Scores

Final

Appalachian St 37

(5-2, 3-0 Southern)

Ga. Southern 36

(3-4, 1-3 Southern)

3:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Paulson Stadium, STATESBORO, GA

1 2 3 4 T
APP 7 7 10 1337
GASO 10 10 7 936

Top Performers

Passing: A. Edwards (APP) - 176 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Edwards (APP) - 33 CAR, 157 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: R. Andrews (GASO) - 6 REC, 97 YDS

Appalachian St. 37, Georgia Southern 36

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Armanti Edwards scored on a 1-yard run with 2:36 remaining to lead Appalachian State to a 37-36 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday.

Edwards' touchdown, his third of the game, ran for 157 yards and completed 12 of 22 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns for the Mountaineers (5-2, 3-0 Southern Conference).

Edwards became second on the all-time conference total offense list with 8,755 yards. He trails former Appalachian State quarterback Ritchie Williams, who has the record at 9,370 yards.

Edwards also set a new conference record for touchdowns with 88. He is one of only seven Division I players to surpass 5,000 yards passing and 3,000 yards rushing for his career.

Despite Edwards heroics, the game was not decided until the Mountaineers Mark LeGree intercepted Georgia Southern quarterback Antonio Henton in the end zone with 14 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

Henton had been intercepted at the one with 1:33 to play and the Eagles trailing 37-34. On the next play Edwards was tackled for a safety and the Mountaineers had to kick the ball to Georgia Southern.

Georgia Southern (3-4, 1-3) took over at its own 42-yardline only to see its hopes for a win dashed by LeGrees interception.

The Eagles led Appalachian State, the three-time defending national champions, 20-10 at the half, and 27-24 at the end of three periods, but could not hold on.

Edwards had a 5-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and also had a 1-yard run early in the fourth to give his team a 31-27 lead.

Georgia Southern regained the lead, 37-34, when Henton passed 19 yards to Michael McIntosh midway through the final quarter.

Henton scored twice on runs of 4 and 1 yards, and the Eagles had an 84-yard punt return by Raja Andrews in the first quarter to give the Eagles a 10-7 lead.

Henton passed for 292 yards and ran for 99 yards for Georgia Southern, while Andrews had six receptions for 97 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
APP
GASO
1st Downs2822
Total Yards454426
Passing176292
Rushing278134
Penalties8-646-60
3rd Down Conversions11-185-14
4th Down Conversions2-22-3
Turnovers02
Possession34:4225:18

Passing Leaders

Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Edwards12/221768.020
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Henton16/382927.712

Rushing Leaders

Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards331574.8335
Radford18764.2015
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henton25994.0214
Urbano5285.6021

Receiving Leaders

Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hillary36321.0041
Johnson44912.3015
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Camp39933.0067
Andrews69716.2055

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAPPGASO
TD10:39B.J. Frazier 11 Yd Pass From Armanti Edwards (Jason Vitaris Kick) 70
FG06:16Adrian Mora 24 Yd 73
TD04:04Raja Andrews 84 Yd Punt Return (Adrian Mora Kick) 710
SECOND QUARTERAPPGASO
FG13:02Adrian Mora 37 Yd 713
TD10:16Armanti Edwards 5 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 1413
TD01:25Antonio Henton 4 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 1420
THIRD QUARTERAPPGASO
TD09:22Brian Quick 14 Yd Pass From Armanti Edwards (Jason Vitaris Kick) 2120
FG01:59Jason Vitaris 22 Yd 2420
TD00:03Antonio Henton 1 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 2427
FOURTH QUARTERAPPGASO
TD11:36Armanti Edwards 1 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 3127
TD09:46Michael Mcintosh 15 Yd Pass From Antonio Henton (Adrian Mora Kick) 3134
TD02:36Armanti Edwards 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3734
SF01:27Armanti Edwards Tackled By Larry Beard In End Zone 3736