Scores

Final

Furman 14

(6-3, 3-2 Southern)

Appalachian St 26

(6-2, 4-0 Sun Belt)

3:30 PM ET, October 25, 2008

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC

1 2 3 4 T
FUR 0 7 0 714
APP 6 7 0 1326

Top Performers

Passing: A. Edwards (APP) - 186 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Uhaa (FUR) - 17 CAR, 99 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Hendrix (FUR) - 6 REC, 61 YDS

Appalachian St. 26, Furman 14

Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. -- Armanti Edwards threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Appalachian State rallied to beat Furman 26-14 on Saturday.

Edwards finished with 186 yards passing on 16-of-24 completions, including TD passes of 17 yards to Ben Jorden and 15 yards to T.J. Courman as the defending Football Championship Subdivision champion Mountaineers (6-2, 4-0 Southern Conference) won their fifth straight game.

Edwards also scored on a 14-yard run and Josh Jackson had a 4-yard TD run in the first half as Appalachian State overcame a sluggish offense to take a 13-7 lead.

Tersoo Uhaa ran for two touchdowns for the Paladins (6-3, 3-2), who led 14-13 early in the fourth quarter despite losing two first-half scoring chances because of turnovers inside the Mountaineers' 20-yard line.

After Edwards' TD run on Appalachian State's opening possession, Furman had a chance to take the lead late in the quarter, driving to the Mountaineers 15. But on the next play, Paladins back Sederrik Cunningham had the ball knocked loose at the 1-yard line.

Appalachian State then drove the ball 99 yards in six plays -- keyed by an 84-yard run by Devin Radford -- with Jackson's 4-yard run with 13:22 left giving Appalachian State a 13-0 lead.

The Paladins broke the shutout on its next possession, driving 81 yards before Uhaa scored on a 4-yard run with seven minutes remaining to cut the Mountaineers' lead to six points.

Furman lost a chance to tie the score with another fumble inside the Mountaineers red zone, this one by Uhaa at the Appalachian State 14 with 1:25 left in the first half.

However, the Paladins took advantage of a Mountaineers turnover -- a bad snap late in the third quarter -- set up Uhaa's second touchdown, a 2-yard run with 14:20 remaining that put Furman ahead 14-13.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FUR
APP
1st Downs2418
Total Yards354319
Passing147186
Rushing207133
Penalties6-6011-77
3rd Down Conversions5-126-12
4th Down Conversions2-30-1
Turnovers41
Possession34:1025:50

Passing Leaders

FurmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sorrells18/331474.501
Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Edwards16/241867.820

Rushing Leaders

FurmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Uhaa17995.8240
Brown15835.5021
Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Radford59018.0084
Cline4317.8020

Receiving Leaders

FurmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hendrix66110.2014
Mims5469.2018
Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hillary56112.2022
Quick26130.5044

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFURAPP
TD12:29Armanti Edwards 14 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 06
SECOND QUARTERFURAPP
TD13:22Josh Jackson 4 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 013
TD07:00Tersoo Uhaa 4 Yd Run (Matthew Cesari Kick) 713
FOURTH QUARTERFURAPP
TD14:20Tersoo Uhaa 2 Yd Run (Matthew Cesari Kick) 1413
TD13:12Ben Jorden 17 Yd Pass From Armanti Edwards (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1419
TD05:45T.J. Courman 15 Yd Pass From Armanti Edwards (Jason Vitaris Kick) 1426