BOONE — Appalachian State quarterback Jamal Jackson threw four touchdown passes, ran for one more and totaled 398 all-purpose yards to lead the Mountaineers to a 35-23 win over Elon on Saturday.
Jackson was 20-of-29 passing for 304 yards with an interception, while rushing for 94 yards on 17 carries for the Mountaineers (4-2, 2-1 Southern Conference).
Appalachian State went back and forth on the scoreboard with the Phoenix (2-4, 0-3) all game, but earned separation when it counted most thanks to Jackson. His 25-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Peacock put the Mountaineers up 21-17 with 3:49 left in the third quarter, and they led the rest of the way.
Jackson hit Steven Miller for the pair’s second TD connection of the game, this one a 23-yard score, to extend the Appalachian State lead to 11 points early in the fourth. The quarterback's 1-yard rush later in the frame sealed the scoring.
Shaw 45, Fayetteville State 28: Five different Shaw players found the end zone and made a 28-13 halftime lead stick on its way to improving to 3-3 and 2-1, in Durham.
Fayetteville State (1-5, 0-3) scored first in the first and second quarters, but were unable to keep with the Bears, who outgained the Broncos 545-392.
St. Augustine’s 32, Livingstone 27: Tyron Laughinghouse caught touchdown passes of 5, 8, and 27 yards and the Falcons (4-2, 2-1) held off a late Blue Bears rally at Memorial Stadium in Salisbury.
Livingstone outscored the Falcons 20-9 in the second half, but put itself in too deep a hole in the first half to complete the comeback.
Jermaine Jones’ third quarter safety gave the Falcons the extra padding they needed after outgaining the Blue Bears 495-316.
N.C. Central 40, S.C. State 10: Jordan Reid ran for one touchdown and threw for another during the Eagles’ 30-point second quarter, as they went on to win in Indianapolis as the Circle City Classic.
The Eagles (3-2, 2-0) gave up an early field goal before scoring four touchdowns in the second quarter to lead 30-10 at halftime. Arthur Goforth scored on a 13-yard run, Tazmon Foster returned a fumble 27 yards for another TD, and Reid scored on a 4-yard run with 38 seconds left.
Julius Pendergrass ran for a 29-yard touchdown for the Bulldogs (2-4, 1-2). He finished with a game-high 84 yards.