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2007 Appalachian State Mountaineers football
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National Champions
Southern Conference Co-Champions
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #1[1]
FCS Coaches #1[2]
2007 record 13–2 (5–2 Southern)
Head coach Jerry Moore (19th year)
Offensive coordinator Collaborative[3]
Offensive scheme Multiple Spread
Defensive coordinator John Wiley (17th year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Kidd Brewer Stadium
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »

The 2007 Appalachian State Mountaineers football team represented Appalachian State University in the college football season of 2007–2008. The team was coached by Jerry Moore and the Mountaineers played their home games at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, North Carolina.[4]

The football team competes in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly I-AA, as a member of the Southern Conference. Appalachian is the only university in North Carolina, public or private, to win a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national championship in football.[5] The Mountaineers won the 2005 Division I-AA Football Championship and repeated as FCS national champions in 2006 and 2007.[6][7][8] They also captured a third consecutive Southern Conference Southern Conference title.[9]

The team is one of only four from its division to ever defeat a team ranked in the Associated Press Poll (the others being Cincinnati in 1983,[10][11] James Madison in 2010 and Eastern Washington in 2013), in a game that was hailed as one of the biggest upsets in the history of American sports.[12][13] Additionally, two players from the 2007 team were selected in the 2008 NFL Draft: wide receiver Dexter Jackson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and safety Corey Lynch (Cincinnati Bengals).


2007 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Appalachian State §^   5 2         13 2  
#6 Wofford §^   5 2         9 4  
#17 Georgia Southern   4 3         7 4  
#23 Elon   4 3         7 4  
The Citadel   4 3         7 4  
Furman   4 3         6 5  
Chattanooga   2 5         2 9  
Western Carolina   0 7         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – 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 1 12:00 p.m. at #5 FBS Michigan* #1 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Only second win by a FCS team over a ranked FBS team) BTN W 34–32   109,218
September 8 3:30 p.m. Lenoir–Rhyne* #1 Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC W 48–7   28,802
September 15 3:30 p.m. Northern Arizona* #1 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC W 34–21   27,104
September 22 3:00 p.m. at #13 Wofford #1 Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC SportSouth L 42–31   11,042
September 29 1:30 p.m. at #24 Elon #5 Rhodes StadiumElon, NC W 49–32   13,100
October 6 2:30 p.m. Gardner–Webb*dagger #5 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC W 45–7   27,428
October 20 3:30 p.m. Georgia Southern #5 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (Black Saturday) MASN L 38–35   28,202
October 27 3:00 p.m. at Furman #10 Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC SportSouth W 34–27   13,811
November 3 2:00 p.m. at The Citadel #9 Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 45–25   19,697
November 10 3:30 p.m. Western Carolina #7 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (Battle for the Old Mountain Jug) ESPNU W 79–35   27,977
November 17 3:30 p.m. Chattanooga #6 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC SportSouth W 37–17   23,328
November 24 12:00 p.m. #12 James Madison* #5 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (FCS First Round) CSS W 28–27   14,040
December 1 12:00 p.m. #14 Eastern Washington* #5 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (FCS Quarterfinals) ESPNGP W 38–35   16,947
December 7 8:00 p.m. #6 Richmond* #5 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (FCS Semifinals) ESPN2 W 55–35   24,140
December 14 8:00 p.m. #13 Delaware* #5 Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN (Division I Football Championship) ESPN2 W 49–21   23,010
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 7 21 3 3 34
Michigan 14 3 9 6 32
Appalachian State's victory over the Michigan Wolverines was only the second time a team ranked in the AP poll has ever been defeated by a Division I FCS (formerly I-AA) team

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The 2007 Appalachian State-Michigan game was a college football game held on September 1 at Michigan Stadium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It pitted the homestanding Michigan Wolverines against the two-time defending champions of the Division I FCS, the Appalachian State Mountaineers. In what was hailed as one of the biggest upsets in the history of American sports,[12][13] the Mountaineers shocked the fifth-ranked Wolverines 34–32. It is believed to be only the second win ever by a team in Division I FCS (still frequently known by its former name of Division I-AA) over a ranked team in Division I FBS (formerly Division I-A) since the NCAA split its Division I into two football subdivisions in 1978.[14]

Lenoir–Rhyne[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lenoir–Rhyne 0 0 0 7 7
Appalachian State 21 17 10 0 48

