Scores

Final/OT

Illinois State 38

(9-3, 5-3 MVFC)

Appalachian St 37

(8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt)

2:00 PM ET, December 1, 2012

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC

1 2 3 4 OT T
ILST 7 7 14 3 738
APP 0 10 7 14 637

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brown (ILST) - 322 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: D. Dunn (ILST) - 21 CAR, 67 YDS

Receiving: T. Walker (ILST) - 10 REC, 176 YDS, 2 TD

Illinois St. 38, Appalachian St. 37, OT

Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. -- Matt Brown threw for five touchdowns and 322 yards and Illinois State blocked the game-tying PAT in overtime to beat Appalachian State 38-37 Saturday in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

Brown, who was voted 2012 Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year, was 20-of-32 passing for the Redbirds, who made their first playoff appearance since 2006 and handed Appalachian State (8-4) its third-straight postseason loss.

Illinois State (9-3) entered the fourth quarter with a 28-17 lead but Appalachian State outscored the Redbirds 14-3 in the quarter to send the game into overtime.

After Brown threw his fifth touchdown of the day -- a 25-yarder to James O'Shaughnessy that gave Illinois State a 38-31 overtime lead -- Jamal Jackson and Appalachian State answered three plays later with a touchdown pass to cut the deficit to 38-37.

However, Illinois State blocked the ensuing PAT kick to seal the win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
APP
1st Downs1818
Total Yards418434
Passing322383
Rushing9651
Penalties7-465-35
3rd Down Conversions7-158-17
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers01
Possession31:3628:24

Passing Leaders

Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown20/3232210.150
Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jackson33/453738.321

Rushing Leaders

Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunn21673.2010
Brown5275.4020
Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Miller17613.6013
Chisholm210.511

Receiving Leaders

Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker1017617.6241
O'Shaughnessy37826.0244
Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Price1316712.8037
Peacock11797.2121

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERILSTAPP
TD05:20Tyrone Walker 41 Yd Pass From Matt Brown. (Nick Aussieker Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERILSTAPP
TD04:15Jamal Jackson 2 Yd Run. (Sam Martin Kick) 77
TD00:44James O'Shaughnessy 9 Yd Pass From Matt Brown. (Nick Aussieker Kick) 147
FG00:00Sam Martin 37 Yd 1410
THIRD QUARTERILSTAPP
TD07:33Donovan Harden 17 Yd Pass From Matt Brown. (Nick Aussieker Kick) 2110
TD05:48Malachi Jones 48 Yd Pass From Jamal Jackson. (Sam Martin Kick) 2117
TD02:28Tyrone Walker 32 Yd Pass From Matt Brown. (Nick Aussieker Kick) 2817
FOURTH QUARTERILSTAPP
TD11:29Rod Chisholm 1 Yd Run. (Sam Martin Kick) 2824
FG07:40Nick Aussieker 41 Yd 3124
TD03:31Drew Bailey 10 Yd Pass From Andrew Peacock. (Sam Martin Kick) 3131
OVERTIMEILSTAPP
TDJames O'Shaughnessy 25 Yd Pass From Matt Brown. (Nick Aussieker Kick) 3831
TDAndrew Peacock 4 Yd Pass From Jamal Jackson. (Pat Blocked) 3837