CSJ Classic: Maine’s Big Plays Oust Appalachian State (2002)

Maine RB Marcus WilliamsBy David Coulson

Executive Editor

College Sports Journal

Editor’s note: This is the one in a series of three historical articles from the David Coulson archives that take readers back to the last time Maine traveled to Appalachian State for a first-round playoff game, in 2002. The two teams meet again on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium in an NCAA Division I Football Championship second-round contest. This article was originally published by several North Carolina newspapers and the web site I-AA.org on Nov. 30, 2002.

This would be the last time ASU lost at Kidd Brewer Stadium until 2007, when Georgia Southern stopped a 31-game, home winning streak. The 2003 freshman class at App State went through their entire college careers without suffering a home loss, ending their perfect slate with a semifinal playoff win over Youngstown State in 2006 that set up the Mountaineers for their second of three consecutive national championship, this one against Massachusetts, 28-17.

BOONE, N.C. — With a 10-point lead late in the third quarter and a defense putting the clamps on the Maine offense, it looked like Appalachian State was ready to book reservations for Georgia Southern this weekend.

But three big plays turned a trip to the quarterfinals into a 14-13 loss for the No. 5-ranked Mountaineers in the first round of the I-AA football playoffs.

“We just came up a play or two short,” ASU coach Jerry Moore said. “I don’t think (Maine) ever panicked.”

The game turned with 2:37 left in the third period when Maine freshman linebacker Joan Quezada intercepted a Joe Burchette pass at the ASU 33 with the Mountaineers facing a third and 19 from their own nine. It was the only turnover of the game.

Two plays later, the No. 7 Black Bears (11-2) scored when sophomore quarterback Jon Meczywor (7-of-15, 86 yards) lofted a play-action pass over the fingertips of cornerback Derrick Black and into the hands of receiver Ryan Waller for a 27-yard touchdown at the 1:32 mark.

Mark Wright’s 47-yard field goal with 14:57 left in the fourth period made it 13-7 for the Mountaineers, but Maine turned a disastrous offensive pass interference penalty into an opportunity to take the lead.

Facing a first and 25 at the ASU 41, tailback Marcus Williams (29 carries, 157 yards) smashed off-tackle and raced into the end zone with 9:41 to play.

ASU drove to the Maine 36 before being stopped with 4:34 remaining and decided to punt on fourth and eight from the 38, rather than try a 55-yard field goal, or gamble on a first down.

“It was really a hard decision to make,” said Moore. “We had a chance to down (the punt) at the one. We thought we could stop them down there and get good field position, but we weren’t able to slow them down at the last.”

Maine turned three third-down plays into first downs, the last on a face-mask penalty, to run out the clock.

“Our defense was battling to keep us in the game,” Maine coach Jack Cosgrove said. “We felt we had a chance if we could keep it low scoring.”

The Black Bears did just that in the first half, holding an erratic ASU attack to 71 yards and zero points.

The Mountaineers also blanked Maine’s offense in the first half, with Josh Jeffries blocking a 20-yard Mike Mellow field-goal attempt on the Bears’ most serious scoring threat.

Jerry Beard’s career-long 56-yard run on a pitch sweep opened the second half for ASU and set up Burchette for a one-yard scoring sneak on fourth down to make it 7-0.

With Beard (18 carries, 119 yards) and Sean Jackson (six carries, 69 yards) scurrying around the flanks for large chunks of yardage and Burchette (9-of-17, 73 yards) hitting fullback Joey Hoover for a 21-yard gain, the Mountaineers appeared poised for another touchdown on their next drive.

But Hoover dropped a pass in the end zone on third and two and ASU was forced to settle for Wright’s 19-yard field goal to make it 10-0.

That proved to be the high-water mark for the Mountaineers. “That was our problem all year, giving up the big plays,” said Jeffries, one of 21 seniors on the Mountaineers roster.

Complete Stats

MAINE (11-2) vs. Appalachian State (8-4)

Date: Nov 30, 2002 Site: Boone, N.C. Stadium: Kidd Brewer Stadium

Attendance: 4311

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score

—————– — — — — —–

MAINE…………… 0 0 7 7 – 14

Appalachian State… 0 0 10 3 – 13

Scoring Summary:

3rd 12:33 ASU – Joe Burchette 1 yd run (Mark Wright kick)

5 plays, 62 yards, TOP 2:27, MAINE 0 – ASU 7

05:36 ASU – Mark Wright 19 yd field goal

11 plays, 61 yards, TOP 4:56, MAINE 0 – ASU 10

01:31 MAINE – Ryan Waller 27 yd pass from Jon Meczywor (Mike Mellow kick)

2 plays, 33 yards, TOP 1:06, MAINE 7 – ASU 10

4th 14:47 ASU – Mark Wright 47 yd field goal

5 plays, 35 yards, TOP 1:44, MAINE 7 – ASU 13

09:41 MAINE – Marcus Williams 41 yd run (Mike Mellow kick)

9 plays, 80 yards, TOP 5:06, MAINE 14 – ASU 13

Kickoff time: 1:00 pm End of Game: 3:30 pm Total elapsed time: 2:30

Officials: Referee: Chuck Williams; Umpire: Lamont Mahone;

Linesman: Les Flora; Line judge: James Jackson; Back judge: Eric McCoy;

Field judge: Dave Jones; Side judge: Wayne Randall;

Temperature: 45 Wind: W 25-40 Weather: Sunny, gusting winds

Team Statistics (Final)

APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL

MAINE vs Appalachian State (Nov 30, 2002 at Boone, N.C.)

