Scores

Final

Appalachian St 35

(4-2, 2-0 Sun Belt)

Samford 24

(3-3, 1-2 Southern)

3:30 PM ET, October 11, 2008

Seibert Stadium, Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
APP 7 21 0 735
SAM 14 0 3 724

Top Performers

Passing: A. Edwards (APP) - 307 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Evans (SAM) - 28 CAR, 144 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Hillary (APP) - 6 REC, 78 YDS, 2 TD

Appalachian St. 35, Samford 24

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Armanti Edwards threw for 307 yards, ran for 63 yards and accounted for four touchdowns to lead Appalachian State to a 28-24 win over Samford on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (3-3, 1-2 Southern Conference) took a 14-7 lead in the first quarter on a 3-yard touchdown by Chris Evans, who finished with 144 yards rushing on 28 carries. He also had 48 yards receiving on six catches.

Robet Welton's 8-yard rushing score tied the game at 14-14 in the second then the Mountaineers (4-2, 2-0) took the lead for the first time when Edwards threw a 50-yard touchdown to CoCo Hillary. Edwards connected with Hillary again on an 11-yard passing score in the second to give Appalachian State a 28-14 lead.

Edwards, who finished with 13 carries, scored on a 25-yard run in the fourth quarter. He also had a 44-yard touchdown pass to Tavaris Washington in the first quarter.

Dustin Taliaferro completed 18 of 30 passes for 166 yards for Samford.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
APP
SAM
1st Downs1619
Total Yards428376
Passing307181
Rushing121195
Penalties8-816-90
3rd Down Conversions7-138-19
4th Down Conversions2-22-3
Turnovers30
Possession23:3436:26

Passing Leaders

Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Edwards22/2930710.630
SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taliaferro18/301665.500

Rushing Leaders

Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards13634.8125
Welton10363.618
SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Evans281445.1148
Hawkins33411.3018

Receiving Leaders

Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hillary67813.0250
Courman67212.0027
SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hawkins7598.4015
Evans6488.0010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAPPSAM
TD08:44Dustin Taliaferro 1 Yd Run (John Paul Fraites Kick) 07
TD06:15Tavaris Washington 44 Yd Pass From Armanti Edwards (Jason Vitaris Kick) 77
TD00:12Chris Evans 3 Yd Run (John Paul Fraites Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERAPPSAM
TD10:11Robert Welton 8 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 1414
TD04:55Coco Hillary 50 Yd Pass From Armanti Edwards (Jason Vitaris Kick) 2114
TD00:28Coco Hillary 11 Yd Pass From Armanti Edwards (Jason Vitaris Kick) 2814
THIRD QUARTERAPPSAM
FG05:30John Paul Fraites 22 Yd 2817
FOURTH QUARTERAPPSAM
TD11:57Armanti Edwards 25 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 3517
TD02:02Dustin Taliaferro 1 Yd Run (John Paul Fraites Kick) 3524