Scores

Final

Appalachian St 28

(8-3, 2-3 away)

Elon 24

(5-6, 2-3 home)

3:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Rhodes Stadium, Elon, NC

1 2 3 4 T
APP 7 7 7 728
ELON 21 3 0 024

Top Performers

Passing: J. Jackson (APP) - 284 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Harris (ELON) - 14 CAR, 71 YDS

Receiving: A. Mellette (ELON) - 14 REC, 236 YDS, 1 TD

Appalachian St. 28, Elon 24

Associated Press

ELON, N.C. -- Jamal Jackson threw four touchdown passes as Appalachian State rallied from a 21-0 deficit for a 28-24 win over Elon on Saturday.

The comeback ties the largest deficit overcome by the Mountaineers (8-3, 6-2 Southern Conference) since their move to Division I in 1972.

With his team trailing 24-14 at halftime, Jackson threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Brian Quick in the third quarter and found Steven Miller on a 5-yard score for the game-winner with 11:14 to play in the game. Jackson passed for 284 yards. Quick had 11 catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns.

Elon (5-6, 3-4) built a 21-7 lead after the first quarter but could not find the end zone the rest of the game. Thomas Wilson passed for 344 yards and two touchdowns while Aaron Mellette caught 14 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown for the Phoenix (5-6, 3-5).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
APP
ELON
1st Downs2219
Total Yards330384
Passing284344
Rushing4640
Penalties8-556-66
3rd Down Conversions5-133-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers23
Possession30:4029:20

Passing Leaders

Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jackson26/422846.841
ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilson30/433448.022

Rushing Leaders

Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cadet9374.1013
Jackson12191.609
ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris14715.1020
Taylor8111.414

Receiving Leaders

Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Quick1115013.6241
Cadet5499.8119
ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mellette1423616.9143
Peterson5448.8017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAPPELON
TD06:52Rasaun Rorie 5 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 07
TD04:55Aaron Mellette 31 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 014
TD02:37Dontay Taylor 4 Yd Run (Adam Shreiner Kick) 021
TD00:00Brian Quick 18 Yd Pass From Jamal Jackson (Drew Stewart Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERAPPELON
TD08:58Travaris Cadet 6 Yd Pass From Jamal Jackson (Drew Stewart Kick) 1421
FG00:21Adam Shreiner 24 Yd 1424
THIRD QUARTERAPPELON
TD06:11Brian Quick 9 Yd Pass From Jamal Jackson (Drew Stewart Kick) 2124
FOURTH QUARTERAPPELON
TD11:14Steven Miller 5 Yd Pass From Jamal Jackson (Drew Stewart Kick) 2824