MAINE ASU

FIRST DOWNS………………. 16 16

Rushing………………… 12 11

Passing………………… 3 4

Penalty………………… 1 1

Rushing Attempts………….. 44 42

Yards Gained Rushing………. 228 226

Yards Lost Rushing………… 22 48

NET YARDS RUSHING…………. 206 178

NET YARDS PASSING…………. 86 73

Passes Attempted………… 15 17

Passes Completed………… 7 9

Had Intercepted…………. 0 1

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS……… 59 59

TOTAL NET YARDS…………… 292 251

Average Gain Per Play……. 4.9 4.3

Fumbles: Number-Lost………. 1-0 1-0

Penalties: Number-Yards……. 7-67 3-15

Number of Punts-Yards……… 6-271 4-180

Average Per Punt………… 45.2 45.0

Punt Returns: Number-Yards…. 3-4 4-17

Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards. 3-55 0-0

Interceptions: Number-Yards… 1-0 0-0

Fumble Returns: Number-Yards.. 0-0 0-0

Miscellaneous Yards……….. 0 3

Possession Time…………… 32:03 27:57

Third-Down Conversions…….. 8 of 16 1 of 12

Fourth-Down Conversions……. 0 of 0 2 of 4

Sacks By: Number-Yards…….. 3-15 2-19

Individual Statistics (Final)

APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL

MAINE vs Appalachian State (Nov 30, 2002 at Boone, N.C.)

MAINE

Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg

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Marcus Williams 29 160 3 157 1 41 5.4

Jon Meczywor 12 57 19 38 0 23 3.2

Onyi Momah 2 9 0 9 0 7 4.5

John Gelsomino 1 2 0 2 0 2 2.0

Totals… 44 228 22 206 1 41 4.7

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sck

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Jon Meczywor 15-7-0 86 1 27 2

Totals… 15-7-0 86 1 27 2

Receiving No. Yds TD Long

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C. Pereira 3 38 0 16

Ryan Waller 1 27 1 27

Kevin McMahan 1 13 0 13

John Gelsomino 1 4 0 4

Danny Fusco 1 4 0 4

Totals… 7 86 1 27

Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20

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Mike Mellow 6 271 45.2 54 4

Totals… 6 271 45.2 54 4

Punts Kickoffs Intercept

All Returns No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg

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Dave Cusano 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Joan Quezada 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Montell Owens 0 0 0 3 55 21 0 0 0

Jarrod Gomes 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals… 3 4 4 3 55 21 1 0 0

Field goal attempts

—————————————-

Mike Mellow 1st 03:52 20 yds – Blocked

FUMBLES: MAINE-Jon Meczywor 1-0. Appalachian State-Richie Williams 1-0.

Appalachian State

Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg

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Jerry Beard 18 122 3 119 0 56 6.6

Sean Jackson 6 73 4 69 0 40 11.5

Chris Thomas 4 13 0 13 0 6 3.2

Joey Hoover 3 4 1 3 0 3 1.0

Joe Burchette 10 14 23 -9 1 7 -0.9

Richie Williams 1 0 17 -17 0 0 -17.0

Totals… 42 226 48 178 1 56 4.2

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sck

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Joe Burchette 17-9-1 73 0 21 3

Totals… 17-9-1 73 0 21 3

Receiving No. Yds TD Long

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DaVon Fowlkes 3 19 0 8

Andrew Layton 2 3 0 2

Joey Hoover 1 21 0 21

Jermane Little 1 14 0 14

Jose White 1 11 0 11

Sterling Hayward 1 5 0 5

Totals… 9 73 0 21

Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20

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Nate McKinney 4 180 45.0 51 0

Totals… 4 180 45.0 51 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercept

All Returns No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg

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DaVon Fowlkes 4 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals… 4 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

Field goal attempts

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Mark Wright 3rd 05:36 19 yds – Good

Mark Wright 4th 14:47 47 yds – Good

FUMBLES: MAINE-Jon Meczywor 1-0. Appalachian State-Richie Williams 1-0.

FUMBLES: MAINE-Jon Meczywor 1-0. Appalachian State-Richie Williams 1-0.

Drive Chart (Final)

APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL

MAINE vs Appalachian State (Nov 30, 2002 at Boone, N.C.)

Drive Started Drive Ended Consumed

Team Qtr Spot Time Obtained Spot Time How Lost Pl-Yds TOP

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MAINE 1st M35 15:00 Possession M35 14:51 Kickoff 0-0 00:09

