BOONE, N.C. (AP) Appalachian State's Zach Matics kicked a 24-yard field goal after the Mountaineers had stuffed a fake field-goal attempt for a 44-41 victory over Troy on Saturday night in triple overtime.
After both teams had scored a touchdown in the first overtime and traded field goals in the second, Matics gave the Mountaineers (7-1, 4-0 Sun Belt) the lead. Troy had a fourth-and-2 at the Mountaineers 5 and lined up for a kick. But holder John Johnson tossed a shovel pass to Clark Quisenberry, who was stopped for no gain.
Troy (2-6, 1-3) sent the game into overtime when Brandon Silvers threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Teddy Ruben with 3:49 remaining. Silvers finished with 265 yards passing, completing 27 of 41 attempts. He was intercepted twice.