Saturday, August 30, 2008

LSU pressure overwhelming

BATON ROUGE, La. -- While Appalachian quarterback Armanti Edwards had poor numbers in today's 41-13 loss at LSU, it would be foolish to blame it all on Edwards. The quickness of the Tigers' defense dramatically limited what he could do.

"The passing game-Armanti will tell you this-didn't throw the ball very well," ASU coach Jerry Moore said. "He had people in his face a lot. There would be a ball where somebody would say, 'We should have caught that ball.' Well, the ball would be knee-high, or the ball would be high. There was somebody right in his face, too."

Edwards still scrambled well enough to be sacked just twice, but LSU also was credited with five QB pressures, and that didn't seem to be nearly enough if you watched the game.

His final numbers included 12 rushes for a net of 23 yards, and he completed 13 of 31 passes for 155 yards, with a touchdown and no interceptions.

Moore pointed to LSU's tremendous "closing speed," giving that credit for slowing down his dangerous quarterback.

"That makes all the difference in the world," he said.

Edwards added, "Speed was the difference; they're so much faster than Michigan was." -- STAN OLSON


Anonymous said...

Where are all the Appy mouths now...the ones that posted multiple messages about how they could beat, or even hang with LSU? Shut up and stick with Wofford, Elon, and Lenoir-Rhyne.

Anonymous said...

must be a michigan fan, go back up north moron. obviously you don't understand when you have the best college team in north carolina playing against a REAL footbal team from the SEC they might not win, but they at least showed up. where is michigan ranked? and got beat by who yesterday? utah - and in the big house, what a joke.

Anonymous said...

To say that app is the best team in nc is a joke. They might be the the fourth behind unc,wake, and ecu. App has a good team in 1-AA, or whatever you guys are calling it now. To say there better than these teams, you dont know football. App needed a good beating for a reality check. if your so confident you are that good, move up to D1, instead of playing elon and Wofford.

I luv Boone goons said...

Appy, know your role, and shut up.