SPARTANBURG, N.C. -- Marcus Cox rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns -- all after halftime -- as Appalachian State came from behind to defeat Wofford 33-21 on Saturday, eliminating the Terriers from a share of the conference championship.
Trailing 14-10 after two quarters, the Mountaineers (3-8, 3-4 Southern) scored on their first four possessions after halftime, meanwhile holding Wofford to two three-and-outs and a fumble.
Cox started the comeback with a TD from the 1, boosting Appalachian State into the lead 17-14. After a Wofford fumble at the 17, Cox scored again from the 3 and capped his scoring by carrying the ball 10 times on a 15-play drive to make the score 33-14 with 5:36 to play. Drew Stewart added a 30-yard field goal.
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