MAINE 1st M27 14:51 Kickoff M46 10:01 Punt 9-19 04:50

MAINE 1st A45 09:02 Punt A02 03:52 Missed FG 10-43 05:10#

MAINE 1st M23 00:23 Downs M44 12:34 Punt 6-21 02:49

MAINE 2nd M47 11:07 Punt M49 09:01 Punt 3-2 02:06

MAINE 2nd M35 05:57 Punt M43 03:36 Punt 5-8 02:21

MAINE 2nd M39 00:24 Downs M39 15:00 End of half 0-0 00:24

MAINE 3rd M22 12:33 Kickoff M24 10:32 Punt 4-2 02:01

MAINE 3rd M29 05:36 Kickoff M34 04:09 Punt 3-5 01:27

MAINE 3rd A33 02:37 Interception A00 01:31 *TOUCHDOWN 2-33 01:06

MAINE 4th M20 14:47 Kickoff A00 09:41 *TOUCHDOWN 9-80 05:06

MAINE 4th M20 04:34 Punt A42 00:00 End of half 9-38 04:34

ASU 1st A07 10:01 Punt A06 09:02 Punt 3–1 00:59

ASU 1st A23 03:52 Missed FG M23 00:23 Downs 9-54 03:29

ASU 2nd A05 12:34 Punt A06 11:07 Punt 3-1 01:27

ASU 2nd A16 09:01 Punt A14 05:57 Punt 4–2 03:04

ASU 2nd A23 03:36 Punt M39 00:24 Downs 9-38 03:12

ASU 3rd A38 15:00 Kickoff M00 12:33 *TOUCHDOWN 5-62 02:27#

ASU 3rd A37 10:32 Punt M02 05:36 *FIELD GOAL 11-61 04:56#

ASU 3rd A18 04:09 Punt A09 02:37 Interception 3–9 01:32

ASU 3rd A35 01:31 Kickoff M30 14:47 *FIELD GOAL 5-35 01:44

ASU 4th A35 09:41 Kickoff M39 04:34 Punt 9-26 05:07

MAINE 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd

Qtr Qtr Qtr Qtr Half Half Total

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Time of possession 10:32 07:17 04:34 09:40 17:49 14:14 32:03

3rd Down Conversions 3/5 1/4 0/2 4/5 4/9 4/7 8/16

Avg Field Position M35 M40 M39 M20 M37 M31 M34

4th Down Conversions 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

ASU 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd

Qtr Qtr Qtr Qtr Half Half Total

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Time of possession 04:28 07:43 10:26 05:20 12:11 15:46 27:57

3rd Down Conversions 0/2 0/3 1/4 0/3 0/5 1/7 1/12

Avg Field Position A15 A14 A32 A35 A14 A32 A23

4th Down Conversions 0/1 0/1 1/1 1/1 0/2 2/2 2/4

Drive Chart (By Quarter)

Drive Started Drive Ended Consumed

Team Qtr Spot Time Obtained Spot Time How Lost Pl-Yds TOP

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MAINE 1st M35 15:00 Possession M35 14:51 Kickoff 0-0 00:09

MAINE 1st M27 14:51 Kickoff M46 10:01 Punt 9-19 04:50

ASU 1st A07 10:01 Punt A06 09:02 Punt 3–1 00:59

MAINE 1st A45 09:02 Punt A02 03:52 Missed FG 10-43 05:10#

ASU 1st A23 03:52 Missed FG M23 00:23 Downs 9-54 03:29

MAINE 1st M23 00:23 Downs M44 12:34 Punt 6-21 02:49

ASU 2nd A05 12:34 Punt A06 11:07 Punt 3-1 01:27

MAINE 2nd M47 11:07 Punt M49 09:01 Punt 3-2 02:06

ASU 2nd A16 09:01 Punt A14 05:57 Punt 4–2 03:04

MAINE 2nd M35 05:57 Punt M43 03:36 Punt 5-8 02:21

ASU 2nd A23 03:36 Punt M39 00:24 Downs 9-38 03:12

MAINE 2nd M39 00:24 Downs M39 15:00 End of half 0-0 00:24

ASU 3rd A38 15:00 Kickoff M00 12:33 *TOUCHDOWN 5-62 02:27#

MAINE 3rd M22 12:33 Kickoff M24 10:32 Punt 4-2 02:01

ASU 3rd A37 10:32 Punt M02 05:36 *FIELD GOAL 11-61 04:56#

MAINE 3rd M29 05:36 Kickoff M34 04:09 Punt 3-5 01:27

ASU 3rd A18 04:09 Punt A09 02:37 Interception 3–9 01:32

MAINE 3rd A33 02:37 Interception A00 01:31 *TOUCHDOWN 2-33 01:06

ASU 3rd A35 01:31 Kickoff M30 14:47 *FIELD GOAL 5-35 01:44

MAINE 4th M20 14:47 Kickoff A00 09:41 *TOUCHDOWN 9-80 05:06

ASU 4th A35 09:41 Kickoff M39 04:34 Punt 9-26 05:07

MAINE 4th M20 04:34 Punt A42 00:00 End of half 9-38 04:34

Defensive Statistics (Final)

APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL

MAINE vs Appalachian State (Nov 30, 2002 at Boone, N.C.)

MAINE

## Player Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds FF FR-Yd Intc PD Blkd Sack/Yds QH

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4 Stephen Cooper 3 10 13 3/15 . . . . . 2.0/14 .

