BOONE, N.C. -- Steven Miller ran for 170 yards and a touchdown as Appalachian State topped Furman 33-28 Saturday to clinch a share of its seventh Southern Conference championship in the last eight years.
The conference title is the Mountaineers' 12th, tying Furman's mark for the most in league history.
Furman (3-7, 2-5) took a 28-27 lead in the third quarter when Carl Rider returned an Appalachian State fumble 27 yards for a touchdown.
Sam Martin put the Mountaineers back on top and clinched the win with consecutive field goals of 19 and 32 yards.
Jamal Jackson was 32-of-46 passing for 332 yards, becoming the fourth quarterback in program history to collect 300-plus yards in consecutive games.
In 1998, Brenda Tracy said she was gang-raped by four men, including two Oregon State football players. Since the day of the attack, Tracy has sought a meeting with then-coach Mike Riley. Years later, the two finally meet.
The Sooners will lean on their leader, quarterback Baker Mayfield, to try to make it back to the College Football Playoff in 2016.
Arizona State's talented defense has upper-echelon potential, especially along the line, but its high-risk style at times leaves it exposed.
Vanderbilt's bowl hopes likely require a fast start to the season, making the matchup against Georgia Tech cruical for Derek Mason's squad.
Penn State's James Franklin hopes that his offseason additions arrive with a more permanent feel for his staff and his program.
Fueled by the feel-good story of cancer survivor RB James Conner, the Panthers would love to pull off a feel-good win over in-state rival Penn State.