List of Appalachian State Mountaineers football seasons

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Graydon Eggers, pictured with his 1928 Appalachian State Normal School football team, was the first coach in school history.
The Mountaineer football team rushes the field prior to kickoff against the Georgia Southern Eagles on October 20, 2007.

This is a list of seasons completed by the Appalachian State Mountaineers football team of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).[1] The Mountaineers fielded their first team in 1928 under Graydon Eggers[2] and are currently coached by Scott Satterfield. The Mountaineers celebrate their 80th season in 2009 and have played over 800 games, appeared in nine bowl games, and participated in the FCS (formerly I-AA)[3] playoffs a total of 16 times.[4] Historically, Appalachian State has had a successful college football program, winning over 500 games.[5] In 1931 the Mountaineers joined the North State Conference and finished in first place under coach C. B. Johnson.[4] Kidd Brewer took over coaching duties of the Mountaineers from 1935 to 1938, winning another North State Conference championship. An All-American at Duke, Brewer's 1937 squad is best remembered for going unbeaten and unscored upon during the regular season, outscoring opponents 206–0 before losing a postseason game to the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss, 7–0.[2][6]

E. C. Duggins coached the Mountaineers from 1947–50 and again from 1952–55.[2] Appalachian State went to seven bowl games and won three North State Conference championships under Duggins.[4] After three coaches during a five year span, the Mountaineers got back to their winning ways under Jim Duncan, who coached for five years, 1960 to 1964, and won 31 games.[4] In 1961 the North State Conference became the Carolinas Conference and Appalachian State left after the 1967 season to play as an independent for four years. Jim Brakefield was hired as head coach in 1971, vacating the same position he held at Wofford.[2] A year later, in 1972, Appalachian State accepted an invitation into the Southern Conference. Credited as overseeing the transition into Division I football, Brakefield had his most successful season in 1975, guiding the Mountaineers to wins over East Carolina, Wake Forest, and South Carolina.[7]

Appalachian State won the first of nine Southern Conference championships in 1986 under Sparky Woods, who also led the Mountaineers into the playoffs for the first time.[2] Another conference championship and playoff appearance followed in 1987. Woods won the Wallace Wade Coach of the Year Award three straight years in 1985, 1986, and 1987, becoming the only coach in conference history to do so.[8] Woods left to coach South Carolina after five years and Jerry Moore was hired as the Mountaineer's 19th coach in 1989. Moore is the winningest coach in conference history,[9] and under his leadership the Mountaineers have won seven conference championships. In addition, the Mountaineers have posted nineteen winning campaigns to go with one losing season during his tenure, allowing Moore to claim Southern Conference Coach of the Year honors a record six times.[10] He was also the 2006 recipient of the Eddie Robinson Award, presented to the division's most outstanding coach.[11] Under the stewardship of Moore, players such as two-time Buck Buchanan Award winner Dexter Coakley have gone on to play in the National Football League.

Appalachian State became the first team since the playoffs began in 1978 to win three straight national titles in 2005,[12] 2006,[13] and 2007,[14] and the first team to accomplish the feat since Army in 1944, 1945, and 1946.[15] They are also the first Division I school in modern times to claim three straight undisputed national titles.[16] On September 1, 2007, in what was hailed as one of the biggest upsets in United States sports history,[17][18] the Mountaineers shocked the fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines, 34–32. The win helped Applachian State become the first FCS team to ever receive votes in the final Associated Press (AP) college football poll on January 8, 2008.[19] The Mountaineers received five points in the poll, tying South Florida for 34th.[20] The conclusion of the 2008 season saw quarterback Armanti Edwards win Appalachian's first Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the most outstanding offensive player.[21]

Seasons[edit]

Legend

     National Champions[22][23]
     Conference Champions[24]
     ^ Bowl game berth[25]
     * Playoff berth[26]

