Appalachian State scored 28 unanswered points in the first half and quarterback Taylor Lamb tied a career high with four touchdown passes to lead the Mountaineers to a 35-10 win over Texas State on Saturday evening at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
App State (7-2, 5-0 Sun belt) has now won six consecutive games. The Mountaineers’ win sets up a meeting of Sun Belt unbeaten as the Apps face Troy next Saturday in Troy, Ala. Texas State (2-6, 0-4) falls for the fourth straight game.
Lamb found three different receivers on first half touchdown passes to help the Mountaineers build a 28-3 lead at the break. The Apps also had 225 yards rushing in the opening half, led by Jalin Moore’s 10 carry, 120-yard first half and Marcus Cox’ 37-yard touchdown run to give the defense all the points it would need.
App held Texas State to 197 total yards – the second consecutive game holding an opponent under 200 yards – and had a season-high 13 tackles for loss. The Bobcats’ lone touchdown came on a 3-yard drive following a blocked punt in the third quarter.
The Mountaineers travel to Troy, Ala. next Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. kick with Troy. The game will televised on ESPN3. Both teams enter the game unbeaten in Sun Belt play.