App State’s Chase Brice Finds Christan Horn on Miracle Hail Mary to Beat Troy

After hosting ESPN’s College GameDay live from Boone, North Carolina, on Saturday morning, Appalachian State opened Sun Belt competition against Troy.

In a back and forth affair, the game lived up to the hype that College GameDay was hoping for. 

After a 23-yard Michael Hughes field goal late in the 3rd quarter, App State took its first lead since 13:48 to go in the opening quarter, 24–21.

Troy running back Kimani Vidal opened the scoring in the 4th quarter, helping the Trojans regain the lead 28–24 with a one-yard touchdown run with 10:10 to play. 

Fast-forward to the final minute of the game. With a four-point lead and facing fourth down at its own 11-yard line with just seconds to play, Troy quarterback Gunnar Watson ran out of the back of his own end zone in an effort to run some clock. The intentional safety by Troy made it 28–26 with 20 seconds to play.

App State, out of timeouts, would get the ball back with limited time on the clock. With 15 seconds to play, returner Ahmani Marshall took the free kick out to the App State 47. After three straight Chase Brice incompletions, the Mountaineers faced 4th and 10 with two seconds to play.

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