GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Furman's Ingle Martin threw a 6-yard
pass to Patrick Sprague with 31 seconds to go as the Paladins broke
a three-game losing streak to Appalachian State with a 34-31 win on
The Mountaineers (3-2, 1-1 Southern Conference) nearly sent the
game to overtime after Jermane Little returned the kickoff 46 yards
and quarterback Reggie Williams used a run and two passes to get
the ball to the Furman 23 with three seconds to go.
But Julian Rauch's 41-yard field goal try was deflected by
William Freeman and fell short as the clock expired.
Martin completed 15 of his 26 passes to seven different
receivers for 252 yards and two scores. Jerome Felton led Furman
(5-1, 1-1) with 72 yards on 16 carries.
Williams was 23-of-31 for 272 yards and two touchdowns and led
the Mountaineers in rushing with 124 yards on 18 carries. Little
caught eight passes for 67 yards for Appalachian State.
Furman had lost three in a row in the series in heartbreaking
fashion and appeared to be on its way to another tough loss after
Williams threw touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to Daniel
Bettis and Hans Batichon to put the Mountaineers ahead 31-26.
But Martin led the Paladins on a 14-play, 74-yard drive that
included a critical fourth-down conversion on an offsides penalty.
A UCLA football player was suspended indefinitely Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of rape.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Appalachian State's board of trustees has approved a five-year contract for third-year football coach Scott Satterfield, who guided the Mountaineers through the transition from FCS to FBS.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
The University of Wisconsin agreed to a 10-year deal with Under Armour on Friday worth a total of $96 million in cash and the retail value of products received.