College Football News Preview 2020: Appalachian State Mountaineers

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College Football News Preview 2020: Appalachian State Mountaineers

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College Football News Preview 2020: Appalachian State Mountaineers

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College Football News Preview 2020: Previewing, predicting, and looking ahead to the Appalachian State Mountaineers season with what you need to know.


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– What You Need To Know: Offense | Defense
Top Players | Key Players, Games, Stats
What Will Happen, Win Total Prediction
Schedule Analysis
– Appalachian State Previews 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

2019 Record: 13-1 overall, 7-1 in Sun Belt
Head Coach: Shawn Clark, 1st year, 1-0
2019 CFN Final Opinion Ranking: 30
2019 CFN Final Season Formula Ranking: 6
2019 CFN Preview Ranking: 74

5. College Football News Preview 2020: Appalachian State Mountaineers Offense 3 Things To Know

The offense wasn’t always dominant, but it was timely, and it was brutally efficient. It averaged a solid 433 yards per game, but it dominated in the red zone, scored whenever there was a chance, and finished ninth in the nation averaging 39 points per game with 30 or more in 11 of the 14 games.



Leading rusher and scoring machine Darrynton Evans is gone to the Tennessee Titans, but senior Marcus Williams is ready to shine after running for 652 yards and five scores, and junior Daetrich Harrington is a slippery back who averaged over six yards per carry. The backs will be fine, especially behind another amazing line.

Star OT Victor Johnson is gone, but the other four starters are back from a group that was 13th in the nation in sacks allowed and paved the way for 231 rushing yards per game.

C Noah Hannon is only 6-1 and 265, but he’s a First Team All-Sun Belt blocker along with fellow all-stars Cooper Hodges at tackle and guard Baer Hunter on the right side.

QB Zac Thomas is back after throwing for 2,718 yards and 28 touchdowns with six picks, and he ran for seven scores. He’s the senior veteran who keeps it all moving, and 6-3 senior Jacob Huesman returns as the No. 2.

Virginia Tech transfer Jacoby Pinckney will have to wait a year before he’s ready to go, but everyone else of note is back in a LOADED receiving corps. The top four wide receivers are back – starting with all-Sun Belt stars Thomas Hennigan and Corey Sutton, who combined for 102 catches and 13 scores – along with top tight end Henry Pearson.

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