ASU punter honored by league
by Staff Reports
Critcher, a walk-on true freshman, averaged 47.9 yards over seven punts in Saturday's game. Two of his seven punts traveled 50-plus yards (including a 61-yarder) and two were downed inside the 20-yard line.
N.C. A&T managed to return just three of his seven punts for a total of 16 yards, which, including a touchback, still gave Critcher a gaudy net average of 40.9 yards per boot.
OUT OF THE RANKINGS
PHILADELPHIA -- Appalachian State was knocked out of the Sports Network rankings for the first time since 2005.
The Mountaineers, who lost 24-21 to North Carolina A&T on Saturday, went into the weekend ranked No. 21 by the Sports Network.
The Mountaineers, who are 0-2, were buried in the others receiving votes catagory with 40 points, three behind Chattanooga.
North Dakota State remained the No. 1 ranked team in the FCS with 3,793 points. Eastern Washington is second and Montana State is third. Towson and Sam Houston State round out the Top 5.