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Appalachian St. 35, Samford 24

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Armanti Edwards threw for 307 yards, ran for 63 yards and accounted for four touchdowns to lead Appalachian State to a 28-24 win over Samford on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (3-3, 1-2 Southern Conference) took a 14-7 lead in the first quarter on a 3-yard touchdown by Chris Evans, who finished with 144 yards rushing on 28 carries. He also had 48 yards receiving on six catches.

Robet Welton's 8-yard rushing score tied the game at 14-14 in the second then the Mountaineers (4-2, 2-0) took the lead for the first time when Edwards threw a 50-yard touchdown to CoCo Hillary. Edwards connected with Hillary again on an 11-yard passing score in the second to give Appalachian State a 28-14 lead.

Edwards, who finished with 13 carries, scored on a 25-yard run in the fourth quarter. He also had a 44-yard touchdown pass to Tavaris Washington in the first quarter.

Dustin Taliaferro completed 18 of 30 passes for 166 yards for Samford.