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Originally published: 2013-09-10 16:53:39
Last modified: 2013-09-10 16:54:23

ASU punter honored by league

by Staff Reports

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- After averaging nearly 48 yards per punt on Saturday versus North Carolina A&T, Appalachian State punter Bentlee Critcher has been named the Southern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.
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.

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.