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Appalachian State beats NC Central 55-21

Oct 10, 2009 - 11:57 PM BOONE, N.C.(AP) -- Devon Moore rushed for 124 yards and Appalachian State dominated in the running game to defeat North Carolina Central 55-21 on Saturday.

The Mountaineers (3-2) had 407 yards on the ground and six rushing touchdowns.

Appalachian State trailed 14-7 late in the first quarter, but responded with 27 straight points. Armanti Edwards put the Mountaineers ahead 34-14 on a 7-yard run with 3:15 left in the third quarter.

Edwards finished with 97 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, and was 17 of 29 for 237 yards and a touchdown.

After gaining the early lead, the Eagles (0-6) scored just once in the second half, on a 44-yard pass to Andrew Johnson from Michael Johnson early in the fourth quarter.

Michael Johnson was 16 of 23 for 186 yards and two touchdowns for North Carolina Central.