Appalachian State Mountaineers

Appalachian State Mountaineers

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Appalachian State RB Marcus Cox will play in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

Cox is coming off a dominant career for the Mountaineers in which he ran for 5,103 yards across four seasons. Limited to nine games due to injury in 2016, Cox rushed for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns. Rotoworld's Josh Norris expects him to run a 4.7 forty.
Jan 18 - 3:05 PM

Appalachian State junior QB Taylor Lamb completed 14-of-32 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 126 yards and an additional score in Saturday's 31-28 win over Toledo in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

Lamb wasn't lighting the sky aflame on Saturday, though that doesn't come as any huge surprise. During the regular season, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder managed more than 200 yards passing in just five of 12 games. He augmented his modest passing totals in the Camellia Bowl via a superlative performance as a runner, rushing for a career-high 126 yards on just nine carries.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 09:17:00 PM

Appalachian State junior RB Marcus Cox rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Saturday's 31-28 win over Toledo in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

Cox wasn't the Mountaineers' only 100-yard rusher in the Camellia Bowl, as QB Taylor Lamb joined him in the clubhouse with 126 yards. For his part, the 5-foot-10, 210-pound Cox averaged a smooth 6.5 YPC with a long run of 26 yards. His touchdown came on a 13-yard scamper midway through the second quarter. With this performance, Cox comes up just short of 1,000 yards rushing on the season. He would have hit that mark easily had he not missed four games due to injury. As is, the junior finishes out the 2016 campaign having rushed for 997 yards and nine touchdowns across nine games played. He surpassed 1,400 yards in each of his first two collegiate seasons.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 09:09:00 PM

Toledo (9-3, 6-2 in MAC) will play Appalachian State (9-3, 7-1 in Sun Belt) in the Camellia Bowl.

Scott Satterfield’s Mountaineers almost beat Tennessee in Knoxville in the opener and then won seven of eight to end the regular season. Appy State will lean on outstanding RB duo Marcus Cox and Jalin Moore, while Toledo's well-balanced, explosive offense will seek to find cracks in a top-25 defense, per S&P+. Rockets QB Logan Woodside leads the nation with 43 touchdown passes and RB Kareem Hunt just churned out another 1,000-yard campaign.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 01:07:00 PM

Appalachian State redshirt sophomore RB Jalin Moore rushed for 130 yards on 13 carries in Saturday's 35-10 win over Texas State.

The Appy State coaching staff has to be thrilled with the implementation of the run game in this one. Moore led the Mountaineers with his 130 yards (10.0 YPC) on the ground, but backfield buddy Marcus Cox was hot on his heels with 118 yards (7.9 YPC) and a touchdown of his own. On the fantasy front, both Cox and Moore owners should feel confident starting their respective runners moving forward. They have both proven that they can produce on reasonably limited carries (Moore had 13 on Saturday, Cox 15).
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 06:35:00 PM

Appalachian State junior RB Marcus Cox (quadriceps) is expected to play against Georgia Southern on Thursday.

Cox last saw game action against Miami on September 17. Unfortunately, he injured his left quad in the game. It looks like the 5-foot-10, 210-pounder will finally be able to return to the field of play on Thursday, though interested fantasy parties should be aware that HC Scott Satterfield has made repeated hedges regarding Cox's status over the course of his injury recovery. Jalin Moore -- who has filled in admirably -- is the preferable fantasy play here, as we don't know just what kind of workload Cox will receive come Thursday night. Cox owners can feel free to gamble, of course. The junior back is a stud when healthy.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 03:45:00 PM

Appalachian State redshirt sophomore RB Jalin Moore rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in Saturday's 37-19 win over Idaho.

Moore just keeps on keepin' on. His previous three games had seen him rush for 257 yards, 159 yards and 106 yards. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder started Saturday's contest slowly and was sitting in the mid-60's yardage-wise midway through the third quarter before he turned it up in the last quarter-plus. He has done a phenomenal job in making up for the loss of Marcus Cox (quad), rushing for 784 yards and six touchdowns for the season as a whole. Cox should be able to return before the end of the campaign, but until he does, Moore is a legit fantasy starter.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 06:45:00 PM

Appalachian State junior RB Marcus Cox (quadriceps) participated in practice on Wednesday.

