NO. 12 APPALACHIAN STATE 33, FURMAN 28
NOVEMBER 10, 2012 • BOONE, N.C. (KIDD BREWER STADIUM)
- With the victory, Appalachian State (8-3, 6-2 SoCon) won its seventh Southern Conference championship in the last eight years and 12th overall.
- Appalachian State's 12 Southern Conference championships tie the conference record previously held alone by Furman. Appalachian State's 12 SoCon championships have come in 41 seasons in the conference while Furman's have come in 74 years in the league.
- Appalachian State is also only the second program in SoCon history (dating to 1933) to win seven conference championships in a span of eight years (Georgia Southern - 1997-2002, 2004).
- Appalachian State shares the 2012 SoCon championship with Georgia Southern (8-2, 6-2 SoCon) and Wofford (8-2, 6-2 SoCon). The tiebreaker for the league's automatic berth in the 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship will not be determined until the battle for fourth place in the final SoCon standings is settled next Saturday.
- Regardless of whether Appalachian State receives the SoCon's automatic berth, the Mountaineers are considered a virtual lock for the 20-team NCAA Division I Football Championship field. The playoff participants and brackets will be unveiled on Sunday, November 18.
- Appalachian State moved to 12-2 all-time in games that it could clinch a Southern Conference championship with a win. The Mountaineers have won nine-straight potential SoCon championship-clinchers, dating back to 1995.
- Appalachian State won for the 11th time in the last 14 games, 10th time in the last 12 games and seventh time in the last eight games versus Furman (3-7, 2-5 SoCon).
- Appalachian State has won nine-straight over Furman at home, with its last loss to the Paladins at Kidd Brewer Stadium coming in 1996.
- Appalachian State junior wide receiver Andrew Peacock set career highs with 11 receptions for 130 yards (previous career highs were eight receptions for 79 yards at Furman in 2011). Peacock, who had an 18-yard touchdown catch, also threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to tight end Drew Bailey on his first-career pass attempt, which came on a reverse option in the second quarter.
- Appalachian State freshman wide receiver Sean Price had 115 yards on 10 receptions, giving Appalachian State two 100-yard receivers in a game for only the fourth time in school history (Alvin Ray and Rick Beasley vs. VMI, 1979; Gerald Hardy and Frank Leatherwood vs. Liberty, 1997; and vs. Georgia Southern, 2009)
- Appalachian State junior quarterback Jamal Jackson passed for 332 yards (32-of-46, 1 TD, 0 INT). He is only the fourth quarterback in Appalachian State history to pass for 300 yards in consecutive games (Armanti Edwards - Oct. 17 & 24, 2009; Richie Williams - Oct. 23 & 30, 2004; Bake Baker - Oct. 4 & Oct. 11, 1997)