Sunday, December 9, 2007

Appalachian State Goes for Title

Okay, I'm sure some people are well aware of the fact that App. State is going to be playing for the national title next weekend. Their QB, Armanti Edwards, ran for over 300 yards in the semifinal game. In fact, he ran for 313 - Michigan fans will remember that is the same total that Tim Biakabatuka ran for against OSU in 1995. They are going up against Delaware. This matchup gives App. State's season a bit of symmetry. You see, here is their first victim of the year:

And here are the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens, their opponent for next weekend's Div. 1-AA championship game.

Look familiar? The Appalachian State Mountaineers will again be facing the winged helmets. Other than the shade of blue and the font used for the numbers, they look pretty much the same. This bodes well for the Mountaineers.

Back to Armanti Edwards for a minute. In case you haven't heard yet - he had an all-timer of a game on Friday night in App. State's semi-final game against Richmond. Check out this stat line:

Rushing: 31 carries for 313 yards and 4 TDs

Passing: 14-for-16 for 192 yards and 3 TDs.

The dude is a stud. If for no other reason than to have his awesome name on the roster, I hope an NFL team gives him a shot to play somewhere on the field when he graduates. He played WR in HS up until his senior year, so that's probably where he'll end up in the NFL. He 6'-0", 175 lb - probably too small for an NFL QB. And he's only a sophomore. I might have to have weekly Armanti Edwards updates next season if he keeps this up.

Anyway, I'll be rooting for the Mountaineers to pull off the victory and capture the championship next weekend. Go Appalachian State.


Mike said...

I saw those numbers. That guy is indeed a stud. He's gotta find a place on someone's NFL roster. If only to be a running back. Look at what teams want from RB's these days. This guy can seemingly do it all.

Anonymous said...

The fact that Delaware wear the winged helmet and sort-of Michigan colors puts the whole thing into the sublime.