Cardinal Football

Evan Conley: The Calm Customer

Chris Humphrey

The 2019 class featured 64 better pro-style quarterbacks than Louisville freshman Evan Conley according to the recruiting gurus at 247Sports.com.

Midway thought the 2019 college football season Evan Conley is the only one to receive quarterback of the week honors from a power five league.

Conley received various honors on Monday afternoon after helping the Cards defeat Wake Forest 62-59 on Saturday evening. The Georgia native has been named ACC quarterback and freshman of the week. The Manning Award and the Davey O’Brien Award tabbed Conley as one of their top eight performers of the week.

The true freshman completed 12 of 18 passes for 196 yards with two touchdowns. He also had 79 yards on the ground, including a late 41-yard touchdown.

Conley is the only member of Appalachian State’s 2019 recurring class that decommitted and followed Satterfield to Louisville.

“Evan is a calm customer,” Satterfield said after Saturday’s win over Wake Forest. “He’s really even-keeled and plays his heart out. He’s really cerebral, so he studies the film like crazy, but he’s talented too. He’s got a good arm and he can run. He showed that on the fourth and one play at the end to run and get that touchdown.”

Throughout the three games he’s played in Conley has completed 24-of-37 passes for 422-yards, four touchdowns and one interception. He’s also carried a total of ten times for 84-yards and a score.

Scott Satterfield has been noncommittal on who will start under center, but the recipe of Cunningham getting the start and Conley coming in to finish the job has certainly worked out well in recent weeks.

“Both of those guys have played really well,” Satterfield said on Monday. “Whenever Malik has been out there, he’s played great the last two weeks. He’s gotten dinged up a couple times and had to come out and Evan’s come in and played great as well. I’ll say what I’ve always said, that whoever’s the healthiest and gives us the best chance, that’s who we’ll play. Both of those guys have played good. We’ve moved the football, had some good plays, taken care of the ball for the most part. Both can run, and we saw that with Evan the last run he had to score. We’ll play the guy who’s the healthiest. That’s probably been the biggest question. I hate injuries, but that’s part of the game. Whoever’s the most healthiest, that’s who will play.”

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