Tuesday, November 25, 2008

App's Edwards expects to play Saturday

Appalachian State QB Armanti Edwards expects to be ready for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

Edwards missed ASU's final regular season game at Western Carolina with a hip pointer, but said this morning that he could have played if the Mountaineers had needed to beat the Catamounts to reach the playoffs.

Instead, he watched from the sidelines as backup DeAndre Presley led the team to a 35-10 victory.

Edwards returned to practice Monday.

He said the hip was coming along well, and he expects to be ready for South Carolina State in Saturday's first-round playoff game in Boone.

Appalachian is the 16-team field's second-seeded team, while S.C. State is in the playoffs for the first time since 1982.

--Stan Olson