Appalachian State wins, eyes division crown
One home game down. At least one more big one to go.
Returning to Boone for the last two games of the regular season, Appalachian State posted a 45-17 victory against Sun Belt Conference foe Georgia State to set up a win- ner-take-all finale with East Division leader Troy next weekend at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
If the Mountaineers (8-2, 6-1) beat the Trojans to win the division via the head-to-head tiebreaker, they would host the inaugural Sun Belt Championship Game on Dec. 1.
App State quarterback Zac Thomas accounted for four touchdowns, includ- ing three through the air as he completed 20 of his 24 passes for 282 yards, and Darrynton Evans rushed for a 56-yard touchdown to highlight a 15-carry, 127-yard performance.
Corey Sutton also had a 100-yard day, catching four passes for 101 yards and one score.
Defensively, Desmond Franklin’s two interceptions included a 26-yard return for a third-quarter touchdown that followed pressure from Anthony Flory.