College Football Roundup: Appalachian State cruises
BOONE ó Armanti Edwards threw three touchdowns and Devon Moore rushed for three to lead Appalachian State in a 52-16 rout of Georgia Southern on Saturday.
Edwards was 26-for-34 with 320 yards and rushed for 39 yards for the Mountaineers (5-2, 4-0 Southern Conference), who won their fifth straight game. Travaris Cadet rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, and threw for 64 yards and an interception.
CoCo Hillary had 104 yards receiving and two scores on seven catches for Appalachian State, and Matt Cline caught 10 balls for 102 yards and a score.
The score was tied 7-7 midway through the opening quarter, but Appalachian State outscored the Eagles (4-4, 3-2) 35-3 until early in the third, capping the spree on Moore’s 10-yard scamper for a 42-10 lead.
Cadet’s 15-yard TD run with 3:15 to play sealed the scoring.
The Mountaineers gained 712 total yards compared to just 171 for the Eagles. The 52 points was the most Georgia Southern has given up in the regular season to a Football Championship Subdivision team in school history.
Lee Chapple was 20-for-34 with 156 yards and an interception.
Georgia Southern defensive back Hudson Presume was taken to Watauga Medical Center in Boone after injuring his neck on the same play in which he forced a fumble. He was carted off the field and rushed to the hospital during the second quarter, but later released to travel home with the team after regaining full movement and his tests came back negative.
Elon 45, Chattanooga 10
ELON ó Scott Riddle threw three touchdown passes to Terrell Hudgins and Elon beat Chattanooga 45-10 on Saturday.Hudgins caught six passes for 74 yards for the Phoenix (6-1, 4-0 Southern Conference) and became the first player to have three receiving touchdowns in one game against the Mocs. It was Hudgins’ first three-touchdown game since Nov. 10, 2007. He scored on catches of 2, 41 and 5 yards.Riddle went 13-for-18 for 196 yards passing and scored on a 5-yard run.
Wofford 35, W. Carolina 26
CULLOWHEEó Five different players scored touchdowns for Wofford as the Terriers held off Western Carolina for a 35-26 win on Saturday, snapping a four-game losing skid.
Drake 21, Davidson 16
DAVIDSON ó Stephen Platek rushed for two touchdowns and Michael Lahart ran 58 yards to return a blocked field goal for a score as Drake rallied to defeat Davidson 21-16.
Syracuse 28, Akron 14
SYRACUSE, N.Y. ó Delone Carter gained a career-high 170 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns, Greg Paulus hit Marcus Sales for an 11-yard score and Syracuse (3-4) beat Akron 28-14 to snap a two-game losing streak.
Mississippi 30, Arkansas 17
OXFORD, Miss. ó Dexter McCluster ran for a career-high 123 yards and Jevan Snead threw for a career-high 332, leading Mississippi to a 30-17 victory over Arkansas.
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