2005 Appalachian State Mountaineers football team

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2005 Appalachian State Mountaineers football
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National Champions
Southern Conference Champions
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 1[1]
2005 record 12–3 (6–1 Southern)
Head coach Jerry Moore (17th year)
Offensive coordinator Collaborative[2]
Offensive scheme Multiple Spread
Defensive coordinator John Wiley (15th year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Kidd Brewer Stadium
(Capacity: 16,650)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Appalachian State $^   6 1         12 3  
#3 Furman ^   5 2         11 3  
#9 Georgia Southern ^   5 2         8 4  
Western Carolina   4 3         5 4  
Wofford   3 4         6 5  
Chattanooga   3 4         6 5  
The Citadel   2 5         4 7  
Elon   0 7         3 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

The 2005 Appalachian State Mountaineers football team represented Appalachian State University in the college football season of 2005–2006. 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 Division 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.[4] The Mountaineers won the 2005 Division I-AA Football Championship.[5][6]

Before the season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:30 p.m. at Eastern Kentucky* Roy Kidd StadiumRichmond, KY W 24–16[7]   10,300
September 10 7:00 p.m. at Kansas* No. 25 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS L 8–36[8]   37,070
September 17 3:30 p.m. No. 17 Coastal Carolina* Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC W 30–3[9]   23,267
September 24 4:00 p.m. at The Citadel No. 22 Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 45–13[10]   11,103
October 8 3:00 p.m. at No. 6 Furman No. 16 Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC CSS L 31–34[11]   14,138
October 15 3:30 p.m. No. 16 Georgia Southern No. 19 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (Black Saturday) FSNS W 24–7[12]   21,486
October 22 1:00 p.m. at Wofford No. 16 Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC CSS W 49–17[13]   8,398
October 29 3:30 p.m. Chattanoogadagger No. 12 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC CSS W 35–25[14]   22,338
November 5 8:00 p.m. at No. 6 (I-A) LSU* No. 7 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 0–24[15]   91,414
November 12 3:30 p.m. Western Carolina No. 8 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (Battle for the Old Mountain Jug) CSS W 35–7[16]   25,584
November 19 6:00 p.m. at Elon No. 6 Rhodes StadiumElon, NC W 52–14[17]   6,472
November 26 2:00 p.m. No. 25 Lafayette* No. 5 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (Division I-AA First Round) W 34–23[18]   6,327
December 3 2:30 p.m. No. 8 Southern Illinois* No. 5 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (Division I-AA Quarterfinals) ESPNU W 38–24[19]   11,108
December 10 12:00 p.m. No. 3 Furman* No. 5 Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, NC (Division I-AA Semifinals) ESPN2 W 29–23[20]   15,307
December 15 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 7 Northern Iowa* No. 5 Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN (Division I-AA Football Championship) ESPN2 W 21–16[21]   20,236
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Eastern Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 7 7 7 3 24
Eastern Kentucky 7 0 0 9 16

Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 0 0 0 8 8
Kansas 7 6 13 10 36

Coastal Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Coastal Carolina 0 0 3 0 3
Appalachian State 13 17 0 0 30

The Citadel[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 7 14 7 17 45
The Citadel 7 0 6 0 13

Furman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 7 7 3 14 31
Furman 7 9 10 8 34

Georgia Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia Southern 0 0 7 0 7
Appalachian State 10 7 7 0 24

Wofford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 7 14 14 14 49
Wofford 7 3 0 7 17

Chattanooga[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chattanooga 6 7 6 6 25
Appalachian State 0 14 14 7 35

LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 0 0 0 0 0
LSU 7 7 0 10 24

Western Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Western Carolina 0 0 0 7 7
Appalachian State 7 14 7 7 35

Elon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 10 21 7 14 52
Elon 0 0 0 14 14

Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lafayette 0 17 3 3 23
Appalachian State 3 7 10 14 34

Southern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Southern Illinois 0 3 7 14 24
Appalachian State 10 14 7 7 38

