BOONE, N.C. (AP) Appalachian State's Zach Matics kicked a 24-yard field goal after the Mountaineers had stuffed a fake field-goal attempt for a 44-41 victory over Troy on Saturday night in triple overtime.
After both teams had scored a touchdown in the first overtime and traded field goals in the second, Matics gave the Mountaineers (7-1, 4-0 Sun Belt) the lead. Troy had a fourth-and-2 at the Mountaineers 5 and lined up for a kick. But holder John Johnson tossed a shovel pass to Clark Quisenberry, who was stopped for no gain.
Troy (2-6, 1-3) sent the game into overtime when Brandon Silvers threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Teddy Ruben with 3:49 remaining. Silvers finished with 265 yards passing, completing 27 of 41 attempts. He was intercepted twice.
Appalachian State's Taylor Lamb was 16 of 26 for 184 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for two scores. Marcus Cox rushed for 144 yards on 30 carries.