Catching up with the GoASU memorable games countdown starting on July 4th
Game 3: Football 24, Georgia Southern 17
Just about every time Georgia Southern and Appalachian meet on the gridiron, the games become an instant classic, and 2011 was no different. Both teams have upset the other in consecutive years when the road team was the top ranked team in the country. Snow fell for the most of the morning in Boone that fall Saturday before clouds cleared for a warm 39 degree day that included 20 mph wind gusts. The Appalachian defense limited the Eagle triple option attack to only 135 yards on 51 carries while Jamal Jackson threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns. It was Appalachian’s third win all time against the country’s top ranked team, with all of those wins coming at home. This moves us to 17/28 for the challenge.