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Appalachian State 31, Marshall 30

Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. - Camerun Peoples ran for three touchdowns and Nate Noel rushed for 87 of his 187 yards on a game-saving drive and Appalachian State defeated Marshall 31-30.

After Chandler Stanton's 45-yard field goal put the Mountaineers on top with 5:45 to play, the defense held but Robert Lefevre's 45-yard punt pinned Appalachian State on its 8-yard line with four minutes remaining.

Noel then carried five-straight times, the last two 41- and 22-yard bursts that put the Mountaineers (3-1) on the Marshall 5. Quarterback Chase Brice then knelt down three times to run out the clock.

After the second of Brice's touchdowns, Rasheen Ali had a 97-yard kickoff return to give Marshall a 20-14 lead. But Brice capped a third long drive with a touchdown two seconds before halftime to put Appalachian State back on top 21-20.

Ali's touchdown run gave Marshall (2-2) a 30-21 lead entering the fourth quarter.

The former conference rivals from the FCS days were meeting for the second time as FBS schools with Marshall winning 17-7 last season.

Appalachian State athletics press release


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MarshApp
App TD 9:38 Camerun Peoples 1 yd run (Chandler Staton kick) 0 7
Marsh FG 5:36 Shane Ciucci 22 yd FG 3 7
Marsh FG 0:39 Shane Ciucci 33 yd FG 6 7
Second Quarter MarshApp
Marsh TD 12:36 Xavier Gaines 56 yd pass from Grant Wells (Shane Ciucci kick) 13 7
App TD 7:13 Camerun Peoples 2 yd run (Chandler Staton kick) 13 14
Marsh TD 7:01 Rasheen Ali 97 yd kick return (Shane Ciucci kick) 20 14
App TD 0:04 Camerun Peoples 2 yd run (Chandler Staton kick) 20 21
Third Quarter MarshApp
Marsh FG 7:54 Shane Ciucci 46 yd FG 23 21
Marsh TD 4:16 Rasheen Ali 8 yd run (Shane Ciucci kick) 30 21
Fourth Quarter MarshApp
App TD 14:09 Corey Sutton 24 yd pass from Chase Brice (Chandler Staton kick) 30 28
App FG 5:45 Chandler Staton 45 yd FG 30 31
Team Stats
  Marshall Appalachian State
First downs 20 39
  Rushing 10 16
  Passing 9 17
  Penalty 1 6
3rd Down Efficiency 5-13, 38% 4-12, 33%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 28-127 54-283
Passing Yards 270 283
Return Yards 213 68
Completions-Attempts-Int 18-33-0 24-39-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--16 1--7
Punts 4 3
Punts-Average 39 37.3
Fumbles Lost 1-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 8-70 4-41
Time of Possession 22:38 37:22
Marshall Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Wells 18 33 270 1 0
Appalachian State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Brice 24 39 283 1 1
Marshall Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Ali 17 83 4.9 1
G. Wells 7 20 2.9 0
S. Evans 4 20 5.0 0
A. Mollette 0 4 0
Appalachian State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Noel 20 187 9.4 0
C. Peoples 25 78 3.1 3
C. Brice 6 22 3.7 0
Marshall Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
X. Gaines 5 104 20.8 1
S. Ahmed 4 81 20.3 0
W. Johnson 2 50 25.0 0
C. Gammage 3 12 4.0 0
R. Ali 2 10 5.0 0
T. Keaton 1 7 7.0 0
S. Evans 1 6 6.0 0
Appalachian State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Sutton 10 127 12.7 1
T. Hennigan 9 123 13.7 0
M. Williams 3 28 9.3 0
C. Peoples 1 8 8.0 0
N. Noel 1 -3 -3.0 0
Marshall Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Abraham 1 35
Appalachian State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Marshall Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. LeFevre 4 156 39.0
Appalachian State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
X. Subotsch 3 112 37.3
Marshall Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Keaton 1 6 6.0
Appalachian State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Hennigan 2 9 4.5
Marshall Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. McCoy 2 59 29.5
R. Ali 1 97 97.0
S. Evans 1 10 10.0
T. Keaton 1 6 6.0
Appalachian State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Virgil 2 59 29.5
Marshall Missed FG
Player Length
S. Ciucci 32
Appalachian State Missed FG
Player Length




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