Appalachian State eyes second straight bowl win
BOONE, N.C. (WLOS) —
The Appalachian State football team will take on Toledo in the Camellia Bowl this Saturday. The Mountaineers are going for their second straight 10-win season and second straight bowl victory.
Coach Scott Satterfield lives and breathes Appalachian State football. He has spent 20 of the past 25 years as part of the Mountaineers family. His success is the team's success.
"Eleven wins last year and a bowl win. Now a chance to win back to back bowl games," Satterfield said. "We're conference champions now. What we've been able to accomplish now in a short period of time in FBS. We've been here for two years."
One of Satterfield's most explosive players is star running back Marcus Cox. The senior needs just 40 rushing yards to reach 5,000 in his career. Only 21 backs in NCAA history have reached that milestone. He is determined to have one more great game Saturday.
"To go out and try to win another bowl game and make more history," Cox said. "Just leaving a legacy and our own history, from teams in the past. It means a lot. "
Defensive back Clifton Duck has been so impressive in his first season that he is a member of the USA Today Freshman All-American team. It's an honor Duck is very proud to have achieved.
"It's really indescribable," Duck said. "Even walking through the facility, and all the guys telling me congrats and how big it is, it's huge. It's like the best Christmas gift this year."
When the Mountaineers take the field Saturday, they could make history. App State could become the first team to win bowl games in each of its first two bowl-eligible seasons.