Season Coach Conference Season results Bowl[27]/Playoff result Final ranking
Conference finish Wins Losses Ties NCAA/TSN Poll[28] Coaches Poll[29]
Appalachian State Mountaineers
1928 Graydon Eggers Independent 3 6 0
1929 C. B. Johnson Independent 4 1 3
1930 Independent 8 2 1
1931 North State 1st 9 2 2
1932 North State 2nd 5 4 1
1933 Eugene Garbee North State N/A[30] 7 2 0
1934 North State N/A[30] 3 4 1
1935 Kidd Brewer North State N/A[30] 5 2 2
1936 North State 2nd 8 1 0
1937^ North State 1st 8 1 1 Lost Doll and Toy Charity Game vs. Southern Mississippi, 7–0
1938^ North State 2nd 9 1 0 Won Unnamed Bowl vs. Moravian, 20–0
1939 Flucie Stewart North State 1st 7 1 2
1940 R. W. "Red" Watkins North State 3rd 6 4 0
1941 North State 4th 4 5 0
1942 Beattie Feathers North State 3rd 5 2 1
1943 Appalachian State did not play football during the 1943 and 1944 seasons because of World War II
1944
1945 Francis Hoover North State 3rd 1 6 0
1946 Flucie Stewart North State 2nd 6 3 0
1947 E. C. Duggins North State 2nd 9 1 0
1948^ North State 1st 8 1 1 Lost Burley Bowl vs. West Chester State, 7–2
1949^ North State 2nd 9 3 0 Won Pythian Bowl vs. Catawba, 21–7
1950^ North State 1st 9 2 1 Lost Burley Bowl vs. Emory & Henry, 26–6
Lost Pythian Bowl vs. West Liberty, 28–26
1951 Press Mull North State 4th 6 3 0
1952 E. C. Duggins North State 5th 2 6 1
1953 North State 4th 6 4 0
1954^ North State 1st 8 3 0 Won Burley Bowl vs. East Tennessee State, 27–13
Lost Elks Bowl vs. Newberry, 20–13
1955^ North State 4th 6 5 0 Lost Burley Bowl vs. East Tennessee State, 7–0
1956 Bob Broome North State 3rd 3 6 0
1957 North State 5th 4 6 0
1958 North State 2nd 6 4 0
1959 Bob Breitenstein North State 2nd 6 4 0
1960 Jim Duncan North State 2nd 8 2 0
1961 Carolinas 2nd 7 3 0
1962 Carolinas 3rd 4 4 2
1963 Carolinas 3rd 6 3 0
1964 Carolinas 2nd 6 3 0
1965 Carl Messere Carolinas 5th 5 5 0
1966 Carolinas 7th 3 6 1
1967 Carolinas 2nd 7 3 0
1968 Independent 8 2 0
1969 Independent 6 5 0
1970 Independent 5 5 0
1971 Jim Brakefield Independent 7 3 1
1972 Southern 8th 5 5 1
1973 Southern 5th 3 7 1
1974 Southern 2nd 6 5 0
1975 Southern 3rd 8 3 0
1976 Southern 3rd 6 4 1
1977 Southern 6th 2 9 0
1978 Southern 3rd 7 4 0
1979 Southern 5th 3 8 0
1980 Mike Working Southern 3rd 6 4 1
1981 Southern 7th 3 7 1
1982 Southern 4th 4 7 0
1983 Mack Brown Southern 4th 6 5 0
1984 Sparky Woods Southern 7th 4 7 0
1985 Southern 2nd 8 3 0 12
1986* Southern 1st 9 2 1 First Round Division I-AA playoffs[31] 5
1987* Southern 1st 11 3 0 Semifinals Division I-AA playoffs[31] 2
1988 Southern 4th 6 4 1
1989* Jerry Moore Southern 2nd 9 3 0 First Round Division I-AA playoffs[31] 7
1990 Southern 2nd 6 5 0
1991* Southern 1st 8 4 0 First Round Division I-AA playoffs[31] 10
1992* Southern 2nd 7 5 0 First Round Division I-AA playoffs[31] 16
1993 Southern 4th 4 7 0
1994* Southern 2nd 9 4 0 Quarterfinals Division I-AA playoffs[31] 9
1995* Southern 1st 12 1 0 Quarterfinals Division I-AA playoffs[31] 5
1996 Southern 4th 7 4 [32] 22
1997 Southern 2nd 7 4 22
1998* Southern 2nd 10 3 Quarterfinals Division I-AA playoffs[31] 6
1999* Southern T–1st 9 3 First Round Division I-AA playoffs[31] T–9
2000* Southern 2nd 10 4 Semifinals Division I-AA playoffs[31] 4
2001* Southern 2nd 9 4 Quarterfinals Division I-AA playoffs[31] 4
2002* Southern 2nd 8 4 First Round Division I-AA playoffs[31] 10
2003 Southern 2nd 7 4
2004 Southern T–3rd 6 5
2005* Southern 1st 12 3 Won NCAA Division I Football Championship vs. Northern Iowa Panthers, 21–16[12] 1
2006* Southern 1st 14 1 Won NCAA Division I Football Championship vs. Massachusetts Minutemen, 28–17[13] 1
2007* Southern T–1st 13 2 Won NCAA Division I Football Championship vs. Delaware Blue Hens, 49–21[14] 1 1
2008* Southern 1st 11 3 Quarterfinals Division I FCS playoffs[33] 5 5
2009* Southern 1st 11 3 Semifinals Division I FCS playoffs 3 3
2010* Southern T–1st 10 3 Quarterfinals Division I FCS playoffs 4 4
2011* Southern T–2nd 8 4 Second Round Division I FCS playoffs 12 11
2012* Southern T–1st 8 4 Second Round Division I FCS playoffs 9 8
2013 Scott Satterfield Southern 7th 4 8
Total 541 298 28 (only includes regular season games)
3 6 (only includes bowl games; 9 appearances)
24 17 (only includes playoff games; 20 appearances)
568 321 28 (all games)
Denotes a tie for first place and conference co-champion

