BOONE, N.C. -- Armanti Edwards threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Appalachian State rallied to beat Furman 26-14 on Saturday.
Edwards finished with 186 yards passing on 16-of-24 completions, including TD passes of 17 yards to Ben Jorden and 15 yards to T.J. Courman as the defending Football Championship Subdivision champion Mountaineers (6-2, 4-0 Southern Conference) won their fifth straight game.
Edwards also scored on a 14-yard run and Josh Jackson had a 4-yard TD run in the first half as Appalachian State overcame a sluggish offense to take a 13-7 lead.
Tersoo Uhaa ran for two touchdowns for the Paladins (6-3, 3-2), who led 14-13 early in the fourth quarter despite losing two first-half scoring chances because of turnovers inside the Mountaineers' 20-yard line.
After Edwards' TD run on Appalachian State's opening possession, Furman had a chance to take the lead late in the quarter, driving to the Mountaineers 15. But on the next play, Paladins back Sederrik Cunningham had the ball knocked loose at the 1-yard line.
Appalachian State then drove the ball 99 yards in six plays -- keyed by an 84-yard run by Devin Radford -- with Jackson's 4-yard run with 13:22 left giving Appalachian State a 13-0 lead.
The Paladins broke the shutout on its next possession, driving 81 yards before Uhaa scored on a 4-yard run with seven minutes remaining to cut the Mountaineers' lead to six points.
Furman lost a chance to tie the score with another fumble inside the Mountaineers red zone, this one by Uhaa at the Appalachian State 14 with 1:25 left in the first half.
However, the Paladins took advantage of a Mountaineers turnover -- a bad snap late in the third quarter -- set up Uhaa's second touchdown, a 2-yard run with 14:20 remaining that put Furman ahead 14-13.
Former Oregon linebacker Fotu Leiato, who was dismissed from the team in May, was killed in a single-car accident Friday near Autzen Stadium.
Kyler Murray agreed to terms with the A's on Friday that will let him play quarterback at Oklahoma for one more season.
An undisclosed settlement has been reached in the case brought against the NCAA by the wife of a former Longhorns player from their 1969 team in which she claimed negligence and wrongful death stemming from the former defensive tackle's brain injuries.
Urban Meyer said Dwayne Haskins will be the starting quarterback heading into preseason camp but will compete with fellow sophomore Tate Martell.
Syracuse quarterback Rex Culpepper is cancer-free and ready to compete when the Orange begin preseason camp in August.
Sizing up this season's schedule oddities, from the hardest -- Scott Frost's B1G trips -- to Oklahoma State's generous opening stretch, plus a cheer for the return of Michigan-Notre Dame.
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