College Sports Journal
STATESBORO, GA. — Despite being outgained by nearly 100 yards and losing the time of possession battle by more than 17 minutes, Appalachian State (7-3, 5-2 SoCon) clamped down defensively in the 4th quarter to hold on for a 31-28 win over Georgia Southern (7-2, 6-2 SoCon), snapping the longest home winning streak in the FCS which sat at 14 games entering the weekend.
The stands were packed beyond capacity as 22,155 fans witnessed the latest chapter in this heated rivalry between the Southern Conference's two premier football programs. It was the largest home crowd in the Jeff Monken era at GSU and the seventh largest in Paulson Stadium history.
By way of their victory and Wofford's double-overtime loss to Samford, the Mountaineers regained control of their quest for a seventh conference championship in eight years.