BOONE, N.C. -- Devin Radford accounted for 276 yards and three touchdowns to lead Appalachian State in a 48-14 victory against Presbyterian on Saturday night.
Radford rushed for 179 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and had a 72-yard touchdown reception, his only catch, for the defending Football Championship Subdivision national champion Mountaineers (2-2).
Mountaineers quarterback Armanti Edwards was 12-of-23 with 220 yards and a touchdown, and added 36 rushing yards on eight carries.
Tim Webb completed 35 of 57 passes for 372 yards with a touchdown and four interceptions for the Blue Hose (1-4).
Appalachian State outgained Presbyterian 697-429.
Presbyterian's Reeder Chetyuane struck first with a 1-yard rushing score, which was matched by a 3-yard touchdown run from Appalachian State's Robert Welton to tie the score at 7 after one quarter.
Edwards hit Radford on a 72-yard score to open the second and the Mountaineers added a field goal to make it 17-7. Webb connected with Terrance Butler on a 31-yard touchdown pass at the close of the half to pull within three.
The Mountaineers then rattled off 31 consecutive points, including touchdown runs of 2 and 1 yards by Radford in the third quarter.
Backup quarterback DeAndre Presley added 5- and 3-yard touchdown runs in the fourth.
USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian, calling it "very difficult," while also defending his handling of the situation.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
Steve Spurrier, the visor-slinging, slick-talking "Head Ball Coach" who is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance found in a supplement, coach Jim McElwain announced Monday.
Tennessee defensive tackle Shy Tuttle will miss the rest of the season with a broken fibula and torn ankle ligament.
Former NFL safety Tyler Sash died from an accidental overdose after mixing two powerful pain medications, and a history of injuries was a contributing factor, a medical examiner said.