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Eagles upset No. 20 Mountaineers for App State’s first loss

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

For the second straight year, Georgia Southern has upset Appalachian State. The Mountaineers suffered their first loss of the season with the defeat.

The Eagles defeated the No. 20 Mountaineers, 24-21, on Thursday night at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, North Carolina.

Georgia Southern running back Wesley Kennedy III runs for a second-quarter touchdown as Jared Phipps of the New Mexico State Aggies tries to tackle him
Wesley Kennedy III runs for a second-quarter touchdown as Jared Phipps of the New Mexico State Aggies tries to tackle him (Photo by Chris Thelen/Getty Images)

With the win, Georgia Southern improved to 5-3 on the season. They are also 3-1 in conference play.

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The loss dropped Appalachian State to 7-1 on the season. In addition, the loss is their first in conference play, as they fell to 4-1 overall.

The series is now tied at 3-3 after this game. Besides the past two wins, Georgia Southern also won the initial meeting with a 34-14 win in 2014.

Appalachian State won three straight meetings in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Eagles quarterback Shai Werts went 1 of 4 for 16 yards.

J.D. King had 21 carries for 69 yards. Mark Michaud had one reception for 16 yards.

Mountaineers quarterback Zac Thomas has gone 25 of 51 for 271 yards. He had three touchdown passes.

Darrynton Evans had 17 carries for 76 yards. Malik Williams had eight receptions for 90 yards and one touchdown.

Both teams scored 14 points in the second half. Each team scored their respective 14 points in each quarter.

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Georgia Southern’s Wesley Kennedy III scored a 68-yard rushing touchdown. Werts also scored on a 55-yard rushing touchdown.

Then, in the fourth quarter, Corey Sutton had two touchdown receptions. Thomas hit Sutton for a 10-yard touchdown reception.

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The duo then connected on a nine-yard touchdown reception.

The Eagles led 10-7 at halftime. Kennedy III scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown. Tyler Bass also made a 49-yard field goal.

Mountaineers’ Thomas hit Williams for a 15-yard touchdown reception.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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