Playoff results[edit]

When Division I-AA was formed for football in 1978, the playoffs included just four teams, doubling to eight teams in its fourth season of 1981. In 1982 the I-AA playoffs were expanded to 12 teams, with each of the top four seeds receiving a first-round bye and a home game in the quarterfinals. In its ninth season of 1986, the I-AA playoffs were expanded again, to the present 16-team format, requiring four post-season victories to win the title. In April 2008 the NCAA announced that the playoff field will again expand to include 20 teams beginning in 2010.[34]

Results
1986 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Lost First Round vs. Nicholls State, 28–26
1987 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Won First Round vs. Richmond, 20–3
Won Quarterfinal vs. Georgia Southern, 19–0
Lost Semifinal vs. Marshall, 24–10
1989 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Lost First Round vs. Middle Tennessee, 24–21
1991 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Lost First Round vs. Eastern Kentucky, 14–13
1992 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Lost First Round vs. Middle Tennessee, 35–10
1994 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Won First Round vs. New Hampshire, 17–10 (OT)
Lost Quarterfinal vs. Boise State, 17–14
1995 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Won First Round vs. James Madison, 31–24
Lost Quarterfinal vs. Stephen F. Austin, 27–17
1998 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Won First Round vs. Tennessee State, 45–31
Lost Quarterfinal vs. Northwestern State, 31–20
1999 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Lost First Round vs. Florida A&M, 44–29
2000 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Won First Round vs. Troy, 33–30
Won Quarterfinal vs. Western Kentucky, 17–14
Lost Semifinal vs. Montana, 19–16 (OT)
2001 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Won First Round vs. William & Mary, 40–27
Lost Quarterfinal vs. Georgia Southern, 38–24
2002 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Lost First Round vs. Maine, 14–13
2005 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs
Won First Round vs. Lafayette, 34–23
Won Quarterfinal vs. Southern Illinois, 38–24
Won Semifinal vs. Furman, 29–23
Won Championship vs. Northern Iowa, 21–16
2006 NCAA Division I FCS playoffs
Won First Round vs. Coastal Carolina, 45–28
Won Quarterfinal vs. Montana State, 38–17
Won Semifinal vs. Youngstown State, 49–24
Won Championship vs. Massachusetts, 28–17
2007 NCAA Division I FCS playoffs
Won First Round vs. James Madison, 28–27
Won Quarterfinal vs. Eastern Washington, 38–35
Won Semifinal vs. Richmond, 55–35
Won Championship vs. Delaware, 49–21
2008 NCAA Division I FCS playoffs
Won First Round vs. South Carolina State, 37–21
Lost Quarterfinal vs. Richmond, 33–13
2009 NCAA Division I FCS playoffs
Won First Round vs. South Carolina State, 20–13
Won Quarterfinal vs. Richmond, 35–31
Lost Semifinal vs. Montana, 24–17
2010 NCAA Division I FCS playoffs
First Round Bye
Won Second Round vs. Western Illinois, 42–14
Lost Quarterfinal vs. Villanova, 42–24
2011 NCAA Division I FCS playoffs
First Round Bye
Lost Second Round vs. Maine, 34–12
2012 NCAA Division I FCS playoffs
First Round Bye
Lost Second Round vs. Illinois State, 38–37 (OT)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Division I-A, I-AA and I-AAA designations were confusing and as a result, misapplied by the public, boosters and media when referring not only to their local football programs but also to other sports such as basketball. The Division I Board of Directors, composed of Division I presidents and chancellors voted on the change in August 2006. The Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly I-A) includes those programs that compete in an effort to participate in the postseason bowl system. The NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) includes those programs that compete in an effort to participate in the NCAA championship postseason structure (one of the 88 NCAA national championships). NCAA.org
  2. ^ a b c d e Flynn, Mike (2008). 2008 Appalachian Football: All-Time Coaching Records. Appalachian Sports Information. p. 182. 
  3. ^ On August 1, 1973 the NCAA's membership was divided into three legislative and competitive divisions at the first special convention ever held. All major schools were reclassified as Division I and other schools were divided into Divisions II and III. Roman numerals were chosen to be used rather than the Arabic 1, 2, 3. Five years later, Division I members voted to create subclassifications I-A, I-AA, and I-AAA for the sport of football. The major difference (at this point) besides sponsorship is the amount of scholarships allotted. I-A gets 85, I-AA gets 63, and I-AAA is for institutions that do not sponsor football. Only NCAA Division I is divided into subclassifications and only in the sport of football.
