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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013

ASU linebacker lays down the Law BY STEVE BEHR sports@wataugademocrat.com

John Law provides a lot for Appalachian State from his linebacker position. Athleticism? Sure. Law is one of the most athletic players on the field for the Mountaineers, even though the source of his ankle injury suffered last year may not indicate that. Law hurt his ankle while walking off the team bus after it arrived for the Mountaineers’ game at Chattanooga last season. It’s an injury that is normally reserved for the common football fan, but not for a Division I football player. “It was a freak accident getting down off the bus,” Law said. “I twisted my ankle. I already had ankle injuries from high school, but it was a freak injury off the bus.” Of course, his teammates were sensitive to Law when it came to giving him a hard time about being injuryed in such a way. Well, maybe not. “Aw man, all the time,” Law said of the constant ribbing he took from his teammates. “They told me how unathletic I was, all day.” Unless Law has a repeat reason for an injury, there won’t be many who will accuse the redshirt freshman of being unathletic in 2013. Law has worked his way into the Mountaineers’ starting lineup for 2013 after being redshirted following his injury three games into last year’s season. He responded with 12 tackles in the Mountaineers’ 30-6 loss to Montana on Aug. 31. Law made a key stop in the first quarter when he kept Montana runner Jordan

Canada from converting a fourthand-one on the Mountaineers’ 19-yard line. “John has an awful lot of potential,” new App State defensive coordinator Nate Woody said. “He missed some plays for us in the spring due to a couple of different injuries. He had an ankle injury and followed with a pulled hamstring. We were really anxious to see what we were going to get. I couldn’t be more pleased. What he shows is a tremendous amount of strength and he’s got good speed and quickness.” Law had plenty of time to think about returning to the team while being redshirted. He spent the next few weeks of last season rehabilitating his ankle, but returned in time for the Georgia Southern game to play on the ASU scout team. “I just tried to give the team the best look I could to get them ready for that game,” Law said. It wasn’t the first ankle injury Law had suffered. He injured his ankle five games into his senior season at Grady High School in Atlanta. Law was on his way to a standout senior season by making 80 tackles in just five games. In his junior season at Grady, he was named first-team All-City honors after making 140 tackles. Law received his first college recognition when he was named the Freshman of the Week by the Southern Conference. Law also said the Mountaineers must cut down on little mistakes that cost them in the loss to Montana. “I feel like we had a couple of missed assignments or missed tackles,” Law said.

Appalachian State redshirt freshman John Law had 12 tackles in his first start with the Mountaineers. DAVE MAYO | SPECIAL TO THE WATAUGA DEMOCRAT

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tale of the tape APPALACHIAN STATE (0-1, 0-0 SoCon)

NORTH CAROLINA A&T (0-0, 0-0) NOT RANKED

NO. 21 TSN

APPALACHIAN STATE .....................................................................vs. .................................................................NORTH CAROLINA A&T Boone ...................................................................................... Location ............................................................................. Greensboro 17,589 .................................................................................. Enrollment ................................................................................. 10,881 1899 ....................................................................................... Founded ...................................................................................... 1891 Mountaineers/Black and Gold........................................... Nickname/Colors ......................................................Aggies/Blue and Gold Southern Conference ..............................................................Conference ............................................. Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference Kidd Brewer (24,050) ..................................................... Stadium (Capacity) .............................................................. Aggie (2,1500) Scott Satterfield (Appalachian State 1996) ............................. Head Coach .................................. Rod Broadway (North Carolina, 1977) 0-1 (First season) .......................................................Coach’s Record at School ....................................................12-10 (3th season) 0-1 (FIrst season) .........................................................Coach’s Overall Record.....................................................80-33 (12th season 0-1 .....................................................................................Overall Record................................................................................ 80-33 0-0 (T-1st) ............................................................Conference Record (Standing) ............................................................5-3 (T-3rd) No. 21 (Sports Network) ................................................... National Ranking................................................................................None Multiple Spread ....................................................................Basic Offense................................................................................ Pro set 6.0 ..................................................................................Points Per Game .....................................................................25.7 (2012) 123.0 ........................................................................Rushing Yards Per Game ............................................................169.2 (2012) 205.0 ....................................................................... Passing Yards Per Game ............................................................145.2 (2012) 328.0 ...........................................................................Total Yards Per Game ...............................................................314.4 (2012) 3-4 .....................................................................................Basic Defense..................................................................................... 4-3 30.0 ......................................................................... Points Allowed Per Game .............................................................14.0 (2012) 246.0 ................................................................ Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game ......................................................91.8 (2012) 251.0 ................................................................ Passing Yards Allowed Per Game.....................................................160.6 (2012) 497.0 ...................................................................Total Yards Allowed Per Game .......................................................252.5 (2012)

