The Appalachian State-Georgia Southern rivalry stems from similarities rather than differences. Not only do the two schools have similar academic histories as they both were originally teacher colleges, but they also have similar histories on the Gridiron. Both joined the Sun Belt Conference in 2013 after building up a strong championship pedigree in the FCS. The two schools have met every year since 1993 with the Mountaineers holding a 16-13-1 advantage. Appalachian State looks to continue to have the upper hand in this rivalry.
Mountaineers Tailgate Guide
Appalachian State’s rural location means that a Mountaineers football game is the hottest party in town. Students here start tailgating at the crack of dawn, which features a delicious spread of beer and food. One way that the Appalachian State tailgate differs from many other colleges is that there is not a lot of Greek life. This, however, doesn’t mean that there aren’t a lot of great parties to join in on as Southern hospitality can be found throughout the ASU campus.
The tailgate lots here feature a plethora of delectable foods including fried turkey, fried fish, ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and cornbread. People in Boone are very friendly and will be happy to share their good home country fixings with you. Make sure to come with an appetite as the food here is sure to leave you feeling full.
The Mountaineer Walk is a chance for fans to give their team that last little burst of encouragement before the game. The walk takes place approximately 3 and a half hours before kickoff and is led by the band and cheer squad. Attending the Mountaineer walk is a sure fire way to get your Mountaineers revved for the game so that they’ll bring home the W.
The Fan Zone is located outside of Kidd Brewer Stadium’s West Gate and is a great tailgate area for the whole family. It features many fan-friendly and interactive activities that help create Appalachian State’s hometown atmosphere. If you’re looking for a place to tailgate that is fun for the entire family, look no further than the Fan Zone where you’ll be sure everyone will have a great time.
Fan ZoneThe Fan Zone is located outside of Kidd Brewer Stadium’s West Gate and is a great tailgate area for the whole family. It features many fan-friendly and interactive activities that help create Appalachian State’s hometown atmosphere. If you’re looking for a place to tailgate that is fun for the entire family, look no further than the Fan Zone where you’ll be sure everyone will have a great time.
Raley/Duncan Music LotsThe Raley/Duncan Music Lots are where all the students and Club Yosef members hang out before games. If you’re looking to tailgate with the biggest Mountaineers fans out there then head on over to the Raley/Duncan Music Lots and join in on the festivities.
Mountaineers Stadium Guide
Game day at “The Rock” is like nothing else and is something that every college football fan should experience at least once. The fans here go all out on game day showing off their Mountaineers pride covering themselves in black and gold from head to toe. The Mountaineers have an impressive fan base for an FBS newcomer due to their success at the FCS level. Appalachian State is the only team to have won three Division I championships in the row since Army in the 1940s, which they won from 2005 to 2007. Also, Appalachian State is the only school to receive votes in the final AP Poll while playing in the FCS as they received eight in 2008. This recent success has helped build a strong following and create a hostile environment for opposing teams at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
The location of Kidd Brewer Stadium also makes attending a game here a unique and wonderful experience. The stadium is located between the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and surrounded by several lush forests, which means that the surrounding area has a breathtaking array of fall colors on display during football season. This backdrop along with Kidd Brewer’s 25,000 fan capacity helps create an intimate atmosphere that is unique to Mountaineer football.
Catch a glimpse of Appalachian State’s famous Block A on the hill at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The A shows off the pride the university has in its football program and lets fans know exactly where they are when attending a game at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
Take a walk around the concourse to see all of the plaques and pennants celebrating the Mountaineers strong history. The plaques and pennants do an excellent job of honoring pasts greats, so make sure to check them out.
Yosef is the Appalachian State mascot who originally appeared in the school’s yearbook as a freshman in 1942. The name Yosef comes from the mountain speak word for “yourself.” He is a unique mix of scruffy and cuddly as he was created more in the vain of an Appalachian farmer than that of a pioneer like Daniel Boone. Look for Yosef to fire off his musket as the Mountaineers run up the score.
The 250 member Marching Mountaineers puts on an incredible show at Appalachian State football games. The band performs a variety of fan favorites, including “Hi Hi Yikas,” and puts on great pregame and halftime shows, so don’t miss the Marching Mountaineers during your visit to Boone.
There are few better sights in college football than a Black Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Everyone is dressed head to toe in black making the Mountaineers crowd even more intimidating than usual. Make sure to wear black when attending a Black Saturday game.
Hi-Hi-y-ike-us Nobody like us, We are the mountaineers, mountaineers, mountaineers, Always a-winning Always a-grinning Always a-feeling fine You bet, hey Go Apps! Fight Apps! Go, fight, win Apps!
Cherished Vision (Alma Mater)
Cherished vision of the Southland, Alma Mater in the hills: Thou dost point our minds to wisdom, Till the truth our spirit thrills. Appalachian, Alma Mater of our hearts the joy and pride; Lead us ever, lead us onward, Vanguard of the Hero’s side.
played before games
played after games
I was dancin’ with my darlin’ to the Tennessee Waltz When an old friend I happened to see I introduced her to my loved one And while they were dancin’ My friend stole my sweetheart from me I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz Now I know just how much I have lost Yes, I lost my little darlin’ the night they were playing The beautiful Tennessee Waltz. (REPEAT BOTH VERSES)
App State Chant
Each side of the stadium chants App and State back and forth. The chant is a great way to show off your App State pride, so join in on the chant and help give the Mountaineers as much of a home field advantage as possible.
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