The Mountaineers returned home after the Michigan win for their first contest at Kidd Brewer Stadium against Division II Lenoir–Rhyne on September 8.[15] In front of a record crowd of 28,802, senior quarterback Trey Elder started the game, filling in for an injured Armanti Edwards, and threw for 210 yards and rushed for 90 more.[15] The Mountaineers scored touchdowns on their first five possessions en route to racking up 403 yards of offense. The Bears were limited to 195 total yards. Freshman linebacker D. J. Smith lead the defense with 12 tackles. With the win, the Mountaineers extended their Division I leading win streak to 16 games and their home winning streak to 28 games.[15]

Northern Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Northern Arizona 3 3 7 8 21
Appalachian State 0 14 6 14 34

A crowd of 27,104 packed Kidd Brewer Stadium to see the Mountaineers put up 429 yards of offense in a win over Northern Arizona. The win was the 17th straight overall and 29th straight home victory.[16] Trey Elder, starting in place of an injured Armanti Edwards, accounted for 298 yards. Running back Kevin Richardson set a career high with seven receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns.[16] Lumberjack quarterback Lance Kriesien paced the Northern Arizona offense with 171 passing and 129 rushing yards.

Wofford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 0 14 3 14 31
Wofford 7 7 14 14 42

A crowd of 11,042, the fourth largest in Gibbs Stadium history, saw the Terriers end the Mountaineers Division I leading winning streak at 17 games, 42–31.[17] The Terriers outgained the Mountaineers 431 to 320 in total yardage with running back Kevious Johnson accounting for 104 rushing yards. Armanti Edwards, starting in his first game since the Michigan win, re-injured his shoulder at the start of the second half.[18] Trey Elder replaced Edwards and threw for 105 and rushed for 33 yards. Senior wide receiver Hans Batichon had a career high six receptions for 93 yards. The only other bright spot for the Mountaineers was CoCo Hillary's 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter.[18]

Elon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 7 7 7 28 49
Elon 10 0 7 15 32

The Mountaineers moved to 15–0 when running back Kevin Richardson rushes for 100 or more yards, with a 49–32 win over Elon.[19] The crowd of 13,100 was the largest in Rhodes Stadium history.[19] Appalachian outgained Elon 526 to 371 yards with 356 yards coming from a potent ground attack. The Mountaineer defense also played an impressive game, sacking Elon freshman quarterback Scott Riddle five times. Corey Lynch blocked a Phoenix punt in second quarter and had an interception late in the game to help seal the victory.

Gardner–Webb[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gardner–Webb 7 0 0 0 7
Appalachian State 7 28 7 3 45

A record homecoming crowd of 27,428 witnessed the Mountaineers rout the Bulldogs of Gardner–Webb 45–7.[20] Kevin Richardson's four second-quarter touchdowns put the game away early. On the day, the Mountaineers outgained the Bulldogs 466–211 in total yardage to extend their home-winning streak to 30 games.[20]

Georgia Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia Southern 21 10 0 7 38
Appalachian State 14 3 3 15 35

Appalachian State suffered its second loss of the year in a heartbreaking defeat to the Eagles of Georgia Southern, 38–35.[21] The loss also ended the 30 game home winning streak compiled by the Mountaineers since a playoff defeat to Maine in 2002. The Eagles were led by future Walter Payton Award winner Jayson Foster. Foster lined up as quarterback, running back, and wide receiver and finished with 14 passing, 175 rushing and 41 receiving yards.[21] Armanti Edwards made only his third start of the season, and first since September 22, and became the first quarterback in Appalachian history to rush for over 200 yards. Trailing 38–20 with less than eight minutes left to play, a furious Mountaineer rally came up short as Edwards fell one yard shy of converting on fourth down.

Furman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 14 10 7 3 34
Furman 7 0 10 10 27

Rebounding from the loss against Georgia Southern, the Mountaineers held on to defeat the Furman Paladins 34–27 in Greenville, South Carolina.[22] The Mountaineers jumped out to a 24–7 lead at halftime only to see the Paladins roar back with 20 points in the second half. Appalachian rolled up 511 yards of offense with Armanti Edwards finishing with 337 total yards and Kevin Richardson adding 124 yards on 21 carries. Richardson become just the second player in ASU history with 4,000 career rushing yards.[22] The game was sealed on a late Corey Lynch interception on the goal line.

