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Thomas guides Appalachian State to Sun Belt title

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Zac Thomas had two long touchdown runs, Darrynton Evans set up another score with a 97-yard kickoff return and Appalachian State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 30-19 in the Sun Belt Conference championship game on Saturday.

The victory earns the Mountaineers (10-2) the conference's automatic berth in the New Orleans bowl on Dec. 15 against a team from Conference USA.

ULL took a 3-0 lead when Kyle Pfau's 37-yard field capped a nine-play, 55-yard game-opening drive. The lead lasted 17 seconds. Evans took the ensuing kickoff 97 yards before being tackled at the 1-yard line and Marcus Williams Jr. ran it in one play later for a 7-3 lead. Pfau's second field goal - from 45 yards out - pulled the Ragin' Cajuns within 7-6, but Thomas ripped off a 25-yard TD run to end a nine-play, 75-yard drive and the Mountaineers (10-2) took a 14-6 lead into halftime.

Chandler Staton kicked a 42-yard field goal on the Appalachian State's first possession of the second half for a 17-6 lead, but the Ragin' Cajuns (7-6) answered with 10 straight points - Andre Nunez's 8-yard TD run and Pfau's 23-yard field goal - to pull within 17-16. Staton's second field goal - a 42-yarder - on the last play of the third quarter pushed the Mountaineers lead to 20-16. Appalachian State made it a two-score game on Thomas' 35-yard TD run after a Tae Hayes interception and 32-yard return gave the Mountaineers the ball at the ULL 44-yard line. Pfau added his fourth field goal of the game and Staton booted his third of the second half to cap the scoring.

Evans rushed for 111 of the Mountaineers' 225 yards on the ground. Evans passed for 75 yards and ran for 59 more.