3 Jarrod Gomes 5 6 11 1/1 . . . . . / .

17 Dave Cusano 2 7 9 . . . . . . / .

28 Joan Quezada . 6 6 . . . 1-0 1 . / .

40 Rob Kierstead . 6 6 1/2 . . . . . / .

2 Devon Goree 2 3 5 . . . . . . / .

56 Dan Joslyn . 5 5 . . . . . . / .

92 Mark Stetson 2 2 4 1/1 . . . . . 1.0/1 .

55 Pat Pa’u . 4 4 1/1 . . . . . / .

99 Marcus Walton . 4 4 2/2 . . . . . / .

58 Brendan Curry 2 1 3 2/6 . . . . . / .

36 D. Arrington 2 . 2 . . . . . . / .

95 Evign Dodge . 2 2 1/2 . . . . . / .

29 Onyi Momah . 2 2 . . . . . . / .

37 Matt DiBiase . 2 2 . . . . 1 . / .

44 D.Dottin-Carter . 2 2 . . . . . . / .

33 Montell Owens . 1 1 . . . . . . / .

42 Brian Mann . 1 1 1/1 . . . . . / .

59 Rob Brooks . 1 1 . . . . . . / .

26 Clinton Brown . 1 1 . . . . . . / .

27 Agean Robinson . 1 1 . . . . . . / .

25 Maurice Garlic . 1 1 . . . . . . / .

Appalachian State

## Player Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds FF FR-Yd Intc PD Blkd Sack/Yds QH

——————————————————————————————-

36 Sam Smalls 3 18 21 . . . . 1 . / .

55 Jerrelle Carter 2 9 11 1/1 1 . . . . / .

30 Nygel Rogers 1 10 11 1/0 . . . . . / .

45 Scott Cornatzer 2 6 8 . . . . . . / .

44 John Mannino 1 7 8 . . . . 1 . / .

90 Leon Moore . 6 6 1/1 . . . . . / .

3 Derrick Black 2 3 5 . . . . 2 . / .

93 K.T. Stovall 1 4 5 2/16 . . . 1 . 1.5/16 .

29 Steve Kitchens 1 4 5 1/1 . . . . . / .

58 Josh Jeffries . 4 4 1/3 . . . . 1 0.5/3 .

2 Andrew Layton 1 2 3 . . . . . . / .

97 Jason Hunter 1 . 1 . . . . . . / .

41 Joey Hoover 1 . 1 . . . . . . / .

40 Stewart Adams . 1 1 . . . . . . / .

65 65 . 1 1 . . . . . . / .

6 Sterling Hayward . 1 1 . . . . . . / .

MAINE ASU

Score……………………. 14 13

FIRST DOWNS………………. 16 16

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)………… 44-206 42-178

PASSING YDS (NET)…………. 86 73

Passes Att-Comp-Int……….. 15-7-0 17-9-1

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS….. 59-292 59-251

Fumble Returns-Yards………. 0-0 0-0

Punt Returns-Yards………… 3-4 4-17

Kickoff Returns-Yards……… 3-55 0-0

Interception Returns-Yards…. 1-0 0-0

Punts (Number-Avg)………… 6-45.2 4-45.0

Fumbles-Lost……………… 1-0 1-0

Penalties-Yards…………… 7-67 3-15

Possession Time…………… 32:03 27:57

MAINE Appalachian State

Rushing No Yds TD Lg Avg Rushing No Yds TD Lg Avg

Marcus Williams 29 157 1 41 5.4 Jerry Beard 18 119 0 56 6.6

Jon Meczywor 12 38 0 23 3.2 Sean Jackson 6 69 0 40 11.5

Onyi Momah 2 9 0 7 4.5 Chris Thomas 4 13 0 6 3.2

John Gelsomino 1 2 0 2 2.0 Joey Hoover 3 3 0 3 1.0

Passing AttCmpInt Yds TD Lng Passing AttCmpInt Yds TD Lng

Jon Meczywor 15-7-0 86 1 27 Joe Burchette 17-9-1 73 0 21

Receiving No. Yds TD Long Receiving No. Yds TD Long

C. Pereira 3 38 0 16 DaVon Fowlkes 3 19 0 8

Ryan Waller 1 27 1 27 Andrew Layton 2 3 0 2

Kevin McMahan 1 13 0 13 Joey Hoover 1 21 0 21

Danny Fusco 1 4 0 4 Jermane Little 1 14 0 14

Punting No. Avg Long I20 Punting No. Avg Long I20

Mike Mellow 6 45.2 54 4 Nate McKinney 4 45.0 51 0

Punt returns No. Yds TD Long Punt returns No. Yds TD Long

Jarrod Gomes 2 0 0 0 DaVon Fowlkes 4 17 0 7

Dave Cusano 1 4 0 4

Kick returns No. Yds TD Long Kick returns No. Yds TD Long

Montell Owens 3 55 0 21

Team Qtr Time Scoring play Conversion Plays-Yards TOP MAINE – ASU

—- — —- ———— ———- ———– — —————–

ASU 3rd 12:33 Joe Burchette 1 yd run Mark Wright kick 5-62 2:27 0 – 7

ASU 3rd 05:36 Mark Wright 19 yd field goal 11-61 4:56 0 – 10

MAINE 3rd 01:31 Ryan Waller 27 yd pass from Jon Meczywor Mike Mellow kick 2-33 1:06 7 – 10

ASU 4th 14:47 Mark Wright 47 yd field goal 5-35 1:44 7 – 13

MAINE 4th 09:41 Marcus Williams 41 yd run Mike Mellow kick 9-80 5:06 14 – 13

Play-by-Play Summary (1st quarter)

APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL

MAINE vs Appalachian State (Nov 30, 2002 at Boone, N.C.)

Appalachian wins toss, will defer. Maine will defend the South goal.

M 1-10 M35 Change of possession, ASU ball on ASU35, 1st and 10.

Erik Rockhold kickoff 59 yards to the MAINE6, Montell Owens return 21

yards to the MAINE27 (Jason Hunter).

M 1-10 M27 MAINE drive start at 14:51 (1st).

M 1-10 M27 Marcus Williams rush for 3 yards to the MAINE30 (Nygel Rogers).

M 2-7 M30 Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the MAINE34 (Sam Smalls).

M 3-3 M34 Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the MAINE38, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Leon

Moore;Nygel Rogers).

M 1-10 M38 Jon Meczywor rush for 5 yards to the MAINE43 (Sam Smalls).

M 2-5 M43 Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the MAINE47 (Sam Smalls;Jerrelle

Carter).

M 3-1 M47 John Gelsomino rush for 2 yards to the MAINE49, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Sam

Smalls;Nygel Rogers).

M 1-10 M49 Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to C. Pereira (John Mannino).

M 2-10 M49 Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to Ryan Waller.

M 3-10 M49 Marcus Williams rush for 3 yards to the ASU48 (John Mannino;Sam Smalls).