The Citadel[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 10 21 0 14 45
The Citadel 7 7 10 0 24

Armanti Edwards rushed for a school record of 291 yards, leading the Mountaineers to a 45–24 victory over The Citadel Bulldogs in Johnson Hagood Stadium.[23] The victory moved the Mountaineers into a virtual tie for first place with Wofford.

Western Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Western Carolina 7 14 0 14 35
Appalachian State 17 28 13 21 79

The Mountaineers had their highest offensive output in 71 years in a 79–35 rout over the Catamounts of Western Carolina.[24] The crowd of 27,977 was the largest to ever witness the Battle for the Old Mountain Jug.[25] The victory gave the Mountaineers a 53–18–1 series lead over their archrivals from Cullowhee and a 24–6 advantage since the introduction of the Old Mountain Jug. Appalachian's 743 yards of offense was the second highest in school history after the 788 gained in a 115–0 win against Piedmont in 1936.[25] Kevin Richardson rushed for a career high 215 yards and Armanti Edwards added 295 through the air. The Mountaineers also had a season high four interceptions and were never forced to punt.[25]

Chattanooga[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chattanooga 7 10 0 0 17
Appalachian State 21 0 0 16 37

Kevin Richard became the Appalachian's all-time leading rusher, breaking John Settle's record, in a 37–17 victory over the Chattanooga Mocs.[26] The Mountaineers also claimed a share of the Southern Conference title, their third straight.

James Madison[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
James Madison 7 7 6 7 27
Appalachian State 0 19 0 9 28

A forced fumble with 22 seconds left in the game gave the Mountaineers a 28–27 win over James Madison.[27] The Dukes controlled the game in practically every statistical category, most notably the time of possession, which was over 40 minutes. James Madison's quarterback, Rodney Landers, led the dukes with 253 yards of total offense. Armanti Edwards accounted for 258 total yards of offense for the Mountaineers.[27] The Mountaineers were down 27–22 with less than two minutes remaining in the game and facing fourth down. Edwards found the end zone after completing a pass to Devon Moore to put the Mountaineers ahead 28–27. On the ensuing possession, the Dukes drove 62 yards down the field to put themselves within easy field goal range. James Madison head coach Mickey Matthews made the decision to run one more play which resulted in a fumble. Defensive end Gary Tharrington knocked the ball from the grasp of the Dukes' running back, Jamal Sullivan, and it was recovered by linebacker Pierre Banks to give the Mountaineers an improbable win in front of 14,040 fans at Kidd Brewer Stadium.[27]

Eastern Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eastern Washington 0 7 14 14 35
Appalachian State 7 14 10 7 38

Armanti Edwards accounted for 347 yards of offense and three touchdowns in leading the Mountaineers to a 38–35 victory over the Eastern Washington Eagles.[28] Safety Corey Lynch led the defense with an interception, fumble recovery and a blocked field goal in limiting Eastern Washington's passing attack by more than 120 yards off their season average.[28] The victory tied the Mountaineers with the Eagles of Georgia Southern as the only two programs to have 10 consecutive postseason wins in contiguous years.[29]

Richmond[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Richmond 7 14 14 0 35
Appalachian State 21 14 7 13 55

A record FCS postseason crowd of 24,140 packed Kidd Brewer Stadium to see the Mountaineers defeat the Richmond Spiders 55–35 on December 7, 2007.[30] Armanti Edwards racked up 313 yards on the ground, setting an NCAA Division I record for rushing by a quarterback in the win.[30] He accounted for seven touchdowns (four rushing and three passing) and 495 of the Mountaineers 617 total yards. Appalachian jumped out to an early 35–14 lead only to see the Spiders tie up the game in the third quarter. The Mountaineers responded with 20 straight points capped with an incerception by senior safety Corey Lynch. With the win, Appalachian became just the fifth program in FCS history to advance to three-consecutive national title games, joining Eastern Kentucky (1979–82), Georgia Southern (1988–90 and 1998–2000), Marshall (1991–93) and Youngstown State (1991–94).[30]

Delaware[edit]

