Tuesday, October 7, 2008

App's Edwards says ankle is fine

A sprained left ankle was supposed to prevent Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards from playing last Saturday, but he recovered quickly and starred in the Mountaineers' 47-21 victory over The Citadel in Boone.

Edwards, whose team plays at new Southern Conference member Samford on Saturday, was asked this morning how the ankle feels now.

"It's pretty good and getting better," he said. "(After the game) it was pretty sore, just like after a workout when you haven't worked out for awhile. Your body's sore; my ankle was feeling just like that."

He added that the ankle is no problem; he's doing everything in practice.

-- Also, two Appalachian players, Edwards and CB Cortez Gilbert, have been named Southern Conference players of the week for their work in the Citadel game.

Edwards shook off the ankle injury to win the offensive award with 305 yards of total offense (225 passing, 80 rushing). He threw for four TDs while completing 14 of 18 passes, and ran for two more. Along the way, he became the 12th player in NCAA Division I history to amass 3,000 passing yards and 3,000 rushing yards in a career.

Gilbert, the SC's Defensive Player of the Week, registered a game-high-tying 11 tackles and broke up two passes while helping hold the Bulldogs' offense to 14 points and 170 yards below its season averages in the Mountaineers' win. He was a key to stopping Citadel all-American WR Andre Roberts, helping limit Roberts to 52 receiving yards.

-- Stan Olson