Scores

Final

Appalachian St 45

(7-2, 3-2 Sun Belt)

Citadel 24

(5-4, 3-3 Southern)

2:00 PM ET, November 3, 2007

Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC

1 2 3 4 T
APP 10 21 0 1445
CIT 7 7 10 024

Top Performers

Passing: A. Edwards (APP) - 148 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Edwards (APP) - 21 CAR, 291 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Roberts (CIT) - 9 REC, 95 YDS, 1 TD

Appalachian St. 45, The Citadel 24

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Armanti Edwards ran for 291 yards, scoring two touchdowns on the ground and two in the air, to lead Appalachian State to a 45-24 Southern Conference win against The Citadel on Saturday.

Edwards was 10-of-20 passing with 148 yards -- giving the quarterback an impressive 439 yards total offense for the Mountaineers (7-2, 3-2 SoCon). Running back Kevin Richardson added 68 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown.

The Bulldogs (5-4, 3-3) were led by freshman quarterback Bart Blanchard, who had 64 yards rushing, 197 yards passing with two scores -- one on the ground and one in the air.

The Mountaineers jumped out to a 10-0 lead with just under 10 minutes left in the first quarter after a Julian Rauch 39-yard field goal and Edwards' 80-yard run for a touchdown.

The Citadel took advantage of a fumble deep in Appalachian State territory to cut the lead to 10-7. But the Mountaineers reeled off three unanswered scores to go up 31-7 with 8:07 remaining in the first half.

The Citadel was able to get one more score to cut the halftime lead to 31-14.

The Bulldogs came out hot in the second half with a field goal and Blanchard's rushing score to cut the lead to 31-24 at the end of the third quarter, but that's as close as they would get.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
APP
CIT
1st Downs2223
Total Yards587323
Passing148197
Rushing439126
Penalties3-263-20
3rd Down Conversions7-154-15
4th Down Conversions1-31-3
Turnovers31
Possession28:1631:44

Passing Leaders

Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Edwards10/201487.421
CitadelC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Blanchard20/361975.511

Rushing Leaders

Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards2129113.9280
Richardson14684.9143
CitadelCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper16694.3016
Blanchard22642.9115

Receiving Leaders

Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson25728.5145
Richardson24723.5033
CitadelRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts99510.6130
Jernigan23417.0020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAPPCIT
FG11:05Julian Rauch 39 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 58 yds, 3:55
30
TD09:53Armanti Edwards 80 Yd Run (Julian Rauch Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 80 yds, :13
100
TD02:52Andre Roberts 30 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Mike Adams Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 30 yds, :07
107
SECOND QUARTERAPPCIT
TD14:13D.J. Smith 23 Yd Interception Return (Julian Rauch Kick) 177
TD10:24Josh Johnson 6 Yd Pass From Armanti Edwards (Julian Rauch Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 72 yds, 2:10
247
TD08:07Dexter Jackson 45 Yd Pass From Armanti Edwards (Julian Rauch Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 45 yds, :07
317
TD03:52Terrence Reese 1 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 80 yds, 4:15
3114
THIRD QUARTERAPPCIT
FG08:45Mike Adams 24 Yd
Drive: 14 plays, 63 yds, 6:15
3117
TD00:24Bart Blanchard 9 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 40 yds, 2:13
3124
FOURTH QUARTERAPPCIT
TD13:48Kevin Richardson 1 Yd Run (Julian Rauch Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 65 yds, 1:36
3824
TD08:16Armanti Edwards 25 Yd Run (Julian Rauch Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 70 yds, 3:18
4524