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

Entering their third consecutive national championship game, the Mountaineers were looking to become the first team to win three in a row at the FCS (I-AA) level since the playoffs began in 1978.[31] The Blue Hens of Delaware stood in the way of history. Senior running back Kevin Richardson led the way for the Mountaineers with 111 yards rushing and 27 receiving, finishing his career as Appalachian's all-time leading rusher with 4,797 yards.[32] Accounting for three passing touchdowns, Armanti Edwards threw for 198 yards and rushed for another 98.[32] The Blue Hens offensive attack was paced by future National Football League first round draft pick Joe Flacco at quarterback, who threw for 334 yards and one touchdown. Trey Elder, in his last game in black and gold, finished the scoring for the Mountaineers with a 53-yard scamper to make the score 49–14. Armanti Edwards finished the season with 1,948 yards passing and 1,587 yards rushing.[32] He was 52 passing yards short of becoming only the second player in NCAA history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 twice.[32] The record attendance of 23,010 on hand at Finley Stadium was the largest neutral site crowd for the NCAA Division I Championship Game.[32]

Roster[edit]

2007 Appalachian State Mountaineers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Jackson, DexterDexter Jackson Sr
WR 3 Batichon, HansHans Batichon Sr
WR 7 Hill, JamesJames Hill Jr
WR 8 Quick, BrianBrian Quick Fr
QB 10 Stewart, HunterHunter Stewart So
WR 12 Courman, T. J.T. J. Courman Jr
QB 14 Edwards, ArmantiArmanti Edwards So
QB 15 Elder, TreyTrey Elder Sr
WR 16 Hillary, CoCoCoCo Hillary Fr
WR 17 Cline, MattMatt Cline Fr
WR 19 Washington, TavarisTavaris Washington So
RB 20 Moore, DevonDevon Moore So
RB 21 Welton, RobertRobert Welton Fr
RB 26 Long, RichardRichard Long Fr
DB 27 Rider, ShawnShawn Rider Fr
RB 28 Richardson, KevinKevin Richardson Sr
WR 33 Johnson, JoshJosh Johnson So
TE 35 Hennessee, TreyTrey Hennessee Jr
WR 37 Elder, BlakeBlake Elder Fr
RB 44 Baker, CedricCedric Baker Fr
OL 50 Sloan, NickNick Sloan Fr
OL 57 Irvin, BrettBrett Irvin Fr
OL 60 Coley, BradBrad Coley Jr
OL 61 Acitelli, MarioMario Acitelli So
OL 62 Thomas, XanXan Thomas Fr
OL 63 Kilgore, DanielDaniel Kilgore Fr
OL 64 Frye, OrryOrry Frye Fr
OL 66 Suttle, ScottScott Suttle Sr
OL 67 Holt, JohnJohn Holt Sr
OL 70 Ruff, MattMatt Ruff Fr
OL 71 Mills, PatPat Mills Fr
OL 72 Bieschke, JonathanJonathan Bieschke Jr
OL 73 Harris, CorbettCorbett Harris Fr
OL 75 Guy, DavidDavid Guy Fr
OL 76 Brown, KerryKerry Brown Sr
OL 77 Newton, JacobJacob Newton Fr
OL 79 Blackwood, LarryLarry Blackwood Sr
WR 80 King, BenBen King Fr
WR 81 McKnight, ClayClay McKnight Jr
WR 82 Johnson, JoshJosh Johnson Sr
RB 83 Smith, JoshJosh Smith Fr
TE 84 Jorden, BenBen Jorden Fr
WR 85 Frazier, B. J.B. J. Frazier Fr
WR 86 Norman, Jim BobJim Bob Norman Sr
WR 87 Knox, BrandonBrandon Knox So
TE 88 Cardwell, NicNic Cardwell Sr
WR Binns, DerrickDerrick Binns Fr
TE Vannoy, NicNic Vannoy Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 4 Cruver, AnthonyAnthony Cruver Jr
DB 5 Gilbert, CortezCortez Gilbert So
DB 6 Touchstone, JeromeJerome Touchstone Sr
LB 9 Smith, D. J.D. J. Smith Fr
LB 11 Laws, ChaseChase Laws Sr
DB 13 LeGree, MarkMark LeGree Fr
DB 18 Woazeah, JustinJustin Woazeah Sr
DB 22 Love, LeonardLeonard Love Jr
DB 24 Davis, JoshJosh Davis Jr
DB 25 Reine, JaredJared Reine Fr
LB 27 Speer, CamCam Speer Sr
DB 29 Breitenstein, SethSeth Breitenstein Sr
LB 30 Olsen, BrandonBrandon Olsen Fr
LB 31 Banks, PierrePierre Banks Jr
DB 36 Howard, TitusTitus Howard Sr
DB 39 McDonald, ColinColin McDonald Fr
LB 40 Roman, JacqueJacque Roman So
LB 41 Simpkins, BrandonBrandon Simpkins Jr
DB 42 Dowda, TravisTravis Dowda So
LB 43 Thompson, BrandonBrandon Thompson Fr
LB 45 Westra, CoadCoad Westra Fr
DL 46 Robertson, TonyTony Robertson So
DB 47 Lynch, CoreyCorey Lynch Sr
LB 48 Hardee, BradBrad Hardee Fr
LB 49 Johnson, ChrisChris Johnson Jr
LB 51 Holt, ShermanSherman Holt Fr
DL 52 Roos, ZackZack Roos Fr
DL 53 Pratl, DanielDaniel Pratl Fr
DL 54 Fletcher, JabariJabari Fletcher Fr
LB 55 Johnson, JustinJustin Johnson So
DL 56 Bozzo, BobbyBobby Bozzo Fr
DL 58 Finnerty, DanielDaniel Finnerty So
DL 65 White, AnthonyAnthony White Fr
DL 68 Torfason, OlafurOlafur Torfason Fr
DL 78 Rycroft, CoryCory Rycroft Jr
DB 86 Lynch, CalanCalan Lynch Fr
DL 89 Maciel, DonDon Maciel Fr
DL 90 Reyes, MattMatt Reyes Fr
DL 92 Jones, JasonJason Jones Fr
DL 93 Pratl, DanielDaniel Pratl Fr
DL 94 Wilson, AnthonyAnthony Wilson Fr
DL 95 Witte, GordyGordy Witte Fr
DL 96 Tharington, GaryGary Tharington So
DL 98 Williams, AnthonyAnthony Williams So
DL 99 Washington, TimTim Washington Jr
LB Gossenreiter, MichaelMichael Gossenreiter Fr
DL Jurius, JoshJosh Jurius Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 34 Kassouf, AdamAdam Kassouf So
PK 39 Vitaris, JasonJason Vitaris Fr
LS 59 Wilson, RussellRussell Wilson Sr
PK 91 Rauch, JulianJulian Rauch Sr
P 97 Young, NeilNeil Young Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • John Wiley - Defensive Coordinator
  • Dale Jones
  • Scott Satterfield
  • Shawn Elliott
  • Chris Moore
  • Mark Speir
  • Lonnie Galloway
  • Brad Glenn

