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Appalachian State 42, Georgia State 17

Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. - Camerun Peoples rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Chase Brice added two rushing scores and Appalachian State scored 28 unanswered points in a 42-17 victory over Georgia State.

Appalachian State (4-3, 2-2 Sun Belt Conference), which had 41 rushing yards in its last game against Texas State, rushed for 379 yards and six touchdowns. Nate Noel added 69 yards rushing, Daetrich Harrington had 52 and Ahmani Marshall 48.

The Appalachian State defense forced two turnovers on Georgia State's opening three drives of the second half to take control. The Mountaineers also secured a fumbled with 1:20 left in the fourth.

Peoples scored on a 16-yard run to pull Appalachian State within 14-7 late in the second quarter. Marshall went untouched for a 37-yard touchdown to tie it at 14-all and Brice's 2-yard touchdown run gave App State its first lead at 21-14.

Darren Grainger rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown, and he threw for 72 yards with an interception for Georgia State (2-5, 1-2), which has lost all nine meetings with Appalachian State.

Georgia State coach Shawn Elliott and App State coach Shawn Clark were teammates on the Mountaineers' 1995 team that went undefeated during the regular season.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter GaStApp
GaSt TD 8:43 Tucker Gregg 4 yard TD run (Michael Hayes Extra Point) 7 0
GaSt TD 4:12 Darren Grainger 26 yard TD run (Michael Hayes Extra Point) 14 0
Second Quarter GaStApp
App TD 3:13 Camerun Peoples 16 yard TD run (Michael Hughes Extra Point) 14 7
Third Quarter GaStApp
App TD 10:24 Ahmani Marshall 37 yard TD run (Michael Hughes Extra Point) 14 14
App TD 3:59 Chase Brice 1 yard TD run (Michael Hughes Extra Point) 14 21
App TD 1:10 Chase Brice 1 yard TD run (Michael Hughes Extra Point) 14 28
Fourth Quarter GaStApp
GaSt FG 13:45 Michael Hayes 47 yard field goal 17 28
App TD 9:42 Camerun Peoples 7 yard TD run (Michael Hughes Extra Point) 17 35
App TD 3:24 Anderson Castle 2 yard TD run (Michael Hughes Extra Point) 17 42
Team Stats
  Georgia State Appalachian State
First downs 20 24
  Rushing 12 22
  Passing 5 1
  Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-14, 36% 4-14, 29%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 4-5, 80%
Rushes-Yards 41-228 64-399
Passing Yards 73 62
Return Yards 20 88
Completions-Attempts-Int 9-23-1 7-17-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 5-15 0-0
Punts 6 5
Fumbles Lost 3-3 1-1
Penalties - Yards 4-46 5-60
Georgia State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Grainger 9 23 73 0 1
Appalachian State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Brice 7 17 62 0 0
Georgia State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Grainger 19 100 5.3 1
T. Gregg 11 93 8.5 1
M. Carroll 6 25 4.2 0
J. Williams 5 10 2.0 0
Appalachian State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Peoples 23 168 7.3 2
N. Noel 15 69 4.6 0
A. Castle 7 50 7.1 1
A. Marshall 4 48 12.0 1
D. Harrington 10 47 4.7 0
C. Brice 5 17 3.4 2
Georgia State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Green 2 24 12.0 0
R. Lewis 2 23 11.5 0
J. Credle 2 19 9.5 0
J. Thrash 1 5 5.0 0
J. Williams 1 1 1.0 0
C. Thompson 1 1 1.0 0
Appalachian State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
H. Pearson 1 31 31.0 0
N. Noel 2 12 6.0 0
C. Wells 1 7 7.0 0
C. Horn 1 7 7.0 0
E. Wilson 1 3 3.0 0
D. Davis 1 2 2.0 0
Georgia State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Appalachian State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Bird 1 17
Georgia State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Hayes 6 269 44.8
Appalachian State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Howell 5 171 34.2
Georgia State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Appalachian State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Page 2 8 4.0
Georgia State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Green 2 3 1.5
J. Williams 1 17 17.0
Appalachian State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Tucker 1 63 63.0
Georgia State Missed FG
Player Length
Appalachian State Missed FG
Player Length




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