October 31, 2008

NOTEBOOK: Passing game on track

Through the first several games of the season, the big question regarding Appalachian State's offense was directed toward the passing game. The Mountaineers were struggling to find a rhythm or chemistry between their receivers and quarterback Armanti Edwards.

Completions were being made, and points were being scored through the air, but something was clearly missing with this dimension of the game. Receivers were dropping passes. Edwards was overthrowing his target. Routes were being run incorrectly. Edwards was locking in on one receiver.

Those were all problems and they were hitting the Mountaineers at once. All of that has since changed, as App State has since found its groove in the passing game. Last weekend's battle with Furman was proof that the ASU air attack can flourish and carry this team when needed, as the Paladins shut down the Mountaineers' potent rushing attack and left ASU with no choice but to throw.

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