CONWAY — Relating to Solar Belt Convention soccer, it would not get any larger than this.
On Saturday, undefeated and Fifteenth-ranked Coastal Carolina welcomes rival Appalachian State to Brooks Stadium, having by no means overwhelmed the Mountaineers in six tries.
CCU comes into the showdown with a 7-0 report, tying the convention report for finest begin to a season — a mark set by App State simply final season.
The Mountaineers are 6-1 on the season and have obtained votes within the AP Prime 25 ballot.
We are going to hold you abreast with all the important thing performs, inside info and commentary all through as we speak’s recreation slated to begin at midday.
After C.J. Brewer stopped Zac Thomas in need of a primary down, Staton was known as upon once more to kick one other FG. The kick was true, placing the Mountaineers up 20-15 with 10:55 to go within the third.
The drive, which went 69 yards in 7 performs and took 3:51 off the clock, was closely aided by a 62-yard cross from Thomas to WR Malik Williams, the longest cross play of the season for App State and the longest reception of Williams’ profession.
See ya! Grayson McCall activates the jets for a 62-yard TD, the longest run of his younger profession. McCall threw a cross to Isaiah Possible on the 2-point conversion, however Possible couldn’t attain the top zone, leaving the attempt unsuccessful. App State nonetheless up 17-15, lower than a minute passed by within the third.
At halftime, Grayson McCall is 5-for-8 with 119 yards and a TD cross. Senior RB CJ Marable leads the Chants in speeding with simply 10 yards on two carries. Junior Isaiah Possible leads the Chants in receiving with 106 yards on two catches and a rating.
App State QB Zac Thomas is 9-for-12 with 94 yards and a TD. RB Camerun Peoples leads the Mountaineers in speeding with 171 yards on 20 carries and a TD. Main in receiving is WR Christian Wells with two catches for 41 yards and a rating.
App State marches down the sector and caps off a 9-play, 84-yard drive that solely took 51 seconds with a 25-yard TD cross from Zac Thomas to WR Christian Wells. 17-9 Mountaineers heading into the half.
After a gang sack by CCU’s C.J. Brewer and Jeffrey Gunter on App State QB Zac Thomas, App’s Chandler Staton tried one other FG, this time knocking it via from 44-yards out. 10-9 ‘Eers with 4:57 to go earlier than the half.
After a strip sack from App State’s Demetrius Taylor that the Chants recovered, CCU needed to accept a 51-yard FG from Massimo Biscardi, which was good to present the Chants a 9-7 lead with 10:50 to go earlier than the half.
App State senior PK Chandler Staton was nicely brief on a 50-yard FG, and the kick was returned from the top zone to the CCU 40-yard-line by FR CB Manny Stokes Jr. with shades of the kick six from the 2013 Iron Bowl, minus the TD. Nonetheless 7-6 App State on the finish of 1.
Proper again atcha! On the primary play from scrimmage for the Chants, RS FR QB Grayson McCall finds junior TE Isaiah Possible for a 75-yard TD strike. Nevertheless, JR PK Massimo Biscardi missed the PAT. App State nonetheless leads 7-6 with 11:29 to go within the first.
It was the longest scoring play of the season for the Chants.
App State is on the board first. RB Camerun Peoples runs it in from one yard out. 7-0 Mountaineers with 11:40 to go within the first.
On the earlier play, CCU RS SR LB Silas Kelly pressured a Peoples fumble that was recovered by security Alex Spillum close to the aim line. The officers stated Peeples’ knee was down on the sector, and after a evaluate, they let the play stand.
That is the primary TD the Chants’ protection has allowed in 10 quarters.
We’re underway right here in Conway! App State received the coin toss and elected to obtain. The Mountaineers will begin from their very own 30.
With the postponement of the Clemson vs. Florida State recreation — introduced simply hours in the past — the CCU-App State recreation has been moved to ESPN.
Tailgating began early this morning, with loads of App State followers already tenting out in parking heaps round CCU’s campus.
Appalachian State comes into the competition with a well-oiled offense that facilities round its operating recreation.
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