2018 Appalachian State Mountaineers Football Team
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2018 Appalachian State Mountaineers Football Team
2018 Appalachian State Mountaineers football
Appalachian State Mountaineers logo.svg
Sun Belt champion
Sun Belt East Division co-champion
New Orleans Bowl champion
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
DivisionEast Division
2018 record11-2 (7-1 Sun Belt)
Head coachScott Satterfield (regular season, 6th season)
Mark Ivey (Bowl Game) (7th overall season)
Offensive coordinatorFrank Ponce (passing game; 6th year)
Shawn Clark (running game; 3rd year)
Defensive coordinatorBryan Brown (1st season)
Home stadiumKidd Brewer Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Appalachian State xy$   7 1         11 2  
Troy x   7 1         10 3  
Georgia Southern   6 2         10 3  
Coastal Carolina   2 6         5 7  
Georgia State   1 7         2 10  
West Division
Louisiana xy   5 3         7 7  
Arkansas State x   5 3         8 5  
Louisiana-Monroe   4 4         6 6  
South Alabama   2 6         3 9  
Texas State   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Appalachian State 30, Louisiana 19
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of December 6, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Appalachian State Mountaineers football team represented Appalachian State University during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Mountaineers were led by sixth-year head coach Scott Satterfield and played their home games at Kidd Brewer Stadium. They competed as a member of the East Division of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 11-2, 7-1 in Sun Belt play to be co-champions of the East Division with Troy. Due to their head-to-head win over Troy, they represented the East Division in the inaugural Sun Belt Championship Game where they defeated West Division champion Louisiana to become Sun Belt Champions for the third consecutive year and first time outright. They were invited to the New Orleans Bowl where they defeated Middle Tennessee.

On December 3, head coach Scott Satterfield resigned to become the head coach at Louisville.[1] He finished at Appalachian State with a six year record of 51-24. Defensive line coach Mark Ivey led the Mountaineers in the New Orleans Bowl.[2]

On December 13, Appalachian State hired North Carolina State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz as their new head coach.[3]

Previous season

The Mountaineers finished the 2017 season 9-4, 7-1 in Sun Belt play to earn a share of the Sun Belt championship for the second consecutive year.[4] They received an invite to the Dollar General Bowl where they defeated Toledo for the second consecutive year in a bowl game.[5][6]

Preseason

Award watch lists

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Maxwell Award[7] Jalin Moore RB SR
Doak Walker Award[8] Jalin Moore RB SR
John Mackey Award[9] Collin Reed TE JR
Jim Thorpe Award[10] Clifton Duck DB JR
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[11] Tae Hayes CB SR
Wuerffel Trophy[12] MyQuon Stout DL SR

Sun Belt coaches poll

On July 19, 2018, the Sun Belt released their preseason coaches poll with the Mountaineers predicted to finish as champions of the East Division.[13]

East Division
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Appalachian State 46 (6)
2 Troy 44 (4)
3 Georgia State 26
4 Georgia Southern 22
5 Coastal Carolina 12

Preseason All-Sun Belt Teams

The Mountaineers had seven players selected to the preseason all-Sun Belt teams.[14] Defensive back Clifton Duck was selected as the preseason defensive player of the year.

Recruiting

The Mountaineers signed 24 recruits.

Roster

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 13:30 p.m.at No. 10 Penn State*BTNL 38-45 OT105,232
September 86:00 p.m.at Charlotte*ESPN+W 45-919,151
September 153:30 p.m.Southern Miss*ESPN+ Cancelled [a]
September 223:30 p.m.Gardner-Webb*
  • Kidd Brewer Stadium
  • Boone, NC
ESPN+W 72-721,084
September 293:30 p.m.South Alabamadagger
  • Kidd Brewer Stadium
  • Boone, NC
ESPN+W 52-725,862
October 98:00 p.m.at Arkansas StateESPN2W 35-921,421
October 203:30 p.m.Louisiana
  • Kidd Brewer Stadium
  • Boone, NC
ESPN+W 27-1727,082
October 257:30 p.m.at Georgia SouthernNo. 25ESPNUL 14-3419,252
November 35:00 p.m.at Coastal CarolinaESPN+W 23-713,004
November 104:00 p.m.at Texas StateESPN3W 38-711,482
November 172:30 p.m.Georgia State
  • Kidd Brewer Stadium
  • Boone, NC
ESPN+W 45-1722,315
November 242:30 p.m.Troy
  • Kidd Brewer Stadium
  • Boone, NC
ESPN+W 21-1020,410
December 112:00 p.m.Louisiana
ESPNW 30-1914,963
December 159:00 p.m.vs. Middle Tennessee*ESPNW 45-1323,942
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
  1. ^ This game was canceled because of Hurricane Florence.

Game summaries

at Penn State

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Charlotte

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Gardner-Webb

Overall record Last meeting Result
7-0 2007 W, 45-7

South Alabama

Overall record Last meeting Result
1-1 2015 W, 34-27

at Arkansas State

Overall record Last meeting Result
1-1 2015 L, 27-40

Louisiana

Overall record Last meeting Result
4-0 2017 W, 63-14

at Georgia Southern

Overall record Last meeting Result
19-13-1 2017 W, 27-6

at Coastal Carolina

Overall record Last meeting Result
4-0 2017 W, 37-29

at Texas State

Overall record Last meeting Result
3-0 2017 W, 20-13

Georgia State

Overall record Last meeting Result
4-0 2017 W, 31-10

Troy

Overall record Last meeting Result
3-3 2016 L, 28-24

Louisiana (Sun Belt Championship Game)

Overall record Last meeting Result
5-0 10/20/18 W, 27-17

vs. Middle Tennessee (New Orleans Bowl)

Overall record Last meeting Result
1-2 1992 L, 10-35

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final
AP NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV 25 NR NR NR NR RV RV RV
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV NR RV RV RV RV RV RV
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

References


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