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The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 5-1 against the Troy Trojans since October of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Saturday. The Mountaineers and Troy will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 3:30 p.m. ET at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Appalachian State has the odds in their favor, so they’ll need to guard against complacency.
It was all tied up 7-7 at the half for Appalachian State and the Texas A&M Aggies last week, but Appalachian State stepped up in the second half for a 17-14 win. No one had a standout game offensively for Appalachian State, but they got scores from TE Henry Pearson and RB Ahmani Marshall.
Meanwhile, the Trojans took their contest against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs last week by a conclusive 38-17 score. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Troy had established a 28-3 advantage.
Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 1-1. We’ll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when the Mountaineers and Troy clash.
The perfect ending to an incredible day!#GoApp pic.twitter.com/uOlcf3u136
Most entertaining team in college football? pic.twitter.com/vr2T3D1vqT
𝗠𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗹 pic.twitter.com/2oSA8l8GVG
𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗗𝗮𝘆 ✔️
𝗨𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗪𝗶𝗻 ✔️#GoApp pic.twitter.com/OnXTV5RTLU
Final.#RiseToBuild | #OneTROY ⚔️🏈 pic.twitter.com/6juOgYC4f2
Brice … tipped by Stroman at the 5 to Horn … 53 yards. Touchdown. Game Over! pic.twitter.com/IbKUWtxZU0
Miracle on the Mountain: The Sequel!#GoApp #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/5CxOkuBqeS
Troy intentionally takes a safety. Trojans lead 28-26 with 20 seconds left and will have a free kick from its 20.
Q4 1:17 | FORTH DOWN STOP, FOURTH DOWN STOP!!
🏔️: 24#RiseToBuild | #OneTROY⚔️🏈 pic.twitter.com/08BFrt6ZpX
Brice connects with Marshall on a pass to move the chains! 1st down at the 5!
Thanks to a great block from Henry Pearson, fellow TE Miller Gibbs converts the 4th-and-3 with a gain to the Troy 27.
Huge third-and-5 completion to TE Henry Pearson for 29 yards to the Troy 41!
Troy regains the lead on a 1-yard TD run with 10:10 left. App State trails 28-24 early in the fourth.
Not even a face mask can stop him 😤😤 Vidal puts us up by four!!#RiseToBuild | #OneTROY⚔️🏈 pic.twitter.com/DlHOYlzXpb
A late field goal gives App the lead but the Trojans are driving down the field and will have the ball at our 47 on the other side of the break#RiseToBuild | #OneTROY⚔️🏈 pic.twitter.com/Cpk75sCUv3
Time to finish!#GoApp pic.twitter.com/8e7oDKpPnM
Michael Hughes converts the 23-yard field goal, and App State takes its first lead since the opening quarter, moving ahead 24-21 late in the third. pic.twitter.com/u4MfBYcHGh
Big-time throw and catch between Chase Brice and Kaedin Robinson for 42 yards inside the Troy 15!
Great stand by the defense in the red zone, and the 32-yard FG for Troy is no good!
Chop to the House! Great run by @Chopper_Trick.
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That’s an App State touchdown!@Chopper_Trick scores on the 19-yard run, and we’re tied at 21-21 early in the second half. pic.twitter.com/IaIvcVCe5E
WE’RE NOT GOING TO PLAY SCARED!!!! THAT’S OUR COACH! pic.twitter.com/fqksJmFZi4
We brought our hiking shoes to the mountains 😤 Two quarters down, two to go#RiseToBuild | #OneTROY⚔️🏈 pic.twitter.com/wed3oMK86x
Headed to the break. We get the ball to begin the second half.#GoApp pic.twitter.com/hkamQwY6YM
AS TIME EXPIRES!!! The Trojans go for it on third and short and we lead by seven! #RiseToBuild | #OneTROY⚔️🏈 pic.twitter.com/9XQWA5LGWv
To the house by Castle!
Chase Brice finds RB Anderson Castle over the middle for an 18-yard touchdown catch! It’s his first career reception, and we’re tied at 14-all with 1:22 left in the half! pic.twitter.com/VCGow92TGe
Watson goes one yard for his second career rushing score! The Trojans have the lead! #RiseToBuild | #OneTROY⚔️🏈 pic.twitter.com/fPxo3QEeo8
App State trails 14-7 midway through the second quarter.
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