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Appalachian State grabs 3 INTs in 37-19 win over Idaho

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Taylor Lamb threw for 220 yards and rushed for one touchdown, Jalin Moore had 114 yards rushing and a score, and Appalachian State beat Idaho 37-19 in Boone, North Carolina, on Saturday.

Appalachian State broke it open with 13 unanswered points in the third quarter, highlighted by freshman Clifton Duck’s 44-yard pick-6 on an overthrown pass. Moore extended the Mountaineers’ lead to 30-9 lead when he powered up the middle for a 5-yard score.

Backup J.P. Caruso threw his first touchdown pass of the season for Appalachian State (5-2, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) late in the fourth. Duck had two interceptions.

Matt Linehan went 26 of 41 for 294 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions for Idaho (4-4, 2-2).

The Vandals scored their first touchdown with 4 seconds remaining when Trent Cowan scored on an 8-yard grab. It was the first TD allowed by Appalachian State since Sept. 24.

Georgia Southern 22, New Mexico State 19: Kevin Ellison threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Eagles (4-3, 3-1 Sun Belt) defeated the Aggies (2-5, 0-3) at Las Cruces, New Mexico, to snap a three-game losing streak.

La.-Lafayette 27, Texas State 3: Elijah McGuire ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Ragin’ Cajuns (3-4, 2-2 Sun Belt) over the Bobcats (2-5, 0-3) at San Marcos, Texas.

McGuire had 20 carries and punched in his touchdowns from the 4 in the second quarter and from the 1 midway through the third. Anthony Jennings completed 18 of his 22 passes for 156 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown throw to Keenan Barnes, while Stevie Artigue had 36- and 42-yard field goals.

Georgia State 31, Tennessee-Martin 6: Marterious Allen and B.J. Clay scored touchdowns on defense within 10 seconds of each other in the third quarter and the Panthers (2-5) defeated the Skyhawks (4-4) in a nonconference game at Atlanta.

New Mexico 59, La.-Monroe 17: Jadon Boatright returned an interception 40 yards for a score 76 seconds into the game, and the Lobos (4-3) added three more first-quarter touchdowns in a rout of the Warhawks (2-5) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

New Mexico piled up 476 rushing yards.

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