  4. ^ a b c d Flynn, Mike (2008). 2008 Appalachian Football: All-Time Results. Appalachian Sports Information. pp. 187–193. 
  5. ^ David Scott (2005-10-29). "Best of the Carolinas/Carolinas' No. 1". Charotte Observer. 
  6. ^ Flynn, Mike (2008). 2008 Appalachian Football: Kidd Brewer Stadium. Appalachian Sports Information. p. 194. 
  7. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (2004-04-25). "Stuart Wins Brakefield Academic Award". GoASU. 
  8. ^ Flynn, Mike (2008). 2008 Appalachian Football: Honors and Awards. Appalachian Sports Information. pp. 158–59. 
  9. ^ Flynn, Mike (2008). 2008 Appalachian Football: Coaches and Staff. Appalachian Sports Information. p. 34. 
  10. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (2008-11-25). "Mountaineers Sweep SoCon's Major Awards, Place 14 on All-Conference Teams". GoASU. 
  11. ^ "Jerry Moore wins 2006 Eddie Robinson Award". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  12. ^ a b Elizabeth A. Davis (2005-12-16). "Appalachian State takes fumble and I-AA title from N. Iowa". USA Today. 
  13. ^ a b "Appalachian State defeats UMass to repeat as I-AA champs". ESPN. 2006-12-15. 
  14. ^ a b "Months after Michigan upset, Appalachian State completes FCS 3-peat". ESPN. 2007-12-14. 
  15. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (2007-12-14). "Thrice is Nice: Apps Rout Delaware For Third-Straight National Title". GoASU. 
  16. ^ Army's three consecutive national titles were all split championships. The only other Division I school to claim three consecutive national titles in the 20th century was Minnesota, with a consensus title in 1934 and split titles in 1935 and 1936. The last school with three consecutive undisputed national titles in Division I or its predecessors was Yale, retroactively designated by the Helms Athletic Foundation as national champions in 1886 through 1888. For sourced lists of past national champions in Division I FBS and its predecessors, see NCAA Division I FBS National Football Championship.
  17. ^ Dan Wetzel (2007-09-01). "Hail to the victors". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  18. ^ Stewart Mandel (2007-09-01). "The Mother of All Upsets". CNNSI. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  19. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (2008-01-08). "Mountaineer Football Notebook: ASU Receives Votes in Final AP Poll". GoASU. 
  20. ^ Associated Press (2008-01-08). "2007 NCAA Football Rankings - Final (January 8)". ESPN. 
  21. ^ "Armanti Edwards wins 2008 Walter Payton Award". The Sports Network. 2007-12-18. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  22. ^ Appalachian competes in the Football Championship Subdivision of Division I.
  23. ^ The Mountaineers have won three national championships at the FCS (formerly I-AA) level.
  24. ^ The North State Conference became the Carolinas Conference in 1961.
  25. ^ The yellow color is used only when Appalachian State reaches a bowl but does not hold a share in the conference title. In any case that Appalachian State has a share of the conference championship, the green color is used.
  26. ^ The blue color is used only when Appalachian State receives a playoff berth but does not hold a share in the conference title. In any case that Appalachian State has a share of the conference championship, the green color is used.
  27. ^ Appalachian played in 9 regional/college division bowls. Locations included: Biloxi, MS, Winston-Salem, NC, Salisbury, NC, Raleigh, NC and Johnson City, TN.
  28. ^ Since the 1978 split in divisions, the NCAA, or more recently, The Sports Network Poll has been the major poll at the FCS level. No polls for Appalachian are available prior to 1982 when the Mountaineers began I-AA play.
  29. ^ The FCS Coaches Poll was introduced in 2007. Therefore, polls for prior seasons do not exist.
  30. ^ a b c The 1933, 1934, and 1935 conference records are listed with results of 1–0–0, 1–0–0 and 1–0–1, respectively. However, no place finish is given.
  31. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 1978 to Present Playoff Brackets
  32. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible.
  33. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (2008-12-06). "Seven Turnovers Doom Apps in 33-13 Loss to Richmond". GoASU. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  34. ^ The Sports Network (2008-04-25). "NCAA approves playoff expansion to 20 teams for 2010". 

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • GoASU.com - Official Appalachian State Mountaineers football website