Scores

Final

Appalachian St 31

(1-2, 1-0 Southern)

Elon 21

(1-3, 0-1 Southern)

6:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

Rhodes Stadium, ELON, NC

1 2 3 4 T
APP 7 17 0 731
ELON 0 7 0 1421

Top Performers

Passing: K. Bryant (APP) - 199 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Cox (APP) - 26 CAR, 159 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Cox (APP) - 5 REC, 149 YDS, 2 TD

Appalachian State fends off late Elon rally, 31-21

Associated Press

ELON, N.C. -- Marcus Cox gained the most critical of his game-high 149 yards with touchdown run from the 3 with less than 90 seconds remaining as Appalachian State avoided an upset loss at Elon, 31-21 on Saturday night.

The Phoenix (1-3), who have not beaten Appalachian State since LBJ was in the White House, launched a furious rally in the game's late stages, scoring 21 unanswered points and closing to within 24-21 with 3:43 left. Elon's Mike Quinn started the rally in the final minute of the third quarter, hitting Kierre Brown for 5 yards. B.J. Bennett and Karl Bostick each rushed for TDs in the fourth.

Two quarterbacks combined for 404 yards passing and three TDs as Appalachian State (1-2) avoided an 0-3 start for the first time since 1993. Kameron Bryant passed for 199 yards and 2 TDs, Jamal Londry-Jackson added 205 yards and a TD.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
APP
ELON
1st Downs2524
Total Yards599437
Passing404244
Rushing195193
Penalties5-472-10
3rd Down Conversions7-145-14
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers23
Possession35:0224:58

Passing Leaders

Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Londry-Jackson16/212059.810
ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Quinn26/352296.511

Rushing Leaders

Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cox261596.1119
Fergerson9242.709
ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bennett16865.4119
Bostick15624.1113

Receiving Leaders

Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cox514929.8273
Price89912.4141
ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rorie69015.0031
Osborne44711.8015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAPPELON
TD11:25Marcus Cox 50 Yd Pass From Jamal Londry-Jackson (Drew Stewart Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERAPPELON
FG14:55Drew Stewart 35 Yd 100
TD09:03Marcus Cox 73 Yd Pass From Kameron Bryant (Drew Stewart Kick) 170
TD02:50Sean Price 41 Yd Pass From Kameron Bryant (Drew Stewart Kick) 240
TD00:39Kierre Brown 5 Yd Pass From Mike Quinn (John Gallagher Kick) 247
FOURTH QUARTERAPPELON
TD07:19B.J. Bennett 1 Yd Run (John Gallagher Kick) 2414
TD03:43Karl Bostick 13 Yd Run (John Gallagher Kick) 2421
TD01:27Marcus Cox 3 Yd Run (Drew Stewart Kick) 3121