A preview of the Appalachian State football game:
No. 14 Coastal Carolina to Appalachian State
Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone
Coastal Carolina: 2-0 Sun Belt, 6-0 overall.
Appalachian State: 1-1, 4-2.
What to watch out for
1. In particular, can mountaineers take care of football? Against Louisiana in a 41-13 loss last week, Appalachian recorded four turnovers – two by interception and two by fumble.
It has become a recent loophole in the brand’s conference games. App State recorded three interceptions in a 2020 loss to Coastal Carolina, then recorded three more turnovers (two interceptions and one fumble) in the game against Louisiana. These two games eliminated the Mountaineers from the competition for the first time since 2015.
“It starts with offense,” App State coach Shawn Clark said of the game in Louisiana. “You can’t flip football four times and win anytime in college football. We went to do a study this week, and if you didn’t win the turnover battle, you lost 82% of your games last week in college football. So I think it starts there and with that.