College Football Roundup: App rolls
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BOONE ó Devon Moore rushed for 124 yards and Appalachian State dominated in the running game to defeat North Carolina Central 55-21 on Saturday.
The Mountaineers (3-2) had 407 yards on the ground and six rushing touchdowns.
Appalachian State trailed 14-7 late in the first quarter, but responded with 27 straight points. Armanti Edwards put the Mountaineers ahead 34-14 on a 7-yard run with 3:15 left in the third quarter.
Edwards finished with 97 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, and was 17 of 29 for 237 yards and a touchdown.
After gaining the early lead, the Eagles (0-6) scored just once in the second half, on a 44-yard pass to Andrew Johnson from Michael Johnson early in the fourth quarter.
Michael Johnson was 16 of 23 for 186 yards and two touchdowns for North Carolina Central.
Elon 43, Citadel 7
ELON ó Scott Riddle threw two touchdown passes and Elon buried Citadel 43-7. Riddle went 18-for-33 for 230 yards. The win gave the Phoenix back-to-back wins over the Bulldogs for the first time.The Phoenix (5-1, 3-0 Southern Conference) piled up 543 yards total offense.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ó Mikell Simpson ran for four touchdowns and cornerback Ras-I Dowling forced two turnovers to set up scores as Virginia defeated Indiana 47-7.
Jameel Sewell passed for 308 yards as Virginia rolled up more than 500 yards total offense for the first time since 2004.
DALLAS ó Bo Levi Mitchell completed 17 of 29 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns to lead Southern Methodist to a 28-21 win over East Carolina on Saturday.
Aldrick Robinson scored on a 96-yard touchdown reception to tie for the longest touchdown pass in SMU history, and the Mustangs (3-2, 2-0 Conference USA) snapped the Pirates’ five-game conference winning streak.
Dominique Lindsay led all rushers with 144 yards on 24 attempts for ECU (3-3, 2-1).
The Mustangs scored 21 consecutive points to take a 21-7 lead, capped by safety Rock Dennis’ 53-yard interception return with 8:12 left in the third quarter.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ó Jonathan Crompton passed for a career-high 310 yards and threw for four touchdowns, leading Tennessee to a 45-19 win over Georgia. It was coach Lane Kiffin’s first Southeastern Conference victory and kept the Volunteers (3-3, 1-2) from going 0-3 in the league for a second season in a row.
DAVIDSON ó The Davidson defense forced five turnovers, and junior quarterback Michael Blanchard rushed for a career-high 93 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats (2-3, 2-1 PFL) to a 16-10 Pioneer Football League victory over Morehead State (2-4, 0-3 PFL) at Richardson Stadium.
CONWAY, S.C. ó Zach MacDowall threw for 207 yards and a touchdown to lead Coastal Carolina to a 20-6 victory over Virginia Military Institute.
Jamie Childers scored Coastal Carolina’s final touchdown on a 13-yard run with 1:19 left in the game. Childers finished with 54 yards rushing and was 5 of 5 for 38 yards.