Thomas leads Appalachian State past Texas State 38-7
Quartaerback Thomas passed for 247 yards and two touchdowns and Darrynton Evans added two TD runs to propel Appalachian State to a 38-7 victory over Texas State on Saturday.
The Mountaineers ( 7-2, 5-1 Sun Belt Conference) raced to a 7-0 lead on their first possession when Thomas connected with Dominique Heath from the 8-yard line. The score was set up when Austin Exford recovered a Willie Jones III fumble at the Appalachian State 33 on the Bobcats' first series.
The Mountaineers added two second-quarter touchdowns – Thomas' 1-yard pass to Collin Reed and a 1-yard plunge by Evans – to grab a 21-0 lead at halftime.
Appalachian State used just two plays – capped by Evans' 79-yard touchdown run – on their first possession of the third quarter to push the lead to 28-0.