College Football Roundup: Appalachian State rolls
Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 8, 2008
Associated PressCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ó Appalachian State’s Armanti Edwards tossed two touchdown passes, threw for 176 yards and rushed for 152 yards before resting in the second half of a 49-7 win at Chattanooga.
The second-ranked Mountaineers (8-2, 6-0 Southern Conference) outgained the Moccasins (1-9, 0-6) 655 yards to 227.
Appalachian State’s Robert Welton scored three rushing touchdowns in the first half before taking the second half off.
He scored from 18 yards out, and followed a 76-yard run by Edwards with a 1-yard dive. Welton scored in the second quarter from 1-yard out for a 28-7 lead.
Edwards threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Courman with 10 seconds left in the first half.
Each of Appalachian State’s five first-half touchdown drives consumed less than three minutes.
Appalachian State backup quarterback DeAndre Presley tossed a 38-yard touchdown pass to Blake Elder in the third quarter and scored on a 5-yard run for a 49-7 lead. Presley also rushed for 101 yards.
Elon 33, Western Carolina 14
ELON ó Scott Riddle threw for 210 yards and accounted for three touchdowns to lead Elon to a 33-14 win over Western Carolina.
Riddle, who completed 17 of 26 passes and an interception, connected with Lance Camp on a 3-yard touchdown to give the Phoenix (8-2, 6-1 Southern Conference) a 10-0 lead in the second quarter.
Coastal Carolina 23, Gardner-Webb 18
BOILING SPRINGS ó Zach MacDowall threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns to lead Coastal Carolina to a 23-18 win against Gardner-Webb .
The Chanticleers (5-5, 1-3 Big South Conference) won despite being outgained 439-344 by the Bulldogs (5-5, 2-2).
San Diego 28, Davidson 24
DAVIDSON ó Sebastian Trujillo threw three touchdown passes and ran for the game-winning score as San Diego rallied to defeat Davidson 28-24.
The Wildcats (3-6, 2-4 Pioneer Football League) led 21-0 before Trujillo, who was 22 of 27 for 265 yards, began the comeback for the Toreros (7-2, 4-2).
South Carolina 34, Arkansas 21
COLUMBIA, S.C. ó Steve Spurrier shuffled things up again Saturday, alternating quarterbacks Stephen Garcia and Chris Smelley most of the way in South Carolina’s 34-21 victory over Arkansas.
The Gamecocks (7-3, 4-3) have won four of their past five Southeastern Conference games since starting 0-2 in the league, snapped a two-game losing streak to Arkansas (4-6, 1-5) and put themselves in position for a New Year’s Day bowl.