M 4-7 A48 Mike Mellow punt 38 yards to the ASU10, out-of-bounds, PENALTY MAINE

illegal formation 6 yards to the MAINE46, NO PLAY.

M 4-13 M46 Mike Mellow punt 47 yards to the ASU7, downed.

————— 9 plays, 19 yards, TOP 04:50 —————

A 1-10 A07 APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 10:01 (1st).

A 1-10 A07 Joe Burchette pass incomplete to S. Hayward.

A 2-10 A07 Jerry Beard rush for loss of 1 yard to the ASU6 (Brendan Curry).

A 3-11 A06 Joe Burchette pass incomplete to Jerry Beard.

A 4-11 A06 Nate McKinney punt 39 yards to the ASU45, Jarrod Gomes return 0 yards to

the ASU45 (Andrew Layton).

————— 3 plays, minus 1 yards, TOP 00:59 —————

M 1-10 A45 MAINE drive start at 09:02 (1st).

M 1-10 A45 Marcus Williams rush for 9 yards to the ASU36 (Sam Smalls;John Mannino).

M 2-1 A36 Marcus Williams rush for 3 yards to the ASU33, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Sam

Smalls;K.T. Stovall).

M 1-10 A33 Jon Meczywor pass complete to John Gelsomino for 4 yards to the ASU29 (Scott

Cornatzer).

M 2-6 A29 Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the ASU25 (Jerrelle Carter;Nygel

Rogers).

M 3-2 A25 Jon Meczywor rush for 4 yards to the ASU21, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Sam

Smalls;John Mannino).

M 1-10 A21 Marcus Williams rush for 17 yards to the ASU4, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Sam

Smalls;Nygel Rogers).

M 1-G A04 Marcus Williams rush for 1 yard to the ASU3 (Nygel Rogers;Leon Moore).

M 2-G A03 Marcus Williams rush for 1 yard to the ASU2 (Nygel Rogers;K.T. Stovall).

M 3-G A02 Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to Danny Fusco (Derrick Black).

M 4-G A02 Mike Mellow field goal attempt from 20 BLOCKED, recovered by ASU Leon Moore

at ASU23 spot at ASU23, clock 03:52 (blocked by Josh Jeffries), Leon Moore

for 3 yards to the ASU26.

————— 10 plays, 43 yards, TOP 05:10 —————

A 1-10 A26 Jerry Beard rush for 15 yards to the ASU41, 1ST DOWN ASU (Jarrod

Gomes;Dave Cusano).

A 1-10 A41 Joey Hoover rush for 1 yard to the ASU42 (Rob Kierstead;Dan Joslyn).

A 2-9 A42 Jerry Beard rush for 14 yards to the MAINE44, 1ST DOWN ASU (Devon

Goree), PENALTY MAINE offside declined.

A 1-10 M44 Joe Burchette pass complete to DaVon Fowlkes for 6 yards to the MAINE38,

out-of-bounds (Dave Cusano).

A 2-4 M38 Jerry Beard rush for 6 yards to the MAINE32, 1ST DOWN ASU (Jarrod

Gomes).

A 1-10 M32 Jerry Beard rush for no gain to the MAINE32 (Rob Kierstead;Joan

Quezada).

A 2-10 M32 Joe Burchette pass complete to S. Hayward for 5 yards to the MAINE27

(Jarrod Gomes;Matt DiBiase).

A 3-5 M27 Joe Burchette rush for 4 yards to the MAINE23 (Stephen Cooper;Dave

Cusano).

A 4-1 M23 Jerry Beard rush for no gain to the MAINE23 (Brendan Curry;Evign Dodge).

————— 9 plays, 51 yards, TOP 03:29 —————

M 1-10 M23 MAINE drive start at 00:23 (1st).

M 1-10 M23 Onyi Momah rush for 2 yards to the MAINE25 (Sam Smalls;Steve Kitchens).

=====END OF 1st QUARTER=====

MAINE 0, APPALACHIAN STATE 0

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Play-by-Play Summary (2nd quarter)

M 2-8 M25 Start of 2nd quarter, clock 15:00.

M 2-8 M25 Onyi Momah rush for 7 yards to the MAINE32 (Scott Cornatzer;Jerrelle

Carter).

M 3-1 M32 Jon Meczywor rush for 4 yards to the MAINE36, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Josh

Jeffries;John Mannino).

M 1-10 M36 Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to Ryan Waller.

M 2-10 M36 Jon Meczywor rush for 6 yards to the MAINE42 (Sam Smalls;John Mannino).

M 3-4 M42 Jon Meczywor rush for 2 yards to the MAINE44 (K.T. Stovall;Sam Smalls).

M 4-2 M44 Mike Mellow punt 54 yards to the ASU2, DaVon Fowlkes return 3 yards to the

ASU5, out-of-bounds.

————— 6 plays, 21 yards, TOP 02:49 —————

A 1-10 A05 APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 12:34 (2nd).

A 1-10 A05 Jerry Beard rush for no gain to the ASU5 (Devon Goree).

A 2-10 A05 Joe Burchette pass incomplete to Jermane Little.

A 3-10 A05 Joe Burchette rush for 1 yard to the ASU6 (Pat Pa’u;Mark Stetson).

A 4-9 A06 Nate McKinney punt 51 yards to the MAINE43, Dave Cusano return 4 yards

to the MAINE47 (Andrew Layton;Leon Moore).

————— 3 plays, 1 yards, TOP 01:27 —————

M 1-10 M47 MAINE drive start at 11:07 (2nd).

