NO. 21/23 THE CITADEL 52, NO. 8/7 APPALACHIAN STATE 28

SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 • BOONE, N.C. (KIDD BREWER STADIUM)

POSTGAME NOTES

 

Team

  • Appalachian State's 18-game regular-season home winning streak was snapped with its first regular-season home loss since a 40-35 loss to McNeese State on Sept. 12, 2009.
  • Appalachian State's 18-game home winning streak versus Southern Conference opponents was snapped with its first home loss in a SoCon game since a 38-35 loss to Georgia Southern on Oct. 20, 2007.
  • Appalachian State's 18-game winning streak in SoCon openers played at home was snapped with its first loss in a conference opener played at home since a 27-21 loss to Furman on Sept. 18, 1982.
  • Appalachian State's eight-game winning streak over The Citadel was snapped with its first loss to the Bulldogs since a 24-21 loss in Charleston, S.C. on Sept. 27, 2003.
  • Appalachian State's nine-game home winning streak over The Citadel was snapped with its first home loss to the Bulldogs since a 25-0 loss on Oct. 3, 1992.
  • The 24-point loss was Appalachian State's largest margin of defeat at the hands of an NCAA Division I FCS opponent since a 54-7 loss to Georgia Southern on Oct. 16, 2004. Since the 47-point loss at GSU in 2004, Appalachian's largest margin of defeat to an FCS opponent had been a 22-point loss to Maine (34-12) in last year's NCAA Division I Football Championship second round and its largest margin of defeat to a SoCon opponent was a 14-point loss at Wofford (28-14) on Oct. 1, 2011.
  • Appalachian State is 1-2 overall for the third time in five seasons. The previous two times (2008 and 2009), Appalachian went on to win the Southern Conference championship, advancing to the NCAA Division I Football Championship quarterfinals in 2008 and national semifinals in 2009.

Individual

  • Appalachian State RB Steven Miller had a career-high 167 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries (8.0 avg.).
  • Miller's 167 rushing yards were the most by a Mountaineer since DeAndre Presley tallied 264 rushing yards versus Western Illinois in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Division I Football Championship.
  • For the first time in 10 career starts, Appalachian State QB Jamal Jackson did not pass for 200 yards or account for 250 yards of total offense. Jackson completed 23-of-32 passes for 164 yards and had 217 yards of total offense.