Breitenstein reaches 1,000-yard plateau
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
A huge 38-28 victory over Appalachian State, a team that is not only battling Breitenstein’s Wofford Terriers for a Southern Conference championship, but for a possible home game in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Breitenstein reached the 1,000-yard plateau for the third time in his career at Wofford. He went into the game with 995 yards and nine touchdowns in six games.
Breitenstein added 123 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, giving him 1,118 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012.
The only season he did not reach the 1,000-yard plateau was his freshman season when he gained 395 yards backing up Dane Romero.
Breitenstein gained 1,639 yards and scored 22 touchdowns in 2010, and followed with 1,474 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2011.
Tony Washington’s 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the first time an Appalachian State player had scored on one since CoCo Hillary returned a kickoff for 95 yards in a victory over Wofford in 2007.
Joel Ross is turning into Appalachian State’s best offensive player on defense. The defensive back returned a Wofford fumble 47 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.
In Appalachian State’s 28-25 win over Samford, Ross returned an interception 17 yards for a touchdown.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory was in attendance at the game Saturday. He watched from the Appalachian State side with Chancellor Kenneth Peacock.
Former Appalachian State quarterback DeAndre Presley was also at the game.
Presley, who was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins after being released by the San Diego Chargers, was able to attend the game since the Dolphins had a bye.
Presley started on the Dolphins’ practice squad, but was recently activated.
LONG TIME NO WIN
Wofford beat Appalachian State at Kidd Brewer Stadium for the first time since 2002 when the Terriers took a 26-19 victory.