Final
1 2 3 4 T
Mountaineers 14 21 7 14 56
Panthers 21 0 0 6 27
Passing
APP
256 Yards
Rushing
APP
131 Yards
Receiving
APP
173 Yards

ATLANTA (AP) Zac Thomas passed for four touchdowns and ran for another, Darrynton Evans had 131 yards rushing and a score, and Appalachian State beat Georgia State 56-27 on Saturday night.

Thomas was 19-of-31 passing for 256 yards with an interception and added 52 yards rushing on six carries. Corey Sutton had 173 yards receiving and three touchdowns - both career highs - for Appalachian State (9-1, 5-1 Sun Belt Conference).

Destin Coates scored on a 67-yard run and, less than a minute later, Chris Bacon's 34-yard pick-6 gave Georgia State (6-4, 3-3) a 21-7 lead with 1:38 left in the first quarter but the Mountaineers scored the next 49 points.

Sutton answered with a 20-yard TD catch 89 seconds later, Thomas scored on a 3-yard run and Shaun Jolly returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown to give Appalachian State its first lead before a 1-yard touchdown run by Evans made it 35-21 at halftime.

Raykwon Anderson scored on a 5-yard run to give the Mountaineers a 56-21 lead with 11 minutes left in the game.

Coates finished with 97 yards rushing for Georgia State.