M 1-10 M47 Jon Meczywor pass complete to Danny Fusco for 4 yards to the ASU49 (Jerrelle

Carter).

M 2-6 A49 Marcus Williams rush for 3 yards to the ASU46 (Nygel Rogers;Sam Smalls).

M 3-3 A46 PENALTY MAINE delay of game 5 yards to the MAINE49.

M 3-8 M49 Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to C. Pereira (Sam Smalls).

M 4-8 M49 Mike Mellow punt 41 yards to the ASU10, DaVon Fowlkes return 6 yards to the

ASU16 (Onyi Momah;Montell Owens).

————— 3 plays, 2 yards, TOP 02:06 —————

A 1-10 A16 APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 09:01 (2nd).

A 1-10 A16 Richie Williams rush for 6 yards to the ASU22 (Rob Kierstead),

PENALTY MAINE offside 6 yards to the ASU22, NO PLAY.

A 1-4 A22 Sean Jackson rush for 5 yards to the ASU27, 1ST DOWN ASU (Marcus

Walton;Jarrod Gomes), PENALTY MAINE personal foul 15 yards to the ASU42,

1ST DOWN ASU.

A 1-10 A42 1st and 10.

A 1-10 A42 Richie Williams rush to the ASU28, fumble by Richie Williams recovered

by ASU Sean Jackson at ASU25, Sean Jackson for loss of 5 yards to the ASU20

(D. Arrington).

A 2-32 A20 Joe Burchette sacked for loss of 1 yard to the ASU19 (Mark Stetson).

A 3-33 A19 PENALTY ASU false start 5 yards to the ASU14.

A 3-38 A14 Timeout Appalachian State, clock 06:14.

A 3-38 A14 Joe Burchette pass incomplete to Jermane Little.

A 4-38 A14 Nate McKinney punt 51 yards to the MAINE35, Jarrod Gomes return 0 yards

to the MAINE35 (S. Hayward;Andrew Layton).

————— 4 plays, minus 2 yards, TOP 03:04 —————

M 1-10 M35 MAINE drive start at 05:57 (2nd).

M 1-10 M35 Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the MAINE39 (Sam Smalls;Nygel Rogers).

M 2-6 M39 Timeout MAINE, clock 05:30.

M 2-6 M39 Jon Meczywor pass complete to C. Pereira for 13 yards to the ASU48, 1ST

DOWN MAINE (Derrick Black;Scott Cornatzer).

M 1-10 A48 Jon Meczywor sacked for loss of 13 yards to the MAINE39 (K.T. Stovall).

M 2-23 M39 Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to Ryan Waller.

M 3-23 M39 Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the MAINE43 (Sam Smalls;Jerrelle

Carter).

M 4-19 M43 Mike Mellow punt 35 yards to the ASU22, DaVon Fowlkes return 1 yards to the

ASU23 (Onyi Momah;Rob Brooks).

————— 5 plays, 8 yards, TOP 02:21 —————

A 1-10 A23 APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 03:36 (2nd).

A 1-10 A23 Joe Burchette pass complete to Andrew Layton for 2 yards to the ASU25

(D. Arrington).

A 2-8 A25 Joe Burchette pass complete to DaVon Fowlkes for 8 yards to the ASU33,

1ST DOWN ASU (Dan Joslyn;Joan Quezada).

A 1-10 A33 Joe Burchette pass complete to Jermane Little for 14 yards to the ASU47,

1ST DOWN ASU, out-of-bounds (Jarrod Gomes).

A 1-10 A47 Joe Burchette pass complete to Jose White for 11 yards to the MAINE42,

1ST DOWN ASU (Pat Pa’u;Dan Joslyn).

A 1-10 M42 Sean Jackson rush for 19 yards to the MAINE23, 1ST DOWN ASU

(Devon Goree;Jarrod Gomes).

A 1-10 M23 Sean Jackson rush for loss of 4 yards to the MAINE27 (Rob

Kierstead;Marcus Walton).

A 2-14 M27 Joe Burchette sacked for loss of 7 yards to the MAINE34 (Stephen

Cooper).

A 3-21 M34 Timeout Appalachian State, clock 00:39.

A 3-21 M34 Joe Burchette pass incomplete to DaVon Fowlkes.

A 4-21 M34 Joe Burchette rush for loss of 5 yards to the MAINE39 (Brendan Curry).

————— 9 plays, 38 yards, TOP 03:12 —————

M 1-10 M39 MAINE drive start at 00:24 (2nd).

M 1-10 M39 Downed.

M 1-10 M39 End of 1st half, clock 00:00.

=====END OF 2nd QUARTER=====

MAINE 0, APPALACHIAN STATE 0

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Play-by-Play Summary (3rd quarter)

M 1-10 M39 Start of 3rd quarter, clock 15:00.

Mike Mellow kickoff 23 yards to the ASU38, out-of-bounds, ASU ball on ASU38.

A 1-10 A38 APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 15:00 (3rd).

A 1-10 A38 Jerry Beard rush for 56 yards to the MAINE6, 1ST DOWN ASU (Jarrod

Gomes).

A 1-G M06 Jerry Beard rush for 2 yards to the MAINE4 (Dave Cusano;Stephen Cooper).

A 2-G M04 Joey Hoover rush for 3 yards to the MAINE1 (Dan Joslyn;Dave Cusano).

A 3-G M01 Jerry Beard rush for no gain to the MAINE1 (Dan Joslyn;Stephen Cooper).

A 4-G M01 Joe Burchette rush for 1 yard to the MAINE0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 12:33.

Mark Wright kick attempt good.

