Matchup: App State vs. Elon

Andrew Clausen

How App State Can Win:

The Mountaineers are in desperate need of a win, and that desperation needs to transform into an aggressive attack both on offense and on defense.

With both Kameron Bryant and Jamal Londry-Jackson listed as possible starters, the offensive end remains unclear. But with Tony Washington and Andrew Peacock leading the Southern Conference in receiving yards, either quarterback will have weapons to use.

Defensively, they are going up against another top SoCon team. But defense is by far in App State’s favor, and they will need to remind Elon of that at every available moment.

How Elon Can Win:

Elon ranks third in the SoCon in total offense with 377 yards per game, and after their loss to N.C. A&T last week, are behind only App State in total passing offense. This is thanks largely to the productivity of their junior quarterback Mike Quinn. He leads the SoCon with 236.3 yards/game and will lead the attack in their home stadium.

The Phoenix will need to hit hard early because if App State’s offense can heat up, Elon’s struggling defense will be in serious trouble down the stretch.

The Bottom Line:

Fans will get to see the number one and number two quarterbacks in the SoCon square off if Bryant and Quinn play. Both teams have a history of great offenses, but the Mountaineers have yet to take the wraps off theirs. If both teams show up, it could be a shootout.

Both teams want to win, but if the Mountaineers want to avoid the first 0-3 start in 20 years, they’ll want it a little bit more and should pull out the win.


Story: Andrew Clausen, Sports Editor
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