Appalachian St. 14, Chattanooga 12
Appalachian State relied on its defense in a 14-12 win over
Chattanooga on Saturday in the Southern Conference opener for both
Rodger Walker of Appalachian State erased a 6-0 deficit by
returning a fumble 74 yards for a touchdown on the final play of
the third quarter. Then Jeremy Kimbrough intercepted a pass and
returned it 46 yards for a score with 13:38 to play, giving the
Mountaineers a 14-6 lead.
The Mocs (2-2) pulled to within 14-12 on a 20-yard touchdown
pass from B.J. Coleman to Sloan Allison with 9:51 to play, but
Coleman’s pass on the two-point conversion attempt fell incomplete.
Doug Middleton sealed the win for the Mountaineers by intercepting
Coleman at the Mocs’ 40-yard-line with 11 seconds remaining.
Appalachian State (3-1) has won seven in a row, 24 of the past
27 and 14 in a row at home in the series.