Scores

Final

N Carolina A&T 24

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Appalachian St 21

(0-2, 0-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 7, 2013

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC

1 2 3 4 T
NCAT 14 7 0 324
APP 6 0 0 1521

Top Performers

Passing: K. Bryant (APP) - 191 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Drake (NCAT) - 25 CAR, 84 YDS

Receiving: T. Washington (APP) - 11 REC, 101 YDS

N. Carolina A&T win 24-21 win vs. the Mountaineers

Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. -- Tony McRae's 91-yard kickoff return boosted North Carolina A&T out of an early deficit in its season opener as the Aggies held off Appalachian State 24-21 Saturday night.

McRae's first-quarter return erased a 6-0 Mountaineer lead and North Carolina A&T didn't trail again.

Aggies linebacker D'Vonte Grant caught an interception in the last minute of the first half and returned it 57-yards to make the lead 21-6. A field goal by Cody Jones capped the Aggies streak halfway through the fourth quarter.

Kameron Bryant took over as quarterback in the second half and breathed life into Appalachian State (0-2). A TD pass to Barrett Burns and a successful two-point conversion tightened the score to 24-14. Bryant completed a final TD pass to Marcus Cox with less than a minute remaining, and finished the night 21 of 31 for 191 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCAT
APP
1st Downs1223
Total Yards244378
Passing100311
Rushing14467
Penalties10-1004-36
3rd Down Conversions5-168-18
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers12
Possession31:4828:12

Passing Leaders

North Carolina A&TC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Quick12/211004.811
Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bryant21/311916.220

Rushing Leaders

North Carolina A&TCARYDSAVGTDLG
Drake25843.4013
Quick12463.8015
Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fergerson14443.109
Cox8364.509

Receiving Leaders

North Carolina A&TRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lawrence5438.6119
Drake2189.0013
Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Washington111019.2021
Peacock11938.5018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNCATAPP
TD11:11Marcus Cox 35 Yd Pass From Jamal Londry-Jackson (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 06
TD10:59Tony McRae 91 Yd Kickoff Return (Cody Jones Kick) 76
TD00:00Desmond Lawrence 2 Yd Pass From Kwashaun Quick (Cody Jones Kick) 146
SECOND QUARTERNCATAPP
TD00:04D'Vonte Grant 57 Yd Interception Return (Cody Jones Kick) 216
FOURTH QUARTERNCATAPP
FG08:11Cody Jones 27 Yd 246
TD05:23Barrett Burns 10 Yd Pass From Kameron Bryant (Kameron Bryant Pass To Simms Mcelfresh For Two-Point Conversion) 2414
TD00:24Marcus Cox 9 Yd Pass From Kameron Bryant (Drew Stewart Kick) 2421