Furman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Furman 0 23 0 0 23
Appalachian State 14 7 0 8 29

Northern Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Appalachian State 0 7 7 7 21
Northern Iowa 6 10 0 0 16

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 25 22 17 16 19 16 12 7 8 6 5 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)Richie Williams
  • Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year (coaches) — Richie Williams
  • Southern Conference Jacobs Blocking Trophy — Matt Isenhour

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

ASU Opp
Scoring 455 282
  Points per Game 30.3 18.8
First Downs 317 299
  Rushing 155 156
  Passing 143 117
  Penalty 19 26
Total Offense 6,347 4,963
  Avg per Play 6.3 4.7
  Avg per Game 423.1 330.9
Fumbles–Lost 26–13 20–11
Penalties–Yards 106–936 85–770
  Avg per Game 62.4 51.3
ASU Opp
Punts–Yards 58–2,187 76–2,953
  Avg per Punt 37.7 38.9
Time of Possession/Game 28:33 31:27
3rd Down Conversions 87 for 187 86 for 222
4th Down Conversions 10 for 21 12 for 22
Touchdowns Scored 61 34
Field Goals–Attempts 9–17 17–24
PAT–Attempts 58–59 25–99
Attendance 125,417 178,895
  Games/Avg per Game 7/17,917 7/25,556

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 54 85 55 88 282
Mountaineers 95 150 90 120 455

2005 statistics at GoASU

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final Sports Network's 2005 FCS College Football Poll". The Sports Network. Retrieved December 10, 2008. 
  2. ^ Bowman, Tommy (February 25, 2009). "Coaching staff at ASU in place for 2009 season". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved February 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Appalachian State: About the University". Appalachian State University. Archived from the original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved December 9, 2009. 
  4. ^ "N.C. General Assembly Honors ASU Football Team". Southern Conference. June 11, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2008. 
  5. ^ Mitchell, Mark (December 22, 2005). "History Made In Chattanooga". Mountain Times. Retrieved July 27, 2008. 
  6. ^ Davis, Elizabeth A. (December 16, 2005). "Appalachian State takes fumble and I-AA title from N. Iowa". USA Today. Retrieved August 27, 2008. 
  7. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (September 3, 2005). "Defense Stands Tall in Mountaineers Season-Opening 24-16 Victory at EKU". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  8. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (September 10, 2005). "Appalachian Falls at Kansas, 36-8". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  9. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (September 17, 2005). "Richardson Runs Apps Past No. 17 Coastal Carolina, 30-3". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  10. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (September 24, 2005). "Mountaineers Open Conference Play With 45-13 Rout Over The Citadel". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  11. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (October 8, 2005). "No. 6 Furman Edges No. 16 Appalachian, 34-31". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  12. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (October 15, 2005). "Richardson, Defense Lead No. 19 Appalachian Past No. 16 Georgia Southern, 24-7". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  13. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (October 22, 2005). "Mountaineers Wallop Wofford, 49-17". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  14. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (October 29, 2005). "Williams Becomes ASU's All-Time Leading Passer in 35-25 Victory Over Chattanooga". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  15. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (November 5, 2005). "Appalachian Puts Up a Valiant Fight in 24-0 Loss at LSU". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  16. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (November 12, 2005). "Apps Claim Conference Title, Playoff Bid, Old Mountain Jug With 35-7 Win Over Archrival Western Carolina". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  17. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (November 19, 2005). "Outright Champs! Appalachian Hammers Elon, 52-14". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  18. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (November 26, 2005). "Appalachian Outlasts Lafayette To Advance To National Quarterfinals". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  19. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (December 3, 2005). "Appalachian Rolls Past Southern Illinois To Advance To National Semifinals". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  20. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (December 10, 2005). "Chattanooga, Here We Come!". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  21. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (December 15, 2005). "Apps Win National Championship!". GoASU. Retrieved September 29, 2008.