Jalin Moore ran for two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 1:16 left and Appalachian State beat South Alabama 34-27 on Saturday night.
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Mountaineers survive Jaguar comeback
It wasn't easy, but Appalachian State held on with a late go-ahead score to finish its regular season 10-2 after a 34-27 victory over South Alabama. Marcus Cox led all rushers with 192 yards, along with Jalin Moore's 84 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Box score
A push to victory?
Jalen Moore scored on this 18-yard TD run, but he needed some help from teammates to cross the plane. Appalachian State takes a late 34-27 lead over South Alabama with 1:16 to go.
Turnover trend continues for Mountaineers
You'll never believe this: Appalachian State turned the ball over again. The Mountaineers' fourth giveaway today comes on this Taylor Lamb interception.
South Alabama-App State tied in Mobile
Thanks to this 40-yard reception by Danny Woodson, South Alabama had good field position. On the next play, the Jaguars would even the game at 24 early in the fourth quarter against Appalachian State.
Mountaineers keep making mistakes
Appalachian State won't get a chance to respond to South Alabama's field goal because the fumble bug bit the Mountaineers yet again. The third cough up of the night gives the Jaguars prime field positioning. Five plays later, South Alabama hits paydirt to make the game 24-17.
Mountaineers make first half statement
Appalachian State takes a 24-7 lead into halftime. Taylor Lamb is tearing it up through the air for the Mountaineers, going 12-15 with 162 yards and two touchdowns. Marcus Cox is doing his part on the ground with 141 yards off of nine carries. Box score
Matics makes it from distance
It's a career high 51-yard field goal for Appalachian State kicker Zach Matics. He boots the Mountaineers to a 24-7 lead.
Mountaineers have fumbleitis
In four plays, Appalachian State fumbled twice into the end zone, each time recovered by South Alabama. Instead of a commanding 35-7 lead, the Mountaineers lead 21-7 late in the second quarter.
Mountaineers make lead bigger
Taylor Lamb does it again. His 18-yard TD pass to Marcus Cox is Lamb's second TD pass of the day. Appalachian State now leads 21-7 early in the second quarter.
Refreshing TD for Appalachian State
After South Alabama cracked back with a TD of its own to even the score, Appalachian State QB Taylor Lamb hit WR Simms McElfresh on this 58-yard score. The Mountaineers lead 14-7 at the end of the first quarter.
74-yard scamper sets up App State TD
Marcus Cox's 74-yard run was this close to scoring. Two plays later, the Mountaineers punched it in the end zone to open scoring, taking a 7-0 lead.
Watch: App. State vs. South Alabama
Appalachian State travels to Mobile in search for its 10th win of the season. South Alabama is an 18-point underdog at home. Streaming live on ESPN3
A lack of six-win, bowl-eligible teams has allowed 5-7 Nebraska, Minnesota and San Jose State to earn bowl berths, while Illinois and Rice were eliminated from bowl contention.
Three Sun Belt teams accepted bowl bids, sources told ESPN, and two more can lock up spots if Georgia State and South Alabama can get a sixth win Saturday.
The NCAA Division I council approved a recommendation Monday to fill the record 41 bowls with five-win teams because not enough teams will meet the standard bowl-eligibility requirements.
Kevin Ellison and Matt Breida rushed for two touchdowns apiece and Ellison threw for another score as Georgia Southern ran past South Alabama 55-17 on Saturday.
Breida takes it 75 yards to the house
Georgia Southern RB Matt Breida ran right up the middle for this 75-yard touchdown. The Eagles lead 55-17 late in the fourth quarter.
Jaguars on the board first
South Alabama QB Cody Clements looked like he was in trouble, but he found Gerald Everett open on a screen pass. Everett did the rest of the work to help set up the game's first score.
Watch: South Alabama-Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern goes for its eighth win of the season as 21.5-point home favorites, but South Alabama seeks bowl eligibility. Streaming live on ESPN3
Nick Arbuckle completed 27 of his 44 passes for 311 yards and a touchdown to help lead Georgia State past South Alabama 24-10 on Saturday.
South Alabama up 10-7 on Georgia State
At halftime, the Jaguars have a three-point lead over the Panthers in a battle of big cats. South Alabama RB Tyreis Thomas has the game's only touchdown, a 17-yarder less than two minutes into the contest. Live on ESPN3
Watch: South Alabama at Georgia State
South Alabama and Georgia State face off in the Georgia Dome in a Sun Belt matchup. The Panthers are favored by three points in Vegas. Live on ESPN3
E.J. May made a late interception to set up Xavier Johnson's go-ahead 16-yard touchdown run with 3:32 left and South Alabama beat Louisiana-Lafayette 32-25 on Thursday night.
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