This has been something of a lost season for Cox thus far, as he has not played since injuring his left quad in a September 17 loss to Miami. Still time for him to emerge from the wilderness, though. HC Scott Satterfield has been all kinds of cryptic in his comments about Cox's health over the past few weeks. On Wednesday, he at least offered that the 5-foot-10, 210-pound junior is "real close," adding, "To put on pads and practice today, it was encouraging." Satterfield dubbed Cox a game-time decision and indicated that even if he does see the field, he will likely be eased back into action. All of these comments would indicate that Cox is probably at least one game away from truly reentering the fantasy atmosphere. Jalin Moore remains a startable commodity, particularly so against Idaho this weekend.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 03:48:00 PM

Appalachian State junior WR Shaedon Meadors caught six passes for 128 yards in Wednesday's 24-0 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

No touchdowns for Meadors, but he did show off the downfield skills. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder averaged a healthy 21.3 yards per reception with a long catch of 56 yards. While Meadors has proven himself to be a legitimate deep threat and averages 18.4 yards per catch for his career, that has yet to translate to a complete season. To that point, Wednesday's 128 yards surpassed his entire previous output in 2016. For the season as a whole, Meadors has caught 16 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 12:04:00 AM

Appalachian State redshirt sophomore RB Jalin Moore rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in Wednesday's 24-0 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

This was Moore's third straight start in place of Marcus Cox (quad). Once again, he managed to impress. He scored from two yards out several minutes into the game, but it was his second score (early in the second quarter) which truly got things lit. On that one, the 5-foot-11, 205-pounder gave a little high-step to scoot past a backside pursuer before cutting to the left and then sprinting home for the 41-yard touchdown. Earlier in the week, HC Scott Satterfield said that Cox was "very, very close" to returning. He didn't see any work on Wednesday, but even when he comes back, Moore figures to have done enough by this point to continue to see his share of touches. In his last three games, he has rushed for 522 yards and five touchdowns.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 12:01:00 AM

Appalachian State coach Scott Satterfield says junior RB Marcus Cox (quadriceps) is "capable of running at close to full speed."

This quote was so vague that honestly we aren't quite sure what it means. But rest assured, the Mountaineers aren't going to rush Cox back -- not with sophomore Jalin Moore playing out of his mind. With Cox sidelined, Moore has rushed for 257 and 149 yards in his first two career starts. Cox needs only 44 yards to reach 4,367 and pass John Settle to move into second place in Appalachian history. Appy plays UL Lafayette on Wednesday.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 02:14:00 PM

Appalachian State redshirt sophomore RB Jalin Moore rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries in Saturday's 17-3 win over Georgia State.

Starting in place of Marcus Cox (quad) for a second consecutive contest, Moore once again impressed. He averaged 5.6 YPC on the afternoon. Neither team scored in the first half, but the 5-foot-11, 205-pound redshirt sophomore finally broke the seal with an up-the-gut-and-gone 45-yard touchdown scamper with a little more than a minute elapsed in the third quarter. Moore has rushed for 416 yards and three touchdowns in the last two games. He is a fantasy starter until Cox returns.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 03:43:00 PM

Appalachian State HC Scott Satterfield called junior RB Marcus Cox (quad) day-to-day in advance of Saturday's contest against Georgia State.

Satterfield offered a vaguest-of-vague update on Cox during the practice week, saying, "He could come back at any point in time. We're not going to rush him back. When he's ready, he'll be ready." The 5-foot-10, 210-pounder has rushed for 278 yards and three touchdowns in three games played. He sat out last weekend's win over Akron with the quadriceps injury, initially suffered against Miami in Week 3. If he can't play on Saturday, Jalin Moore will earn the starting nod. Moore carried 39 times for 257 yards and two touchdowns in Cox's absence last Saturday.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 08:51:00 PM

Appalachian State redshirt sophomore RB Jalin Moore rushed for 257 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries in Saturday's 45-38 win over Akron.

With Marcus Cox (quad) unable to suit up on Saturday, the burden fell on Moore to lead the Mountaineers' rushing efforts. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder more than answered that call. His scores both came in the second half. He ripped off a 49-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and a 32-yarder in the fourth. Should Cox miss upcoming contests on injury, Moore would be worth a look on the waiver wire in deeper fantasy formats.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 07:16:00 PM

Appalachian State junior QB Taylor Lamb completed 22-of-30 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 45-38 win over Akron.

Lamb threw all three of his touchdown passes in the first half, with two of them coming in the second quarter. The Mountaineers held a 31-14 lead at the half and while Akron would paw at them with 24 points in the second half, Lamb and company were able to hang on for a seven-point win. This was the 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior's first 200-yard passing game of the season, as well as his first game with multiple touchdown passes. While he holds just a 5/3 TD/INT ratio through four games, it should be noted that Appalachian State played two of their first three games against Tennessee and Miami. As the competition slacks a little, he should begin to post numbers more akin to those he put up on Saturday. Last season, Lamb threw 31 touchdown passes.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 07:08:00 PM


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