2006 Appalachian State Mountaineers football team

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2006 Appalachian State Mountaineers football
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National Champions
Southern Conference Champions
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #1[1]
2006 record 14–1 (7–0 Southern)
Head coach Jerry Moore (18th year)
Offensive coordinator Collaborative[2]
Offensive scheme Multiple Spread
Defensive coordinator John Wiley (16th year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Kidd Brewer Stadium
(Capacity: 16,650)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »

The 2006 Appalachian State Mountaineers football team represented Appalachian State University in the college football season of 2006–2007. The team was coached by Jerry Moore and the Mountaineers played their home games at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, North Carolina.[3]

The football team competes in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly I-AA, as a member of the Southern Conference.[4] Appalachian is the only university in North Carolina, public or private, to win a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national championship in football.[5] Appalachian won the 2005 Division I-AA Football Championship and repeated as FCS national champions in 2006.[6][7]


2006 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Appalachian State ^   7 0         14 1  
#12 Furman ^   6 1         8 4  
#23 Wofford   5 2         7 4  
The Citadel   4 3         5 6  
Elon   2 5         5 6  
Chattanooga   2 5         3 8  
Georgia Southern   2 5         3 8  
Western Carolina   0 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

Before the season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 6:00 p.m. at NC State* #1 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC L 23–10[8]   57,583
September 9 3:30 p.m. #12 James Madison* #1 Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC W 21–10[9]   23,814
September 16 3:30 p.m. Mars Hill* #2 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC W 41–0[10]   24,346
September 23 6:00 p.m. at Gardner–Webb* #2 Ernest W. Spangler StadiumBoiling Springs, NC ESPNU W 41–6[11]   8,490
September 30 3:30 p.m. Elondagger #2 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC W 45–21[12]   26,620
October 7 6:00 p.m. at Chattanooga #2 Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN W 56–21[13]   8,887
October 14 3:30 p.m. Wofford #2 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC W 14–7[14]   18,758
October 21 12:00 p.m. at Georgia Southern #1 Paulson StadiumStatesboro, GA SportSouth W 27–20[15] 2OT  19,438
October 28 3:30 p.m. #8 Furman #1 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (Black Saturday) SportSouth W 40–7[16]   24,447
November 4 3:30 p.m. The Citadel #1 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC W 42–13[17]   17,547
November 11 4:00 p.m. at Western Carolina #1 E. J. Whitmire StadiumCullowhee, NC (Battle for the Old Mountain Jug) W 31–9[18]   13,742
November 25 3:30 p.m. #13 Coastal Carolina* #1 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (FCS First Round) ESPNU W 45–28[19]   16,223
December 2 4:00 p.m. #18 Montana State* #1 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (FCS Quarterfinals) ESPN2 W 38–17[20]   15,116
December 9 4:00 p.m. #5 Youngstown State* #1 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (FCS Semifinals) ESPN W 49–24[21]   18,040
December 15 8:00 p.m. at #3 Massachusetts* #1 Finley Stadium • Chattanooga, TN (Division I Football Championship) ESPN2 W 28–17[22]   22,808
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

NC State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 7 0 3 0 10
NC State 9 7 7 0 23


James Madison[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
James Madison 3 0 7 0 10
Appalachian State 7 14 0 0 21


Mars Hill[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mars Hill 0 0 0 0 0
Appalachian State 13 14 7 7 41


Gardner–Webb[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 6 7 21 7 41
Gardner–Webb 3 0 0 3 6


Elon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Elon 0 7 7 7 21
Appalachian State 10 21 14 0 45


Chattanooga[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 14 21 14 7 56
Chattanooga 0 0 14 7 21


Wofford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wofford 0 0 7 0 7
Appalachian State 14 0 0 0 14


Georgia Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Appalachian State 0 3 7 7 3 7 27
Georgia Southern 0 7 3 7 3 0 20


Furman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Furman 7 0 0 0 7
Appalachian State 0 14 12 14 40


The Citadel[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
The Citadel 3 0 3 7 13
Appalachian State 7 14 14 7 42


Western Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 3 14 7 7 31
Western Carolina 0 0 2 7 9


Coastal Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Coastal Carolina 0 0 13 15 28
Appalachian State 17 14 7 7 45


Montana State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Montana State 0 10 7 0 17
Appalachian State 14 3 7 14 38


Youngstown State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Youngstown State 0 14 3 7 24
Appalachian State 7 21 7 14 49


Massachusetts[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 7 7 0 14 28
Massachusetts 7 0 7 3 17


Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Final
The Sports Network 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Southern Conference Coach of the Year (coaches and media)Jerry Moore
  • Southern Conference Roy M. "Legs" Hawley Offensive Player of the Year (media)Kevin Richardson
  • Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year (coaches) — Kevin Richardson
  • Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year (coaches)Marques Murrell
  • Southern Conference Freshman of the Year (coaches and media)Armanti Edwards
  • Southern Conference Jacobs Blocking TrophyKerry Brown

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

ASU Opp
Scoring 528 223
  Points per Game 35.2 14.9
First Downs 319 214
  Rushing 194 84
  Passing 107 111
  Penalty 18 19
Total Offense 6,265 4,154
  Avg per Play 6.2 4.4
  Avg per Game 417.7 276.9
Fumbles–Lost 34–16 27–13
Penalties–Yards 99–918 75–618
  Avg per Game 61.2 41.2
ASU Opp
Punts–Yards 56–2,075 92–3,405
  Avg per Punt 37.1 37.0
Time of Possession/Game 31:01 29:54
3rd Down Conversions 82 for 188 65 for 219
4th Down Conversions 15 for 25 9 for 28
Touchdowns Scored 71 27
Field Goals–Attempts 10–14 10–26
PAT–Attempts 70–71 25–25
Attendance 184,911 108,140
  Games/Avg per Game 9/20,546 5/21,628

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Opponents 32 45 73 70 3 223
Mountaineers 126 167 120 105 10 528

2006 statistics at GoASU

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "NCAA Sports Sponsorship". NCAA. Archived from the original on December 18, 2008. Retrieved December 10, 2008. 
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  16. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (October 28, 2006). "No. 1 Appalachian Rolls Past No. 8 Furman, 40-7, on Black Saturday". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  17. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (November 4, 2006). "Appalachian Clinches SoCon Title, Automatic Playoff Bid With 42-13 Win Over The Citadel". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
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