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Final

Appalachian St 42

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Chattanooga 41

(0-1, 0-1 home)

3:00 PM ET, September 4, 2010

Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, TN

1 2 3 4 T
APP 7 0 7 2842
CHAT 16 12 0 1341

Top Performers

Passing: B. Coleman (CHAT) - 340 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Baker Boney (APP) - 13 CAR, 44 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Quick (APP) - 5 REC, 121 YDS

Appalachian St. 42, Chattanooga 41

Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Quarterback DeAndre Presley scooped up a fumble by Matt Cline after completing a pass to him and ran it in from 33 yards out, capping a 28-point Appalachian State fourth quarter in a 42-41 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday.

It was the 21st consecutive Southern Conference victory for the Mountaineers, who lost in the Football Championship Series semifinals last season.

Chattanooga got within a point on a 3-yard run by quarterback B.J. Coleman with 51 seconds left. The Mocs tried for a 2-point conversion, but Coleman's pass was incomplete and Appalachian State recovered an onside kickoff.

Presley completed 22 of 29 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns for the Mountaineers. Coleman was 23-for-37, also for 340 yards, and threw for three touchdowns for the Mocs.

Trailing 35-14 one play into the fourth quarter, Appalachian State tied the game in a span of 3:53. Presley completed passes of 48 and 26 yards to set up Cedric Baker's 3-yard run to make it 35-21.

Buster Skrine fumbled the ensuing kickoff, suffering a dislocated shoulder on the play, and the Mountaineers got the ball at the Chattanooga 33, leading to a Presley scoring run from the 4.

Appalachian State got the ball back quickly again, at the Chattanooga 11, when Coleman fumbled after being sacked by Jabari Fletcher. Baker scored the tying touchdown on a 7-yard run.

Chattanooga led 28-7 at halftime. A 46-yard pass from Coleman to Brian Sutherland set up a 3-yard second-quarter scoring run by Coleman. The Mocs completed the first-half scoring with a 67-yard drive in three plays. After Sutherland ran for 34 yards and Coleman hit Joel Bradford for 24 yards to the 9, running back Chris Awuah found Marlon Anthony with a pass for the score.

The Mocs gained momentum early. Mike Hammons' 29-yard field goal opened the scoring after J.D. Dothard recovered a fumble by Appalachian State's Travaris Cadet and returned it 26 yards to the Mountaineers' 25.

After an Appalachian State punt, Chattanooga made it 9-0 on a 53-yard pass from B.J. Coleman to Chris Pitchford. Hammons missed the extra point.

Appalachian State responded with a 52-yard scoring drive, ending in a 2-yard run by Presley, but Coleman's 36-yard scoring pass to Bradford put the Mocs ahead 16-7.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
APP
CHAT
1st Downs1720
Total Yards486492
Passing340349
Rushing146143
Penalties6-628-85
3rd Down Conversions6-145-15
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers23
Possession30:1129:49

Passing Leaders

Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Presley22/2934011.720
ChattanoogaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Coleman23/373409.230

Rushing Leaders

Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Radford10858.5050
Baker13443.429
ChattanoogaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sutherland49523.8062
Jackson14493.5010

Receiving Leaders

Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Quick512124.2049
Cline88911.1048
ChattanoogaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bradford58517.0136
Sutherland58517.0046

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAPPCHAT
FG11:58Mike Hammons 29 Yd 03
TD07:35Chris Pitchford 53 Yd Pass From B.J. Coleman (Pat Failed) 09
TD02:36DeAndre Presley 2 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 79
TD00:21Joel Bradford 36 Yd Pass From B.J. Coleman (Mike Hammons Kick) 716
SECOND QUARTERAPPCHAT
TD11:29B.J. Coleman 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 722
TD05:15Marlon Anthony 9 Yd Pass From Chris Awuah (Pat Failed) 728
THIRD QUARTERAPPCHAT
TD01:17Ben Jorden 14 Yd Pass From DeAndre Presley (Jason Vitaris Kick) 1428
FOURTH QUARTERAPPCHAT
TD14:54Garrett Hughes 16 Yd Pass From B.J. Coleman (Nick Pollard Kick) 1435
TD13:56Cedric Baker 3 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 2135
TD12:22DeAndre Presley 4 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 2835
TD11:01Cedric Baker 7 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 3535
TD06:05DeAndre Presley 33 Yd Pass From DeAndre Presley (Jason Vitaris Kick) 4235
TD00:51B.J. Coleman 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 4241