Appalachain State pulls off upset in Dollar General Bowl


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Jalin Moore ran for 125 yards and a career-high three touchdowns and Appalachian State beat Toledo 34-0 on Saturday night in the Dollar General Bowl.      Appalachian State (9-4) won its third straight bowl game since making the complete transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2015. Moore's big night and the Mountaineers' impressive defense were the biggest reasons the streak continues.      Appalachian State ran for 327 yards. Senior quarterback Taylor Lamb, who was starting his 49th straight game, threw for 131 yards.      It was the second straight year the two programs had met in the postseason. Appalachian State beat Toledo in a hard-fought 31-28 victory in the Camellia Bowl in 2016 just a few hours up the interstate in Montgomery, Alabama.      The rematch in Mobile turned out to be a dud.      Toledo's offense was averaging nearly 40 points per game this season, but looked lost against Appalachian State's swarming defense. The Rockets (11-3) were also hurt by four turnovers.      Toledo's Logan Woodside threw for 124 yards and three interceptions. The Rockets finished with just 146 yards of total offense.

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