Tuesday, December 1, 2009

ASU's Edwards getting close to full speed

Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore said he expects senior quarterback Armanti Edwards to be closer to full strength Saturday when the Mountaineers face Richmond in a second-round FCS playoff game.

Edwards' running was limited in the Appalachian State game plan last Saturday against S.C. State due to a lingering knee problem. As the game wore on, Edwards scrambled a few times but the plan was to keep him in the pocket to avoid aggravating the injury.

Moore said Edwards ran well in the team's Monday practice session and expects him to be ready for the Spiders Saturday night in Richmond.

"No question Armanti is better than this time a week ago," Moore said on a conference call.

Moore also said he expects running back Devon Moore to be ready despite a thigh bruise suffered against S.C. State.

-- Ron Green Jr.