Scores

Final

Montana 27

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Appalachian St 35

(1-1, 1-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

6:30 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC

1 2 3 4 T
MONT 7 14 0 627
APP 21 0 0 1435

Top Performers

Passing: T. McKinney (MONT) - 307 YDS, 3 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: S. Miller (APP) - 27 CAR, 91 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Moore (MONT) - 3 REC, 145 YDS, 1 TD

Appalachian St. 35, Montana 27

Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. -- Demetrius McCray's interception with 18 seconds left stopped Montana's final drive and preserved Appalachian State's 35-27 victory Saturday night in the first regular-season meeting between the perennial Football Championship Subdivision powers.

The Grizzlies (1-1), who won their two postseason meetings with the Mountaineers (1-1), drove from their 11 to the Appalachian State 42, converting two fourth downs, before McCray's second pickoff of Trent McKinney.

McKinney's 87-yard pass to Dan Moore brought Montana within a point, 28-27, with 8:54 left, but Chris Lider missed the extra point. Steven Miller's second touchdown run increased the Mountaineers' lead to 35-27.

Jamal Jackson's 25-yard pass to Andrew Peacock early in the fourth quarter broke a 21-21 tie. Jackson completed 24 of 34 for 260 yards, his ninth consecutive game over 200 for Appalachian State.

The Mountaineers extended their regular-season home winning streak to 18 and gave coach Jerry Moore his 235th career victory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
APP
1st Downs1927
Total Yards483417
Passing307260
Rushing176157
Penalties7-705-42
3rd Down Conversions8-187-18
4th Down Conversions2-22-3
Turnovers40
Possession26:5033:10

Passing Leaders

MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McKinney15/2930710.633
Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jackson24/342607.620

Rushing Leaders

MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moore15936.2018
McKinney13685.2112
Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Miller27913.4215
Jackson16654.119

Receiving Leaders

MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore314548.3187
Gratton310434.7168
Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Price810312.9132
Peacock55711.4125

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONTAPP
TD12:15Gavin Hagfors 2 Yd Pass From Trent McKinney (Chris Lider Kick) 70
TD09:18Sean Price 32 Yd Pass From Jamal Jackson (Drew Stewart Kick) 77
TD03:23Steven Miller 13 Yd Run (Drew Stewart Kick) 714
TD02:02Jamal Jackson 5 Yd Run (Drew Stewart Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERMONTAPP
TD13:12Trent McKinney 10 Yd Run (Chris Lider Kick) 1421
TD00:35Sam Gratton 7 Yd Pass From Trent McKinney (Chris Lider Kick) 2121
FOURTH QUARTERMONTAPP
TD13:03Andrew Peacock 25 Yd Pass From Jamal Jackson (Drew Stewart Kick) 2128
TD08:54Dan Moore 87 Yd Pass From Trent McKinney (Pat Failed) 2728
TD05:05Steven Miller 2 Yd Run (Drew Stewart Kick) 2735