Nov. 10, 2007
BOONE, N.C. (AP) -Appalachian State scored the second-most points in a single game in school history Saturday, running up a 79-35 victory over rival Western Carolina to capture the Old Mountain Jug for the 21st time in the last 23 meetings.
On a Saturday when Nebraska posted 73 points and Navy got 74, the Mountaineers (8-2, 4-2 Southern Conference) produced the most points in a game since a 115-0 beating of Piedmont in 1936.
The final score was also the most points in the series by a big margin. In 1966, Western Carolina took a 35-33 victory.
At the half, Appalachian State held a 45-7 edge, matching the most points it has scored in the opening two quarters since it took a similar lead over West Virginia Tech in 2001.
Kevin Richardson had 230 all-purpose yards for Appalachian State, including a career-high 215 yards rushing on 22 carries and three touchdowns. Armanti Edwards completed a career-high 26 passes in 31 attempts for 295 yards and two scores, and he also ran for three more touchdowns.
Corey Lynch collected his 21st career interception, which he turned into Appalachian State's last score on a 65-yard return with 4:10 left to play.
Western Carolina (1-9, 0-6 SoCon) actually led 7-3 when Adam Hearns scored on a 5-yard run with 7:21 left in the first quarter to cap an 80-yard drive. Richardson scored on a 4-yard run on the ensuing possession to put the Mountaineers up for good.
Mike Malone rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns for the Catamounts.
Appalachian State finished with 743 yards of offense, including 347 yards passing on 32-of-40 attempts. The defense intercepted four Western Carolina passes, three of which were thrown by Hearns.