered with exchanged field goals, a wind-blown pass from Idaho […]

Mountaineers Get First Shutout Of Season On ESPN2, Beat Ragin’ Cajuns 24-0

  LAFAYETTE, LA. — Appalachian State football players may have gotten a late start to the fall semester break, due to the first Wednesday night game in school history at Louisiana-Lafayette. But the Mountaineer offense was right on time in front of a national television audience on ESPN2, striking early and often on the way […]

Will Appalachian State Confidence Become Overconfidence Against Georgia State?

  BOONE, N.C. — Confidence can be an intriguing concept. Since the middle of the 2014 season, Appalachian State has gone 13-1 in Sun Belt Conference play and in the past two years, there hasn’t been a league team the Mountaineers have dominated so throughly as Georgia State. Two years ago, ASU played inhospitable hosts, […]

Mountaineers Hold Off Furious Akron Comeback, Prevail 45-38

  AKRON, Ohio — Quarterback Taylor Lamb personally challenged himself this week to play at a higher level as Appalachian State faced a key road battle at Akron. And with his father Bobby watching from the stands, the heady junior directed the Mountaineers to a 45-38 victory over the explosive Zips before 15,381 spectators at […]

Mountaineers Travel To Akron To Take On Powerful Zips Offense

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State knew heading into the 2016 college football season that it would be facing the toughest non-conference schedule in its history. And while the Mountaineers have slogged through the most difficult part of that journey with differing levels of success — from the missed opportunity of an overtime loss at Tennessee, […]

Game Of Opportunity Slips Past Appalachian State, Falls to The U, 45-10

      BOONE, N.C. — Another game of opportunity slipped through Appalachian State’s grasp on Saturday afternoon before a record-setting football crowd of 34,658 fans at Kidd Brewer Stadium and a national-television audience on ESPN. But this time, it was a pair of momentum-snuffing big plays at the beginning of both halves — instead […]

App State vs. Old Dominion 2016

App State Doesn’t Stumble, Delivers 31-7 Win over ODU

BOONE, N.C. — For anyone who considered Appalachian State’s home-opening football game against Old Dominion the prelude to next Saturday’s main event versus Miami, there might have been disappointment even with a 31-7 victory before 23,374 spectators at Kidd Brewer Stadium. But after last week’s heartbreaking overtime loss at Tennessee, the Mountaineers were grateful to […]