2013 mountaineers SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT RESULT/TIME SERIES RECORD (ASU-OPP.)/NOTES Sat. Aug. 31 at Montana L. 6-30 Mountaineers fall to 0-1 west of the Mississippi River Sat. Sept. 7 NORTH CAROLINA A&T 6 p.m. Appalachian State is 61-19-2 all time in home openers Sat. Sept. 21 at Elon* 6 p.m. App State has not lost to Phoenix since 1964 Sat. Sept. 28 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 3:30 p.m. Appalachian is 42-15-1 all-time vs. Big South programs Sat. Oct, 5 at The Citadel* 2 p.m. Bulldogs handed App State 52-28 loss in 2012 Sat. Oct. 12 SAMFORD * 3:30 p.m. Samford has not beaten ASU since joining league in 2008 Sat. Oct. 19 at Furman * 1:30 p.m. Mountaineers have won 10 of last 12 with Paladins Sat. Oct. 26 GEORGIA SOUTHERN * 3:30 p.m. No. 1 team in FCS has lost last three meetings in this series Sat. Nov. 2 CHATTANOOGA * 3:30 p.m. App State has won last 14 against Mocs in Boone Sat. Nov. 9 at Georgia TBA Mountaineers have not beaten an FBS team since Michigan in 2007 Sat. Nov. 16 at Wofford * 1:30 p.m. Terriers have won last two showdowns with App State Sat. Nov. 23 WESTERN CAROLINA* 3:30 p.m. Mountaineers have won 26 of 28 Mountain Jug showdowns ALL CAPS denotes a home game, * denotes Southern Conference game, kickoff times are subject to change.

SoCON STANDINGS

TEAM GEORGIA SOUTHERN SAMFORD APPALACHIAN STATE CHATTANOOGA THE CITADEL ELON FURMAN WOFFORD WESTERN CAROLINA

CONFERENCE 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 8 .000

OVERALL 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000

SEPT. 7 GAMES: NORTH CAROLINA A&T AT APPALACHIAN STATE, 6 P.M. WESTERN CAROLINA AT VIRGINIA TECH, 1:30 P.M. CHATTANOOGA AT GEORGIA STATE, 2 P.M. SAINT FRANCIS AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN, 6 P.M. FURMAN AT COASTAL CAROLINA, 6 P.M. WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN AT ELON, 6 P.M. WOFFORD AT THE CITADEL, 6 P.M. SAMFORD AT ARKANSAS, 7 P.M SEPT. 14 GAMES: PRESBYTERIAN AT FURMAN, NOON SAMFORD AT FLORIDA A&M, 2 P.M. THE CITADEL AT WESTERN CAROLINA, 3:30 P.M. ELON AT NORTH CAROLINA A&T, 6 P.M. AUSTIN PEAY AT CHATTANOOGA, 6 P.M. GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT WOFFORD, 7 P.M.

LEADING passers

APPAPACHIAN STATE PLAYER

G

COM-ATT-INT PCT.

JAMAL LONDRY-JACKSON

1

13-21-0

61.9

YARDS

89

TDS

0

KAMERON BRYANT

1

8-12-1

66.7

116

0

TEAM TOTALS

1

21-33-1

63.6

205

0

NORTH CAROLINA A&T (2012 STATS) PLAYER

G

COM-ATT-INT PCT.

YARDS

TDS

LEWIS KINDLE

10

119-214-11

1,341

3

KWASHAUN QUICK

10

25-50-4

50.0

256

1

TEAM TOTALS

11

144-266-16

54.1

1,597

4

55.6

LEADING RUSHERS

APPAPACHIAN STATE PLAYER

G

ATT

YDS

RICKY FERGERSON

1

12

53

AVG. TDS LONG AVG.

4.4

0

24

53.0

KAMERON BRYANT

1

2

23

11.5 0

12

23.0

MARCUS COX

1

3

16

5.3

0

12

16.0

TEAM TOTALS

1

26

123

4.7

0

24

123.0

7

64

77.1

NORTH CAROLINA A&T (2012 STATS) MIKE MAYHEW

11

198

848

RICKY LEWIS KWASHAUN QUICK TEAM TOTALS

10 10 11

97 46 476

437 4.5 196 4.3 1,861 3.9

4.3

6 38 1 29 23 64

27.5 19.6 169.2

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