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NCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - SECOND ROUND
Western IllinoisLeathernecksWIU
8-5, 2-5 Away
14
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WIU707014
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Appalachian St. 42, W. Illinois 14

BOONE N.C. -- Quarterback DeAndre Presley rushed for 264 yards and two touchdowns to lead Appalachian State to a 42-14 victory on Saturday against Western Illinois in the second round of the FCS playoffs.

With an inch of snow on the ground and flurries throughout the afternoon, Appalachian State (10-2) used that to its advantage against the pass-oriented Leathernecks (9-5) with a pair of first-half interceptions, turning them into scores.

Appalachian State also rushed for 417 yards.

Presley scored on an 89-yard keeper -- the longest in school playoff history -- to put Appalachian State ahead 21-7. He passed for another score to Brian Quick to give the Mountaineers a 35-7 advantage.

Appalachian State will host Stephen F. Austin or Villanova next, either Friday or Saturday.

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2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
North Dakota State7-113-2
Illinois State7-110-2
Northern Iowa5-39-4
South Dakota State5-38-4
Western Illinois5-37-6
Indiana State3-55-6
South Dakota3-55-6
Youngstown State3-55-6
Southern Illinois2-63-8
Missouri State0-81-10