Ap­palachian State wins, eyes divi­sion crown

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - College Football - Ob­server News Ser­vices

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.

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