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.
Trey Ellis run for 19 yds to the Tenn 48 for a 1ST down
J. Gehrke pass intercepted,G. Paul return for 4 yds,G. Paul fumbled, forced by P. Lindsay, recovered by Utah G. Paul
Jordan Gehrke pass intercepted Gionni Paul return for 4 yds to the Colo 28 Gionni Paul fumbled, forced by Phillip Lindsay, recovered by Utah Gionni Paul
Cody Kessler pass complete to Steven Mitchell Jr. for 17 yds to the UCLA 49 for a 1ST down
Jordan Davis pass complete to Gary Haynes for 18 yds to the LaLaf 43 for a 1ST down
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