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Georgia Southern 51, Appalachian State 48

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. - Kyle Vantrease threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ezrah Archie for the game-winning score to lead Georgia Southern to a dramatic 51-48 double overtime win over Appalachian State.

Despite entering with six wins, the Mountaineers needed the victory to become bowl eligible because two of their wins were against FCS-members Robert Morris and The Citadel, leaving them one win shy of five required wins against FBS teams.

Appalachian State started the season with a 63-61 home loss to North Carolina before going to College Station, Texas and beating then No. 6 Texas A&M 17-14.

Georgia Southern (6-6, 3-5 Sun Belt) needed the win to become bowl eligible.

Each team scored a touchdown in the first overtime, and the Mountaineers' Michael Hughes kicked a 32-yard field goal in Appalachian State's second overtime possession. After Vantrease threw incomplete on first down, he came back with a laser to Archie and Georgia Southern fans stormed the field.

Hughes missed a 30-yard field goal as time expired in regulation with the game tied at 38.

Vantrease threw for 385 yards and three touchdowns.

Nate Noel ran for 171 yards on 12 carries with three touchdowns for the Mountaineers (6-6, 3-5).

November 26, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter AppGaSo
App FG 10:36 Michael Hughes 22 yd FG 3 0
GaSo TD 5:42 AJ Brown 13 yd run (Alex Raynor kick) 3 7
App FG 4:06 Michael Hughes 37 yd FG 6 7
Second Quarter AppGaSo
App TD 10:36 Nate Noel 51 yd run (Michael Hughes kick) 13 7
GaSo TD 8:08 Tyler Jordan 1 yd run (Alex Raynor kick) 13 14
App TD 3:10 Nate Noel 12 yd run (Michael Hughes kick) 20 14
GaSo FG 0:38 Alex Raynor 35 yd FG 20 17
Third Quarter AppGaSo
App FG 12:09 Michael Hughes 24 yd FG 23 17
GaSo TD 7:52 Tyler Jordan 2 yd run (Alex Raynor kick) 23 24
App TD 6:38 Daetrich Harrington 4 yd run (Nate Noel 2pt pass from Chase Brice) 31 24
GaSo TD 2:53 Evan Lester 1 yd pass from Kyle Vantrease (Alex Raynor kick) 31 31
Fourth Quarter AppGaSo
App TD 13:03 Ahmani Marshall 2 yd run (Michael Hughes kick) 38 31
GaSo TD 4:22 Kyle Vantrease 3 yd run (Alex Raynor kick) 38 38
OT AppGaSo
GaSo TD   Jjay Mcafee 4 yd pass from Kyle Vantrease (Alex Raynor kick) 38 45
App TD   Nate Noel 25 yd run (Michael Hughes kick) 45 45
2nd OT AppGaSo
App FG   Michael Hughes 33 yd FG 48 45
GaSo TD   Ezrah Archie 25 yd pass from Kyle Vantrease 48 51
Team Stats
  Appalachian State Georgia Southern
First downs 25 27
  Rushing 15 9
  Passing 8 14
  Penalty 2 4
3rd Down Efficiency 5-13, 38% 6-13, 46%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 48-376 26-102
Passing Yards 253 385
Return Yards 25 48
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-26-0 34-51-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--1 0-0
Punts 2 4
Punts-Average 40.5 46
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 6-61 3-39
Time of Possession 32:33 27:27
Appalachian State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Brice 15 26 253 0 0
Georgia Southern Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
K. Vantrease 34 51 385 3 1
Appalachian State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Noel 12 171 14.3 3
A. Marshall 20 91 4.6 1
D. Harrington 9 74 8.2 1
C. Brice 7 40 5.7 0
Georgia Southern Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Brown 14 62 4.4 1
K. Vantrease 3 17 5.7 1
T. Jordan 6 11 1.8 2
T. Dixon II 1 5 5.0 0
K. Hood 1 4 4.0 0
A. Raynor 1 3 3.0 0
Appalachian State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Horn 2 55 27.5 0
D. Stroman 1 53 53.0 0
K. Robinson 5 49 9.8 0
H. Pearson 2 47 23.5 0
N. Noel 2 34 17.0 0
D. Davis 1 15 15.0 0
M. Gibbs 1 2 2.0 0
M. Hetzel 1 -2 -2.0 0
Georgia Southern Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Singleton 10 133 13.3 0
K. Hood 9 99 11.0 0
E. Archie 5 71 14.2 1
J. Thompson 1 50 50.0 0
J. Mcafee 3 17 5.7 1
E. Lester 3 11 3.7 1
D. Lewis 1 4 4.0 0
A. Brown 2 0 0.0
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Appalachian State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
L. Doublin 1 19
Georgia Southern Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Appalachian State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Howell 2 81 40.5
Georgia Southern Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Beck II 4 184 46.0
Appalachian State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Page 1 6 6.0
Georgia Southern Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Appalachian State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Georgia Southern Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
O. Arnold 2 48 24.0
Appalachian State Missed FG
Player Length
M. Hughes 30
Georgia Southern Missed FG
Player Length




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