NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Appalachian State and Louisiana-Lafayette have given the Sun Belt Conference a top-heavy look in recent seasons.
The rest of the 10-team league could be hard-pressed to...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Appalachian State running back Darrynton Evans turned a teammate's fourth-down fumble into a 31-yard touchdown.
The Mountaineers added another fourth-down score when...
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No 20 Appalachian State (12-1, Sun Belt) vs. UAB (9-4, Conference USA), Saturday at 9 p.m. EST (ESPN).
No. 20 Appalachian State (12-1, 7-1 Sun Belt) vs. UAB (9-4, 6-2 Conference USA), Dec. 21, 9 p.m., ESPN
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Moments after his team won its second straight Sun Belt Conference championship game, Appalachian State coach Eli Drinkwitz continued to set the bar higher.
Boone, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas began to wonder if his dreams of playing college football ended when he broke the tibia and fibula in his leg midway through his senior season at Hewitt-Trussville...
Louisiana-Lafayette (10-2, 7-1 Sun Belt) at No. 20 Appalachian State (11-1, 7-1, No. 21 CFP), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ESPN).
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Zac Thomas and Appalachian State came out fast, built and maintained a big lead and then headed home.
Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas vowed that the Mountaineers would bounce back after getting upset three weeks ago by rival Georgia Southern, a loss that threatened to tarnish an otherwise...
Texas State (3-7, 2-4 Sun Belt) at No. 23 Appalachian State (9-1, 5-1, No. 24 CFP), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EST (ESPN+).
ATLANTA (AP) — Zac Thomas passed for four touchdowns and ran for another, Darrynton Evans had 131 yards rushing and a score, and Appalachian State beat Georgia State 56-27 on Saturday...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Appalachian State just keeps adding to its rich, college football history.
The small school champions that took down mighty Michigan in the Big House 12 years ago has...
When Appalachian State broke into the Top 25 last year for the first time ever, the Mountaineers tenure there didn't last long thanks to rival Georgia Southern.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — No. 21 Appalachian State has proven to be explosive on offensive and opportunistic on special teams this season. On Saturday, at a rain-soaked Ladd-Peebles Stadium, the...
No. 21 Appalachian State (6-0, 3-0 Sun Belt) at South Alabama (1-6, 0-3), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State coach Eli Drinkwitz has a daily reminder for his football team: Do it better than it has ever been done before.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Zac Thomas scored twice on 7-yard sneaks, the last coming with 1:56 remaining, and Appalachian State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 17-7 on Wednesday night in a rematch of the Sun...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Darrynton Evans and these Appalachian State Mountaineers earned their very own Michigan moment — complete with a game-ending blocked field goal.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Darrynton Evans broke for an 87-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game and closed out the scoring when he returned an on-side kick 46 yards and the Mountaineers held...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While the future of Appalachian State interim coach Mark Ivey is unknown, Mountaineers players left no doubt about how much they appreciated the way he handled his lone game in charge, carrying him off the field in triumph.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas had two long touchdown runs, Darrynton Evans set up another score with a 97-yard kickoff return and Appalachian State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 30-19 in the Sun Belt Conference championship game on Saturday.
The victory earns the Mountaineers (10-2) the conference's automatic berth in the New Orleans bowl on Dec. 15 against a team from Conference USA.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as Appalachian State jumped to an early lead and held off Troy 21-10 to capture the Sun Belt Conference East Division crown on Saturday, ending the season on a four-game win streak.
With the win, the Mountaineers (9-2, 7-1) will host the inaugural Sun Belt championship game December 1, against West Division winner Louisiana (7-5, 5-3).
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas was 20 of 24 for 282 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions to help Appalachian State beat Georgia State 45-17 on Saturday.
The Mountaineers (8-2, 6-1 Sun Belt Conference) won their third straight and kept their hopes alive to win a share of the East Division title, closing the season next Saturday against Troy, which is 7-0 in conference play.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Zac Thomas passed for 247 yards and two touchdowns and Darrynton Evans added a pair of TD runs to propel Appalachian State to a 38-7 victory over Texas State on Saturday.
The Mountaineers (7-2, 5-1 Sun Belt Conference) jumped out to a 7-0 lead on their first possession when Thomas connected with Dominique Heath from the 8-yard line. The score was set up when Austin Exford recovered a Willie Jones III fumble at the Appalachian State 33 on the Bobcats' first series.
No. 25 Appalachian State (5-1, 3-0 Sun Belt) at Georgia Southern (6-1, 3-0), Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Line: Appalachian State by 10½.
Series record: App State leads 19-13-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The Mountaineers entered the Top 25 this week for the first time in school history, and they'll put their ranking on the line in a game that will help decide the Sun Belt's East Division leader. Troy is 4-0 in the division.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Darrynton Evans ran for a career-best 183 yards and a touchdown to help Appalachian State get past Louisiana-Lafayette 27-17 on Saturday to maintain a perfect record in Sun Belt Conference play.
Appalachian State (5-1, 3-0) has won five straight since opening the season with a 45-38 loss to then-No. 10 Penn State. The Mountaineers will face Georgia Southern in a conference showdown on Thursday.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Darrynton Evans ran for 115 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries to help Appalachian State beat Arkansas State 35-9 on Tuesday night.
The Mountaineers (4-1, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference) took the lead for good at 14-9 on Zac Thomas' 25-yard back shoulder pass to Corey Sutton with 2:57 left in the second quarter.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more, leading Appalachian State past South Alabama 52-7 on Saturday.
Appalachian State (3-1, 1-0) had five consecutive touchdown drives in the first half, scoring 21 points in each of the first two quarters for a 42-7 lead. Thomas had scoring runs of 7 and 54 yards and throwing plays of 2 and 27 yards.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Jalin Moore ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns and Appalachian State scored 28 points in the first quarter on its way to beating Gardner-Webb 72-7 on Saturday.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — After squandering a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead to a program with a history of being a giant killer, things grew tense in Happy Valley.
Not for Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley.
The Heisman Trophy hopeful led a game-tying drive with less than a minute to go to force overtime and No. 10 Penn State rebounded to hold off Appalachian State 45-38 exactly 11 years after the Mountaineers stunned Michigan in one of the biggest upsets in college football history.