GAMEDAY College Football

Appalachian State 32, Troy 28

Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. - Chase Brice fired a 53-yard scoring strike to Christan Horn on the final play of the game and Appalachian State pulled out a 32-28 victory over Troy in a Sun Belt Conference opener.

Brice drove Appalachian State (2-1) down the field before throwing incomplete on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line with 1:13 left in the game.

Appalachian State tackled Gunnar Watson on first down for a safety to get within 28-26 and took over at their own 47-yard line with 15 seconds left following the kickoff. Brice's game-winning throw came on fourth-and-10.

Wide receiver Dashaun Davis staked the Mountaineers to a 7-0 lead with a 17-yard scoring strike to Christian Wells.

Watson had two 1-yard touchdown runs in the second quarter to give Troy (1-2) a 21-14 lead at halftime.

Brice completed 22 of 34 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns. Horn had five catches for 98 yards.

Watson completed 23 of 37 passes for 302 yards with one interception for the Trojans. Troy rushed for only 57 yards on 28 carries.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter TroyApp
App TD 13:48 Christian Wells 17 yd pass from Dashaun Davis (Michael Hughes kick) 0 7
Troy TD 6:49 DK Billingsley 19 yd run (Brooks Buce kick) 7 7
Second Quarter TroyApp
Troy TD 8:43 Gunnar Watson 1 yd run (Brooks Buce kick) 14 7
App TD 1:22 Anderson Castle 18 yd pass from Chase Brice (Michael Hughes kick) 14 14
Troy TD 0:00 Gunnar Watson 1 yd run (Brooks Buce kick) 21 14
Third Quarter TroyApp
App TD 11:35 Daetrich Harrington 19 yd run (Michael Hughes kick) 21 21
App FG 0:29 Michael Hughes 23 yd FG 21 24
Fourth Quarter TroyApp
Troy TD 10:10 Kimani Vidal 1 yd run (Zach Long kick) 28 24
App SF 0:20 Team safety 28 26
App TD 0:00 Christan Horn 53 yd pass from Chase Brice 28 32
Team Stats
  Troy Appalachian State
First downs 25 23
  Rushing 5 9
  Passing 16 14
  Penalty 4 0
3rd Down Efficiency 6-11, 55% 8-16, 50%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 3-4, 75%
Rushes-Yards 28-57 34-161
Passing Yards 302 295
Return Yards 66 34
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-37-1 23-35-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--24 1--5
Punts 2 3
Punts-Average 50 41
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 2-15 6-51
Time of Possession 27:52 32:08
Troy Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Watson 23 37 302 0 1
Appalachian State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Brice 22 34 278 2 0
D. Davis 1 1 17 1 0
Troy Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Billingsley 6 38 6.3 1
K. Vidal 11 29 2.6 1
J. Woods 1 2 2.0 0
W. Choloh 1 0 0.0 0
G. Watson 9 -12 -1.3 2
Appalachian State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Peoples 17 84 4.9 0
D. Harrington 7 58 8.3 1
A. Marshall 5 16 3.2 0
C. Brice 5 3 0.6 0
Troy Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Stoudemire 6 70 11.7 0
T. Johnson 4 69 17.3 0
R. Johnson 2 57 28.5 0
J. Barber 6 42 7.0 0
M. Rogers 2 41 20.5 0
J. Woods 1 11 11.0 0
D. Ross 1 7 7.0 0
K. Vidal 1 5 5.0 0
Appalachian State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Horn 5 98 19.6 1
K. Robinson 4 68 17.0 0
H. Pearson 2 40 20.0 0
C. Wells 1 25 25.0 1
M. Gibbs 2 18 9.0 0
A. Castle 1 18 18.0 1
D. Davis 5 16 3.2 0
C. Peoples 1 6 6.0 0
A. Marshall 1 4 4.0 0
D. Stroman 1 2 2.0 0
Troy Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Appalachian State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Lawson Jr. 1 1
Troy Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Rivers 2 100 50.0
Appalachian State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Howell 3 123 41.0
Troy Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Appalachian State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Troy Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Barber 2 66 33.0
Appalachian State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Tucker 1 20 20.0
A. Marshall 1 13 13.0
Troy Missed FG
Player Length
B. Buce 32
Appalachian State Missed FG
Player Length




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