Florida transfer James Blackman started for Arkansas State against Central Arkansas on Saturday night. Blackman wasn’t playing poorly, exactly, but early in the third quarter, the score was only 13-7 Red Wolves midway through the third quarter. After Blackman was forced to retire to the sideline after briefly losing his helmet, Hatcher took over the offensive and immediately flicked a 34 yard TD pass to Corey Rucker – who would go on to record two more Hatcher to Rucker scores. In a quarter and a half of work, Hatcher threw 4 touchdown and went a perfect 12/12 for a fantastic 315 QB rating. It’s hard to imagine Hatcher not starting next week against Memphis.
Fun Belt Podcast continues to add to its spice rack with a zesty peek into what the hell is going on at Appalachian State. Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 voter Ethan Joyce joins us in the kitchen for Episode 6 where we slice into the Mountaineers’ tasty cake.