Saturday, December 5, 2009

ASU's Edwards makes everything seem possible

The numbers -- 216 yards passing and 51 yards rushing -- don't come close to doing justice to Armanti Edwards' impact on Appalachian State's dramatic 35-31 playoff victory over Richmond Saturday night.

There's no way to fully measure the way the impacts a game, particularly a game like Saturday night when he breathed life back into a team that could have been finished, trailing 24-14 with less than 10 minutes remaining.

Edwards showed no panic. He stood in the pocket like it was his, moved outside when forced to and made one good decision after another.

After two fourth-quarter touchdowns had put the Mountaineers ahead -- and they were forced to come back one more time -- Edwards made it look almost matter of fact.

"He's so confident. He does things we don't teach," his coach, Jerry Moore, said.

Edwards -- with plenty of help from running back Devon Moore (175 yards rushing), receiver Matt Cline (nine catches including the game winner) and others -- carried Appalachian State within one game of another national championship appearance.

The Mountaineers will be underdogs at Montana next weekend but with Edwards anything seems possible.
-- Ron Green Jr.


Anonymous said...

Keep at it Armanti - end your career at ASU with one more national title!

Anonymous said...

National junior title. If it was a national title, they wouldn't have to separate the inferior programs to another division.

Anonymous said...

Some division 1 football teams want to end their season with a scrimmage others want a shot at the championship.

Anonymous said...

The second commenter is clearly jealous. We win our NC on the field and I wouldn't move to FBS if given the chance. Plus, fewer scholarships = inferior program? Psh. Good luck getting your team chosen by the talking heads! GO APP!