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
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.