Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 17

(7-1, 5-1 Sun Belt)

Appalachian St 24

(6-2, 4-1 Sun Belt)

3:00 PM ET, October 29, 2011

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC

1 2 3 4 T
GASO 0 3 7 717
APP 7 10 0 724

Top Performers

Passing: J. Jackson (APP) - 222 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Jackson (APP) - 13 CAR, 54 YDS

Receiving: B. Quick (APP) - 4 REC, 119 YDS, 2 TD

Appalachian St. 24, Georgia Southern 17

Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. -- Jamal Jackson threw for three touchdowns and Appalachian State's defense stood firm in the fourth quarter in a 24-17 victory over previously unbeaten Georgia Southern on Saturday.

Jackson found Brian Quick for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 9:24 remaining, their second scoring connection of the game. The Mountaineers (6-2, 4-1 Southern Conference) then stopped the Eagles (7-1, 5-1) three times in Appalachian State territory, including once after an interception gave Georgia Southern a first-and-goal at the 9.

The Eagles, who came in ranked first in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches poll and had been averaging 369.7 rushing yards a game -- best in the FCS -- were held to 135 on the ground and 201 yards total offense by Appalachian State.

The Mountaineers, who have won or shared the last six conference titles, avenged last year's 21-14 overtime loss to the Eagles, which ended their 26-game conference winning streak.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GASO
APP
1st Downs1115
Total Yards201320
Passing66222
Rushing13598
Penalties2-103-30
3rd Down Conversions4-136-15
4th Down Conversions0-40-0
Turnovers21
Possession31:5428:06

Passing Leaders

Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shaw4/10666.602
Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jackson13/262228.531

Rushing Leaders

Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown15473.108
McKinnon12403.309
Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson13544.2017
Miller4235.8010

Receiving Leaders

Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker14040.0040
McKinnon3268.7019
Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Quick411929.8256
Peacock25025.0125

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGASOAPP
TD10:14Andrew Peacock 25 Yd Pass From Jamal Jackson (Drew Stewart Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERGASOAPP
FG12:58Drew Stewart 24 Yd 010
FG10:35Adrian Mora 22 Yd 310
TD00:17Brian Quick 56 Yd Pass From Jamal Jackson (Drew Stewart Kick) 317
THIRD QUARTERGASOAPP
TD06:12Jj Wilcox 3 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 1017
FOURTH QUARTERGASOAPP
TD13:57Darreion Robinson 46 Yd Punt Return (Adrian Mora Kick) 1717
TD09:24Brian Quick 15 Yd Pass From Jamal Jackson (Drew Stewart Kick) 1724