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MAINE 0, APPALACHIAN STATE 7

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————— 5 plays, 62 yards, TOP 02:27 —————

Erik Rockhold kickoff 59 yards to the MAINE6, Montell Owens return 16

yards to the MAINE22 (Joey Hoover).

M 1-10 M22 MAINE drive start at 12:24 (3rd).

M 1-10 M22 Marcus Williams rush for 10 yards to the MAINE32, 1ST DOWN MAINE

(Scott Cornatzer).

M 1-10 M32 Marcus Williams rush for loss of 2 yards to the MAINE30 (Steve

Kitchens;Jerrelle Carter).

M 2-12 M30 Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to Kevin McMahan (Derrick Black).

M 3-12 M30 Jon Meczywor sacked for loss of 6 yards to the MAINE24 (Josh Jeffries;K.T.

Stovall).

M 4-18 M24 Mike Mellow punt 46 yards to the ASU30, DaVon Fowlkes return 7 yards to the

ASU37, out-of-bounds (Agean Robinson;Maurice Garlic).

————— 4 plays, 2 yards, TOP 01:52 —————

A 1-10 A37 APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 10:32 (3rd).

A 1-10 A37 Jerry Beard rush for 6 yards to the ASU43 (Mark Stetson).

A 2-4 A43 Sean Jackson rush for 9 yards to the MAINE48, 1ST DOWN ASU (Rob

Kierstead;Stephen Cooper).

A 1-10 M48 PENALTY MAINE offside declined.

A 1-10 M48 Sean Jackson rush for 5 yards to the MAINE43 (Pat Pa’u;Stephen Cooper).

A 2-5 M43 Chris Thomas rush for 6 yards to the MAINE37, 1ST DOWN ASU

(D.Dottin-Carter;Joan Quezada).

A 1-10 M37 Chris Thomas rush for 1 yard to the MAINE36 (Devon

Goree;D.Dottin-Carter).

A 2-9 M36 Joe Burchette pass complete to DaVon Fowlkes for 5 yards to the MAINE31

(Matt DiBiase;Joan Quezada).

A 3-4 M31 Joe Burchette pass complete to Joey Hoover for 21 yards to the MAINE10,

1ST DOWN ASU (Jarrod Gomes).

A 1-G M10 Joe Burchette pass complete to Andrew Layton for 1 yard to the MAINE9

(Jarrod Gomes).

A 2-G M09 Joe Burchette rush for 7 yards to the MAINE2 (Stephen Cooper).

A 3-G M02 Timeout Appalachian State, clock 05:46.

A 3-G M02 Joe Burchette pass incomplete to Joey Hoover (Matt DiBiase).

A 4-G M02 Mark Wright field goal attempt from 19 GOOD, clock 05:36.

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MAINE 0, APPALACHIAN STATE 10

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————— 11 plays, 61 yards, TOP 04:56 —————

Erik Rockhold kickoff 54 yards to the MAINE11, Montell Owens return 18

yards to the MAINE29 (Scott Cornatzer;Stewart Adams).

M 1-10 M29 MAINE drive start at 05:28 (3rd).

M 1-10 M29 Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to C. Pereira (K.T. Stovall).

M 2-10 M29 Marcus Williams rush for 1 yard to the MAINE30 (Sam Smalls;John Mannino).

M 3-9 M30 Jon Meczywor rush to the MAINE34, fumble forced by Jerrelle Carter, fumble

by Jon Meczywor recovered by MAINE Pete Richardson at MAINE34.

M 4-5 M34 Mike Mellow punt 48 yards to the ASU18, out-of-bounds.

————— 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 01:19 —————

A 1-10 A18 APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 04:09 (3rd).

A 1-10 A18 Jerry Beard rush for loss of 2 yards to the ASU16 (Brian Mann;Jarrod

Gomes).

A 2-12 A16 Joe Burchette sacked for loss of 7 yards to the ASU9 (Stephen Cooper).

A 3-19 A09 Joe Burchette pass intercepted by Joan Quezada at the ASU33, Joan

Quezada return 0 yards to the ASU33.

————— 3 plays, minus 9 yards, TOP 01:32 —————

M 1-10 A33 MAINE drive start at 02:37 (3rd).

M 1-10 A33 Marcus Williams rush for 1 yard to the ASU32 (Steve Kitchens;K.T. Stovall),

PENALTY MAINE holding 10 yards to the ASU43, NO PLAY.

M 1-20 A43 Jon Meczywor pass complete to C. Pereira for 16 yards to the ASU27 (Jerrelle

Carter;Derrick Black).

M 2-4 A27 Jon Meczywor pass complete to Ryan Waller for 27 yards to the ASU0, 1ST

DOWN MAINE, TOUCHDOWN, clock 01:31.

Mike Mellow kick attempt good.

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MAINE 7, APPALACHIAN STATE 10

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————— 2 plays, 33 yards, TOP 01:06 —————

Mike Mellow kickoff 41 yards to the ASU24, out-of-bounds, ASU ball on ASU35.

A 1-10 A35 APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 01:26 (3rd).

A 1-10 A35 Sean Jackson rush for 40 yards to the MAINE25, 1ST DOWN ASU

(Devon Goree;Jarrod Gomes).

A 1-10 M25 Joey Hoover rush for loss of 1 yard to the MAINE26 (Stephen

Cooper;Marcus Walton).

A 2-11 M26 Jerry Beard rush for 1 yard to the MAINE25 (Clinton Brown;Marcus

Walton).

=====END OF 3rd QUARTER======

MAINE 7, APPALACHIAN STATE 10

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Play-by-Play Summary (4th quarter)

A 3-10 M25 Start of 4th quarter, clock 15:00.

