Mountaineers stomp the Panthers 37-3

Photo by: Ralph Hernandez
Photo by: Ralph Hernandez

Appalachian State dominated Georgia State in all phases of the game to win 37-3. The Mountaineers had more total yards 498-225, more passing yards 291-166, more rushing yards 207-59, and even more possession 36-23 minutes. There wasn’t any area on the stat sheet where the Panthers had an advantage.

The Panthers offense started off extremely slow in the first half punting on their first five possessions of the game. In addition, in those five possessions the Panthers only ran more than four plays once and that drive was only seven plays. The Panthers defense was on the field majority of the half in which they gave up 20 points and over 300 yards of offense. The Panthers final 13 play drive of the half only converted into a field goal to bring the score 20-3 at halftime.

Panther’s second half was actually worse than the first half especially since they didn’t score a single point. The Mountaineers first drive of the half was 10 plays and 75 yards resulted in a 30-yard touchdown pass from Taylor Lamb to Shaedon Meadors. The Panthers didn’t respond, rather they gave away points with a Nick Arbuckle interception that was returned for a touchdown. The Panthers second half consisted of a turnover on downs, two punts, an interception and a fumble to end the game.

Lamb finished the game with 291 yards and three touchdowns compared to Arbuckle’s 166 passing yards and zero touchdowns. The Panthers move to 1-4 and 1-1 in conference play this season and will play at Ball State at 3 p.m. on Oct. 17.

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