Scores

Final

S Carolina St 13

(10-2, 8-0 MEAC)

Appalachian St 20

(10-2, 8-0 Sun Belt)

Coverage: ESPNU

12:00 PM ET, November 28, 2009

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC

1 2 3 4 T
SCST 3 7 3 013
APP 0 13 0 720

Top Performers

Passing: A. Edwards (APP) - 218 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: D. Moore (APP) - 20 CAR, 61 YDS

Receiving: B. Quick (APP) - 6 REC, 92 YDS, 1 TD

Appalachian St. 20, S. Carolina St. 13

Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. -- Dominique McDuffie returned a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter and Appalachian State defeated South Carolina State 20-13 in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs on Saturday.

The Mountaineers (10-2), who defeated S.C. State in the first round before falling to Richmond last year, will face the winner of Richmond and Elon in the quarterfinals on Dec. 5.

Tied at 13-13, South Carolina State went for it on fourth-and-1 from Appalachian State's 15-yard line. But the Bulldogs (10-2) fumbled, McDuffie recovered and returned it for the winning score with 7:42 left to play.

The Mountaineers only other touchdown came with 4:35 left in the second quarter on a 7-yard catch by Brian Quick from Armanti Edwards.

Malcolm Long was 18 of 36 for 189 yards and a season-high three interceptions for the Bulldogs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SCST
APP
1st Downs1520
Total Yards229302
Passing196218
Rushing3384
Penalties7-475-50
3rd Down Conversions2-128-15
4th Down Conversions2-40-0
Turnovers55
Possession23:4436:16

Passing Leaders

South Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Long18/361895.303
Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Edwards19/302187.313

Rushing Leaders

South Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jamison6294.8014
Ford8222.806
Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moore20613.1015
Baker9202.205

Receiving Leaders

South Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Young79213.1032
Smith45112.8017
Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Quick69215.3123
Elder55711.4019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSCSTAPP
FG09:49Blake Erickson 31 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERSCSTAPP
FG12:03Jason Vitaris 19 Yd 33
TD04:35Brian Quick 7 Yd Pass From Armanti Edwards (Jason Vitaris Kick) 310
TD01:34Rafael Bush 46 Yd Interception Return (Blake Erickson Kick) 1010
FG00:00Jason Vitaris 24 Yd 1013
THIRD QUARTERSCSTAPP
FG09:06Blake Erickson 19 Yd 1313
FOURTH QUARTERSCSTAPP
TD07:42Dominique McDuffie 50 Yd Fumble Return (Jason Vitaris Kick) 1320