A 3-10 M25 Joe Burchette pass incomplete to Daniel Bettis.

A 4-10 M25 PENALTY ASU false start 5 yards to the MAINE30.

A 4-15 M30 Mark Wright field goal attempt from 47 GOOD, clock 14:47.

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MAINE 7, APPALACHIAN STATE 13

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————— 5 plays, 35 yards, TOP 01:39 —————

Erik Rockhold kickoff 65 yards to the MAINE0, touchback.

M 1-10 M20 MAINE drive start at 14:41 (4th).

M 1-10 M20 Jon Meczywor rush for 3 yards to the MAINE23 (Leon Moore;Derrick Black),

PENALTY MAINE holding 10 yards to the MAINE10, NO PLAY.

M 1-20 M10 Marcus Williams rush for 7 yards to the MAINE17 (Derrick Black;Scott

Cornatzer).

M 2-13 M17 Jon Meczywor pass complete to C. Pereira for 9 yards to the MAINE26 (Derrick

Black).

M 3-4 M26 Jon Meczywor rush for 6 yards to the MAINE32, 1ST DOWN MAINE,

out-of-bounds (Scott Cornatzer;Steve Kitchens).

M 1-10 M32 Marcus Williams rush for 3 yards to the MAINE35 (Steve Kitchens).

M 2-7 M35 Jon Meczywor rush for 23 yards to the ASU42, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Sam

Smalls;Steve Kitchens).

M 1-10 A42 Marcus Williams rush for loss of 1 yard to the ASU43 (Leon Moore;Nygel

Rogers).

M 2-11 A43 Marcus Williams rush for 4 yards to the ASU39 (Josh Jeffries;Sam Smalls).

M 3-7 A39 Jon Meczywor pass complete to Kevin McMahan for 13 yards to the ASU26,

1ST DOWN MAINE, out-of-bounds.

M 1-10 A26 Jon Meczywor pass incomplete to Ryan Waller, PENALTY MAINE pass

interference 15 yards to the ASU41, NO PLAY.

M 1-25 A41 Marcus Williams rush for 41 yards to the ASU0, 1ST DOWN MAINE,

TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:41.

Mike Mellow kick attempt good.

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MAINE 14, APPALACHIAN STATE 13

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————— 9 plays, 80 yards, TOP 05:00 —————

Mike Mellow kickoff 34 yards to the ASU31, out-of-bounds, ASU ball on ASU35.

A 1-10 A35 APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 09:37 (4th).

A 1-10 A35 Jerry Beard rush for 8 yards to the ASU43 (Dave Cusano).

A 2-2 A43 Jerry Beard rush for 7 yards to the 50 yardline, 1ST DOWN ASU

(Stephen Cooper;Dave Cusano).

A 1-10 A50 Jerry Beard rush for 3 yards to the MAINE47, out-of-bounds.

A 2-7 M47 Chris Thomas rush for 4 yards to the MAINE43 (Stephen Cooper;Rob

Kierstead).

A 3-3 M43 Chris Thomas rush for 2 yards to the MAINE41 (Dave Cusano;Mark Stetson).

A 4-1 M41 Joe Burchette rush for 1 yard to the MAINE40, 1ST DOWN ASU (Joan

Quezada;Stephen Cooper).

A 1-10 M40 Jerry Beard rush for 2 yards to the MAINE38 (Stephen Cooper;Dave

Cusano).

A 2-8 M38 Jerry Beard rush for 2 yards to the MAINE36 (Rob Kierstead;Joan

Quezada).

A 3-6 M36 Joe Burchette rush for loss of 3 yards to the MAINE39 (Evign Dodge;Pat

Pa’u).

A 4-9 M39 Nate McKinney punt 39 yards to the MAINE0, touchback.

————— 9 plays, 26 yards, TOP 05:03 —————

M 1-10 M20 MAINE drive start at 04:34 (4th).

M 1-10 M20 Marcus Williams rush for 3 yards to the MAINE23 (Leon Moore;John Mannino).

M 2-7 M23 Marcus Williams rush for 5 yards to the MAINE28 (Sam Smalls;Jerrelle

Carter).

M 3-2 M28 Jon Meczywor rush for 3 yards to the MAINE31, 1ST DOWN MAINE (Josh

Jeffries;Leon Moore).

M 1-10 M31 Marcus Williams rush for 2 yards to the MAINE33 (Jerrelle Carter;Nygel

Rogers).

M 2-8 M33 Marcus Williams rush for 2 yards to the MAINE35 (65;Sam Smalls).

M 3-6 M35 Timeout Appalachian State, clock 02:01.

M 3-6 M35 Marcus Williams rush for 10 yards to the MAINE45, 1ST DOWN MAINE,

out-of-bounds (Derrick Black).

M 1-10 M45 Marcus Williams rush for 2 yards to the MAINE47 (John Mannino).

M 2-8 M47 Timeout Appalachian State, clock 01:47.

M 2-8 M47 Marcus Williams rush for 6 yards to the ASU47, out-of-bounds (Scott

Cornatzer;Jerrelle Carter).

M 3-2 A47 Jon Meczywor rush for no gain to the ASU47 (Sam Smalls), PENALTY ASU face

mask 5 yards to the ASU42, 1ST DOWN MAINE.

M 1-10 A42 1st and 10.

M 1-10 A42 Downed.

M 1-10 A42 Downed.

M 1-10 A42 End of 2nd half, clock 00:00.

————— 9 plays, 38 yards, TOP 04:34 —————

==========FINAL SCORE=========

MAINE 14, APPALACHIAN STATE 13

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