Saturday in the Sun Belt
The league split their two non conference games yesterday and App State continued to roll as they look toward a midweek clash with an arch rival. Here are the details of yesterday's games
APPALACHIAN STATE 37, IDAHO 19--Appalachian State (5-2, 3-0 Sun Belt) scored on defense and allowed their first touchdown since September 24th with four seconds remaining in the game in rolling over the Vandals (4-4, 2-2). Taylor Lamb threw for 220 yards and Jalin Moore, the league's leading rusher, added 114 on the ground. App State held the prolific Idaho offense to four field goals until the final seconds. App is now 17-1 in their last 18 conference games.
LOUISIANA 27, TEXAS STATE 3--Elijah McGuire ran for 112 yards and two scores as the Cajuns (3-4, 2-2 Sun Belt) broke a three game losing streak. The UL defense allowed the Bobcats (2-5, 0-3) only 100 yards total offense over the final three quarters. The Cajuns got a field goal from Stevie Artigue to take a 13-3 lead into the halftime locker room and the Cajuns scored a touchdown in each of the last two quarters.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 22, NEW MEXICO STATE 19--The Eagles (4-3, 3-1 Sun Belt) salvaged the finale of a four game road swing with the win in Las Cruces. Kevin Ellison threw a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to ice the win. Younghoe Koo kicked three field goals and is perfect in 13 attempts this season. Tyler Rogers threw a TD pass with a little over a minute to go to get the Aggies (2-5, 1-3) within three points but the Eagles recovered the ensuing onside kick.
GEORGIA STATE 31, UT MARTIN 6--Georgia State's defense forced four turnovers and scored twice in a ten second period in the third quarter to lead the Panthers (2-5) to the non conference win. UT-Martin (4-4) had been averaging 40 points per game coming into the contest, but could manage just a pair of field goals. It was the first time in the six year history of the program that Georgia State held an opponent without a touchdown.
NEW MEXICO 59, ULM 17--It was all Lobos as New Mexico (4-3) scored 28 points in the first quarter and never looked back in rolling over the outmanned Warhawks (2-5) The Lobos scored on offense, defense and special teams and rolled up 622 yards of offense, with 476 coming on the ground. Tyrone Davis had 171 yards on just nine carries, including an 83 yard run.
Nest week: Appalachian State at Georgia Southern (Thurs.), ULM at Arkansas State, Georgia State at South Alabama, New Mexico State at Texas A&M. Louisiana, Idaho, Texas State and Troy all have the week off.