College Football Roundup: Appalachian State wins
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Jamal Jackson threw three touchdown passes and Appalachian State scored 34 consecutive points to erase a 10-point deficit and defeat Chattanooga 34-17 Saturday night.
Turnovers put the Mountaineers (2-2, 1-1 Southern Conference) in a 10-0 first-quarter hole. Jackson was sacked by Davis Tull at his 8 and fumbled. Jacob Huesman found Marlon Anthony on a 7-yard scoring pass for the Mocs (1-3, 0-1) two plays later.
Chaz Moore intercepted Jackson on Appalachian State's next possession and returned it 42 yards to set up a field goal.
It was all Mountaineers after that. Jackson hit Steven Miller for a 35-yard score 32 seconds before halftime for a 10-10 tie.
In the fourth quarter, Jackson found Sean Price for touchdowns of 36 and 14 yards, and Brandon Grier returned an interception for a 70-yard score.
The Mountaineers, who lost to The Citadel last week, haven't lost two straight conference games since back in 2002.
SAMFORD 25, WCU 21
CULLOWHEE- Fabian Truss ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns to rally Samford past Southern Conference foe Western Carolina 25-21 Saturday.
After both teams struggled in the first half, Truss carried three times for 68 yards for the Bulldogs (4-0, 2-0) on their first possession of the third quarter, finishing the drive with a 25-yard touchdown run for a 7-7 tie.
Cameron Yaw's field goal made it 10-7.
Western Carolina (1-3, 0-2) regained the lead, 21-10, entering the fourth quarter on two Eddie Sullivan touchdown passes, 14 yards to Conner Orr and 8 yards to Jacoby Mitchell.
GA. SOUTHERN 26, ELON 23
STATESBORO, Ga. - Ezayi Youyoute ran for 106 yards and added 66 through the air as Georgia Southern rallied to beat Elon 26-23.
There were four lead changes before Elon (2-2, 0-1 Southern Conference) jumped ahead 20-16 late in the third quarter. Dominique Swope's 2-yard touchdown put Georgia Southern back on top but the Phoenix managed to tie the game 23-all behind a 33-yard field goal from Adam Shreiner.
FURMAN 31, PC 21
CLINTON, S.C. - Hank McCloud scored three rushing touchdowns - all in the first half - to lead Furman past Presbyterian 31-21 for the Paladins' first victory of the season.