Mountaineers Hit The Road Again to Face ULM on Saturday, ESPN Games Starts at 7

Published Friday, October 16, 2015 at 11:38 am
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Appalachian State University football hits the road for the third time in four games on Saturday when it travels to UL Monroe for a Sun Belt Conference matchup. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET at ULM’s Malone Stadium.

Appalachian State University football hits the road for the third time in four games on Saturday when it travels to UL Monroe for a Sun Belt Conference matchup. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET at ULM’s Malone Stadium.

TV: Saturday’s game can be seen nationwide on ESPN3 (play-by-play: Brett Dolan, analyst: Brian Kinchen).

The ESPN3 broadcast will also be carried on the ESPN College Extra Platform, which airs selected ESPN3 broadcasts on the following cable/satellite television providers: AT&T U-verse, DIRECTV, Bright House Networks, Cox, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. Those providers deliver ESPN College Extra on up to eight channels through a sports tier or other affiliated TV package (check with your provider for availability via your subscription).

RADIO
Saturday’s game can be heard across North Carolina on the 17-station Appalachian IMG Sports Network (click HERE for a list of network affiliates).

Coverage begins on the Appalachian IMG Sports Network with Pigskin Prelude at 5 p.m. ET.

PREVIEWING SATURDAY’S MATCHUP
• Appalachian State (4-1, 1-0 Sun Belt) has won three-straight games, including a 37-3 romp at Georgia State in its Sun Belt opener last Saturday.

• Last Saturday’s conference-opening win extended Appalachian’s Sun Belt winning streak to seven games. The Mountaineers have not dropped a conference game since a 47-21 loss to South Alabama on Oct. 4 of last season.

• Overall, App State has won 10 of its last 11 games, with the only blemish coming in a 41-10 defeat at then-No. 12 (now No. 5) Clemson on Sept. 12.

• In four games this season outside of the loss at Clemson, Appalachian State is outscoring its opponents, 166-16.

  • During its current three-game winning streak (49-0 at Old Dominion, 31-13 vs. Wyoming, 37-3 at Georgia State), the Mountaineers’ defense has scored more touchdowns (3) than it has allowed (2).
  • In all, App State’s defense has accounted for more points (21) than it has surrendered (16) during the three-game winning streak.
  • Appalachian State leads the nation in defensive touchdowns (3) and red-zone defense (.250).
  • The Mountaineers lead the Sun Belt and/or rank among the nation’s top 20 in 11 different statistical categories on defense, including scoring defense (1st in Sun Belt/4th nationally – 11.4 ppg), total defense (1st/8th – 267.4 ypg), rushing defense (1st/11th – 99.0 ypg) and passing defense (1st/17th – 168.4 ypg).
  • Not to be outdone, Appalachian State’s offense ranks fourth nationally in fewest sacks allowed (0.4 pg), ninth nationally in yards per completion (14.86), 10th in rushing (270.2 ypg) and 14th in passing efficiency (158.66).
  • Last season’s 31-29 triumph over UL Monroe is one of only two games that have been decided by less than 17 points during Appalachian’s current seven-game conference winning streak.
  • ULM took 29-28 lead with 1:42 left to play in last season’s barn-burner at Kidd Brewer Stadium but the Mountaineers drove 53 yards in 1:13 to set up a game-winning 39-yard field goal with 29 seconds to go.
  • Prior to last season, Appalachian State was 0-8 all-time versus opponents from the state of Louisiana, including an 0-6 mark in games played in the Bayou State. However, the 31-29 win over ULM snapped the skid against Louisiana foes and a 35-16 rout at UL Lafayette two weeks later gave the Mountaineers their first-ever win within Louisiana’s borders.

For all of the information on Saturday’s matchup, including links to live video, audio and stats, both teams’ rosters, depth charts, game notes and much more, click HERE to visit appstatesports.com’s official Gameday Central page.

Check out Saturday’s matchup notes: 2015 App State FB game notes (ulm)

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