Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 38

(5-2, 2-2 Southern)

Appalachian St 35

(5-2, 1-2 Southern)

3:30 PM ET, October 20, 2007

Kidd Brewer Stadium, BOONE, NC

1 2 3 4 T
GASO 21 10 0 738
APP 14 3 3 1535

Top Performers

Passing: B. Lowe (GASO) - 145 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Edwards (APP) - 29 CAR, 220 YDS

Receiving: R. Andrews (GASO) - 4 REC, 89 YDS, 1 TD

Georgia Southern 38, Appalachian St. 35

Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Lamar Lewis ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns, including a key fourth-quarter score, as Georgia Southern held off an Appalachian State rally Saturday and took a 38-35 victory in the Southern Conference.

The win overshadowed a 220-yard rushing performance by Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards, who was starting for the first time since Sept. 22 against Wofford.

Lewis scored on a 15-yard run with 9:50 remaining to give the Eagles (5-2, 2-2 SoCon) a 38-20 lead. The score capped a 13-play drive that took nearly 7 minutes.

Appalachian State (5-2, 1-2 SoCon) needed slightly more than 2 minutes to start its comeback, going 66 yards to score on Trey Elder's 19-yard run to cut the gap to 38-27.

On Appalachian State's next possession, Edwards drove the offense from its 9-yard line to the end zone on Devon Moore's 1-yard run with 2:02 to go.

On the drive, Edwards was sacked for a 12-yard loss on a first-and-10 at his own 23. On the next play, he hit Hans Batichon on a 58-yard play, and followed with a 21-yard pass to Kevin Richardson. Edwards followed with two runs for 9 yards to set up the final score and 2-point conversion.

The Mountaineers held Georgia Southern and got the ball back with 1:10 left, but the rally died when Edwards gained 10 yards on a fourth-and-11.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GASO
APP
1st Downs2529
Total Yards435557
Passing159198
Rushing276359
Penalties9-698-69
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers02
Possession32:3327:27

Passing Leaders

Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lowe8/1114513.210
Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Edwards10/211788.512

Rushing Leaders

Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Foster201758.810
Lewis13745.720
Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards292207.600
Richardson20884.410

Receiving Leaders

Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews48922.310
Foster34113.700
Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Batichon49523.800
Richardson56913.810

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGASOAPP
TD13:59Jayson Foster 56 Yd Run (Jesse Hartley Kick) 70
TD12:57Carson Hill 35 Yd Interception Return (Jesse Hartley Kick) 140
TD09:11Kevin Richardson 24 Yd Pass From Armanti Edwards (Julian Rauch Kick) 147
TD05:23Lamar Lewis 18 Yd Run (Jesse Hartley Kick) 217
TD01:30Kevin Richardson 5 Yd Run (Julian Rauch Kick) 2114
SECOND QUARTERGASOAPP
TD12:39Raja Andrews 18 Yd Pass From Billy Lowe (Jesse Hartley Kick) 2814
FG04:16Julian Rauch 27 Yd 2817
FG00:00Jesse Hartley 31 Yd 3117
THIRD QUARTERGASOAPP
FG10:43Julian Rauch 32 Yd 3120
FOURTH QUARTERGASOAPP
TD09:50Lamar Lewis 15 Yd Run (Jesse Hartley Kick) 3820
TD07:25Trey Elder 19 Yd Run (Julian Rauch Kick) 3827
TD02:02Devon Moore 1 Yd Run (Trey Elder Pass To Hans Batichon For Two-Point Conversion) 3835