Archive - Dec 4, 2010
Appalachian State quarterback DeAndre Presley rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns in the first half to help lift the Mountaineers over visiting Western Illinois, 42-14.
Presley finished the snowy contest with a career-best 264 rushing yards to add to a 417-yard ground game for the Mountaineers. With the win Appalachian State advances to face Villanova in the FCS football tournament. The Mountaineers will next host the Wildcats, who defeated No. 3 seeded Stephen F. Austin, 54-24. The round 3 FCS match-up will be played either Friday or Saturday.
âCaptainâ Morgan McLeod led the charge Friday for the St. Stephens Indians. McLeod scored a game-high 24 points in the Indiansâ 52-40 win at Bunker Hill in the first game of the 13th annual Bob Carraway Coaches vs. Cancer event.
âWe had a game plan set, and we saw the big man go down,â St. Stephens assistant coach Randy Dillingham said. âWe were joking and said when Morgan was a freshman, he didnât make the team. He doesnât have much athletic ability, but he busts his tail and thatâs what he does.â
Things didnât start out as planned forÂ Maiden on Friday night at Fred T. Foard. The Tigers quickly jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter, but a second half resurgence by Maidenâs fast-paced offense and stifling defense gave the Blue Devils a 57-45 come-from-behind win.
âWe got down early because we didnât move the ball well,â said Maiden head coach Doug Miller. âWe were just settling for 3s that werenât really there, but we came out in the second half with a whole new mentality.â