Appalachian State's preoccupation with Lipford gave Tolleson room to maneuver. Pusey and reserve Quarterback Keith Scoggins completed 24 of 30 passes, and the 11 that Tolleson caught, most of them screens and quick-outs, netted 126 yards. Six other passes, two of them for the final touchdowns, were hauled in by freshman Flanker Gerald Harp, a burner from Red Oak, Ga. Big guy? Nope, Harp is 5'7" and 152 pounds.
All of which further bears out what the man for whom Western Carolina's stadium was named said during a visit the other afternoon to Coach Waters' office. E.J. Whitmire, politico, university benefactor, construction man and farmer, had driven up from Franklin in his Jeep, his ancient dog Speck by his side. "We're just country people here," confided Whitmire, whose red flannel shirt and overalls might have given him away anyhow. "To us, seeing little fellows play football is mighty entertainin'."