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Alma Mater Year
Jerry Moore Head Coach Baylor, 1961 19th
John Wiley Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs East Texas State, 1984 17th
Dale Jones Linebackers Tennessee, 1988 12th
Scott Satterfield Quarterbacks Appalachian State, 1996 9th
Shawn Elliott Offensive Line Appalachian State, 1996 11th
Chris Moore Running Backs Appalachian State, 1999 13th
Mark Speir Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator Clemson, 1990 5th
Lonnie Galloway Wide Receivers (Split Ends) Western Carolina, 1994 3rd
Brad Glenn Wide Receivers (Slot) Clemson, 1995 3rd

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 1 1 5 5 5 5 10 9 7 6 5 1
FCS Coaches 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 5 10 9 7 6 6 1

Awards and honors[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

ASU Opp
Scoring 641 400
  Points per Game 42.7 26.7
First Downs 351 314
  Rushing 203 160
  Passing 130 132
  Penalty 18 22
Total Offense 7,325 5,698
  Avg per Play 6.7 5.2
  Avg per Game 488.3 379.9
Fumbles–Lost 26–13 24–12
Penalties–Yards 99–829 90–717
  Avg per Game 55.3 47.8
ASU Opp
Punts–Yards 53–1,993 81–3,147
  Avg per Punt 37.6 38.9
Time of Possession/Game 29:22 30:38
3rd Down Conversions 87 for 197 85 for 222
4th Down Conversions 14 for 26 18 for 36
Touchdowns Scored 85 53
Field Goals–Attempts 17–21 10–19
PAT–Attempts 78–83 48–49
Attendance 217,968 166,868
  Games/Avg per Game 9/24,219 5/33,374

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 104 89 98 109 400
Mountaineers 160 224 83 174 641

2007 statistics at GoASU

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