Mountaineers beat down the Mean Green in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Appalachian State Mountaineers won the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl. The Mountaineers defeated the North Texas Mean Green on Monday afternoon.

The Mountaineers won 56-28 over the Mean Green at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina.

Appalachian State Mountaineers running back Nate Noel carries the football against the North Texas Mean Green in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl
Nate Noel carries the football against the North Texas Mean Green in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl (Photo by Appalachian State Football/Instagram)

The Mountaineers ended their season with a 9-3 record. They ended their season on a two-game win streak.

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The Mean Green fell to 4-6 overall. Their season ends with a loss after defeating the UTEP Miners in their last regular season game.

Mountaineers quarterback Zac Thomas went 8 of 16 for 114 yards. He had one touchdown pass.

Malik Williams also had a touchdown pass in his lone attempt in the game.

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Camerun Peoples had 22 carries for 317 yards and five touchdowns. Henry Pearson had three receptions for 47 yards and two touchdowns.

The performance by Peoples was a record-setting day.

Mean Green quarterback Jason Bean went 21 of 36 for 251 yards. He had two touchdown passes and one interception.

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Kason Martin went 1 of 1 for a 16-yard touchdown pass.

Tre Siggers had 17 carries for 120 yards. Austin Ogunmakin had seven receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown.

Peoples had the aforementioned five rushing touchdowns for the Mountaineers. Marcus Williams Jr. also had a rushing touchdown.

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Pearson also had two touchdown receptions.

Oscar Adaway III had a rushing touchdown for the Mean Green. Ogunmakin and Lorenzo Thompson combined for three touchdown receptions.

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