Trey Ragas ran for 101 yards on 16 carries for ULL, which finished with 216 yards rushing.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:20
91-C.Staton 43 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
40
yds
03:45
pos
19
30
Field Goal 6:47
46-K.Pfau 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
58
yds
04:56
pos
19
27
Point After TD 11:43
91-C.Staton extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
16
27
Touchdown 11:53
12-Z.Thomas runs 35 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
44
yds
01:40
pos
16
26
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:09
91-C.Staton 42 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
36
yds
04:56
pos
16
20
Field Goal 5:11
46-K.Pfau 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
43
yds
03:19
pos
16
17
Point After TD 10:34
46-K.Pfau extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
17
Touchdown 10:40
7-A.Nunez runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
36
yds
1:10
pos
12
17
Field Goal 13:04
91-C.Staton 42 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
41
yds
00:00
pos
6
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:17
91-C.Staton extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
6
14
Touchdown 3:24
12-Z.Thomas runs 25 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
70
yds
04:58
pos
6
13
Field Goal 9:08
46-K.Pfau 45 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
41
yds
04:38
pos
6
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:56
91-C.Staton extra point is good. Team penalty on ULL Offside declined.
plays
yds
pos
3
7
Touchdown 1:00
26-M.Williams runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
2
plays
65
yds
09:17
pos
3
6
Field Goal 10:59
46-K.Pfau 37 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
30
yds
04:01
pos
3
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 16 13
Rushing 10 8
Passing 5 4
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 6-15 3-12
4th Down Conv 1-2 1-2
Total Net Yards 301 288
Total Plays 66 57
Avg Gain 4.6 5.1
Net Yards Rushing 216 225
Rush Attempts 44 44
Avg Rush Yards 4.9 5.1
Net Yards Passing 85 63
Comp. - Att. 10-22 6-13
Yards Per Pass 3.9 4.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 3-12
Penalties - Yards 5-35 4-35
Touchdowns 1 3
Rushing TDs 1 3
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 3-47.3 4-46.3
Return Yards 186 147
Punts - Returns 3-6 1-3
Kickoffs - Returns 6-180 3-113
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-31
Kicking 5/5 6/6
Extra Points 1/1 3/3
Field Goals 4/4 3/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Louisiana 7-6 3310319
App. St. 10-2 7761030
85 PASS YDS 63
216 RUSH YDS 225
301 TOTAL YDS 288
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Nunez 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
47.6% 85 0 2 62.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.4% 2136 19 12 145.2
A. Nunez 10/21 85 0 2
L. Lewis 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.4% 547 7 1 194.3
L. Lewis 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Ragas 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 101 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
197 1141 8
T. Ragas 16 101 0 21
E. Mitchell 15 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 85 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
139 951 12
E. Mitchell 17 85 0 19
A. Nunez 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 18 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
47 3 3
A. Nunez 4 18 1 8
L. Lewis 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 45 0
L. Lewis 3 15 0 8
R. Calais 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
78 713 6
R. Calais 2 2 0 2
R. Malone 13 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 21 0
R. Malone 1 -3 0 -3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Bradley 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 557 10
J. Bradley 4 41 0 20
T. Ragas 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 214 2
T. Ragas 2 26 0 20
R. Malone 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
41 466 4
R. Malone 2 7 0 10
M. Barnes 10 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 96 1
M. Barnes 1 6 0 6
J. Jackson 20 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 312 3
J. Jackson 1 5 0 5
J. Lumpkin 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 67 0
J. Lumpkin 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
Co. Turner 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
Co. Turner 7-0 0.0 0
J. Middleton 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
J. Middleton 6-0 0.0 0
M. Jacquet III 11 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 2 0.0
M. Jacquet III 5-0 0.0 0
B. Higgins 15 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.5
B. Higgins 5-1 0.5 0
G. McDowell 8 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.5
G. McDowell 4-1 0.5 0
L. Kidd 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
L. Kidd 3-0 1.0 0
K. Moncrief 39 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
K. Moncrief 2-0 1.0 0
E. Garror 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 2 0.0
E. Garror 2-0 0.0 0
Ja. Johnson 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
Ja. Johnson 2-0 0.0 0
F. Gardner 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
F. Gardner 1-0 0.0 0
K. Haynes 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
K. Haynes 1-0 0.0 0
K. Johnson 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0
T. Booker 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Booker 1-0 0.0 0
K. Pedescleaux 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Pedescleaux 1-0 0.0 0
J. Boudreaux 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Boudreaux 1-0 0.0 0
C. Solomon 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Solomon 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
K. Pfau 46 K
IN-GAME FG XP
4/4 1/1
SEASON FG XP
14/17 51/52
K. Pfau 4/4 45 1/1 13
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Byrns 47 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 47.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
46 40.1 1
R. Byrns 3 47.3 1 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Bradley 2 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 19.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 20.2 22 0
J. Bradley 3 19.0 22 0
R. Calais 4 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 41.0 61 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
31 26.4 61 0
R. Calais 3 41.0 61 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
E. Patterson 22 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 3.5 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 6.0 7 0
E. Patterson 2 3.5 7 0
R. Malone 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -1.0 -1 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 2.0 0 0
R. Malone 1 -1.0 -1 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Thomas 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
46.2% 75 0 0 94.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.6% 1862 18 4 153.0
Z. Thomas 6/13 75 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Evans 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 111 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
165 1079 7
D. Evans 17 111 0 48
Z. Thomas 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 59 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
83 476 10
Z. Thomas 9 59 2 35
M. Williams Jr. 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 54 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
116 536 4
M. Williams Jr. 15 54 1 9
D. Heath 4 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 31 0
D. Heath 1 5 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Williams Jr. 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 34 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 84 1
M. Williams Jr. 1 34 0 34
C. Reed 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 134 3
C. Reed 2 23 0 13
C. Sutton 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
36 695 8
C. Sutton 2 23 0 15
T. Hennigan 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 282 0
T. Hennigan 0 0 0 0
Ma. Williams 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 235 3
Ma. Williams 0 0 0 0
D. Heath 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 304 5
D. Heath 1 -5 0 -5
Defense T-A SACK INT
N. Cook 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 1 0.0
N. Cook 8-0 0.0 0
A. Flory 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
A. Flory 7-0 0.0 0
T. Hayes 17 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 3 0.0
T. Hayes 6-0 0.0 1
J. Fehr 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
J. Fehr 5-0 0.0 0
T. Cobb 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
T. Cobb 4-0 0.0 0
A. Davis-Gaither 24 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
A. Davis-Gaither 3-0 0.0 0
A. Exford 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
A. Exford 3-0 0.0 0
C. Duck 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
C. Duck 3-0 0.0 0
M. Stout 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Stout 2-0 0.0 0
C. Spurlin 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Spurlin 2-0 0.0 0
E. Scott 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
E. Scott 2-0 0.0 0
C. Willis 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Willis 1-0 0.0 0
D. Franklin 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 4 0.0
D. Franklin 1-0 0.0 0
O. Godwin 47 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
O. Godwin 1-0 0.0 0
M. Clark 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Clark 1-0 0.0 0
J. Thomas 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 3 0.0
J. Thomas 1-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Staton 91 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
11/15 55/55
C. Staton 3/3 43 3/3 12
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Howell 30 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 49.7 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
46 43.2 2
C. Howell 3 49.7 2 55
X. Subotsch 39 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 36.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 33.8 0
X. Subotsch 1 36.0 0 36
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Evans 3 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 53.5 97 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 33.5 97 1
D. Evans 2 53.5 97 0
T. Hennigan 5 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 21.6 6 0
T. Hennigan 1 6.0 6 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Duck 4 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 3.0 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
17 12.7 3 1
C. Duck 1 3.0 3 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 APLST 35 4:01 10 55 FG
9:56 APLST 35 0:42 4 -17 Punt
7:34 LALAF 7 0:48 3 9 Punt
4:41 LALAF 18 2:58 6 18 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:46 LALAF 31 4:38 10 41 FG
3:17 APLST 35 1:24 6 -2 INT
0:16 LALAF 35 0:07 2 -2 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:24 APLST 35 1:44 5 65 TD
8:30 APLST 34 3:19 9 28 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:04 APLST 35 0:00 5 13 INT
11:43 APLST 35 4:56 12 58 FG
2:13 APLST 35 0:41 6 25 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:17 LALAF 35 9:17 2 65 TD
9:10 APLST 43 1:31 3 1 Punt
6:08 APLST 39 0:49 3 -5 Punt
0:48 APLST 9 0:14 5 14 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:22 LALAF 35 4:58 11 75 TD
1:47 APLST 33 1:25 3 -4 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:04 LALAF 35 0:00 6 41 FG
10:34 LALAF 35 1:18 5 -1 Downs
5:05 LALAF 35 4:56 12 52 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:33 LALAF 44 1:40 4 44 TD
6:05 LALAF 35 3:45 7 40 FG
1:27 APLST 40 0:39 6 7