The 2018 season seems like forever ago for Appalachian State.

So much has changed for the football program, and so much is still changing around the football stadium, but one expectation remains: winning.

The Mountaineers open the 2019 season on Saturday against East Tennessee State for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Here are five things to know about the matchup:

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