Furman 29

(4-2, 2-2 away)

Appalachian St 30

(4-2, 4-0 home)

3:30 PM ET, October 9, 2004

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC

1 2 3 4 T
FUR 0 7 0 2229
APP 3 0 13 1430

Top Performers

Passing: R. Williams (APP) - 413 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Carter (FUR) - 20 CAR, 94 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Bettis (APP) - 4 REC, 39 YDS, 1 TD

Appalachian St. 30, Furman 29

BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Richie Williams scored on a 13-yard run with 35 seconds left in the game to lift Appalachian State to a 30-29 win against Furman on Saturday.

Furman (4-2, 1-1 Southern Conference) took the lead less than two minutes earlier on a 52-yard pass from Ingle Martin to Cedrick Gipson to put the Paladins up 29-23.

But the Mountaineers (4-2, 2-0) drove 67 yards on six plays to seal the win on Williams' TD.

Williams completed 40 of 45 passes for 413 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. Alan Atwater scored two touchdowns -- a 9-yard run and a 21-yard pass, both in the third quarter.

Gipson scored two touchdowns for the Paladins, including a 6-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Ingle Martin completed 24 of 36 passes for 303 yards.

Furman out-gained Appalachian State 218-90 on the ground.

The Mountaineers got on the board first with a 22-yard field goal by Julian Rauch with 9:03 left in the first quarter. Furman scored its first points on a 3-yard run by Deric Carter with 10:55 left in the second quarter, ending the half with a 7-3 lead.

Both teams combined for seven touchdowns in the second half.