While we can take a quantum of solace from the defensive performance, it doesn’t ease the pain of witnessing the total destruction of what was once a mighty and majestic offense.

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.