Appalachian State and Toledo both held their first on-site practice for Saturday’s Camellia Bowl on Wednesday.
Appalachian State worked for two hours in shorts at Alabama State University.
“One thing you always worry about when you come to a bowl site is how focused are the guys when it’s time to practice,” head coach Scott Satterfield said. “I thought our guys came out today and had a great practice. We were very focused today and in our meetings as well.
“There is a fine balance between fun and enjoying the bowl festivities, but we are also here to play a football game. Our guys have done a great job of that so far. Tomorrow we will start zeroing end as get towards the end of the week.”
Toledo held a 90-minute practice in shoulder pads and shorts at Huntingdon College.
“We had a good practice today, spirited as usual,” head coach Jason Candle said. “We are off to a good start.
“Today was red zone emphasis down on the goal line. We are trying to get our plan solidified for that. Tomorrow we will scale back a little bit, do a walk thru, and Friday we will gear it up again and practice a little bit and Saturday play the game. That is our typical week. We are trying to handle a new venue and handle the situation. I watched our guys compete today and I think they we very spirited today.”
Appalachian State and Toledo will meet on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 4:30 p.m. CT at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. The game will be televised by ESPN. The Camellia Bowl will be the third of four bowl games to air on ESPN networks on the opening day of the college football bowl season.
Tickets to the third annual Camellia Bowl are on sale via the internet www.espnevents.com/camellia-bowl/tickets/. Tickets are $30 for reserved seats and $20 for general admission seating.