Eagles can’t slack vs. App. State

The KG Impression

The KG Impression

Kevin Gregan

This week Appalachian State University will be surrounded by a sea of blue that will help the Eagles win their second Southern Conference title in a row.

The win won’t come easy, and the Eagles can expect the Mountaineers to fight hard to ruin the plans of No. 1 ranked Georgia Southern University.

The App. State defense is susceptible against the run, but the Eagles will need to protect the football because the Mountaineer offense is pretty potent.

Ranked 10th in the nation in total offense, App. State boasts a powerful runningback, quarterback and receiver offensive triumvirate, and it’s important that GSU dominates the time of possession.

The GSU defense, ranked first in the SoCon in scoring defense and total defense, also has its hands full. It will need to play strong during those times the App. State offense actually is on the field.

Another key to victory for the Eagles is that they do NOT take this game lightly. During the last two years, the underdog has knocked off the No. 1 ranked team and App. State will look to continue that streak this year.

Assuming the Eagles protect the football and keep the App. State offense off the field, and they come into this game looking to work hard for the chance to play hard in the playoffs later this season, the final score will be 28-17 with GSU in the winner’s column.