Laurent’s FG lifts UMass over Appalachian St. 30-27 in 2OT

October 29, 2017

Massachusetts's Ross Comis (2) powers the ball up field as Appalachian State's Caleb Fuller, left, Myquon Stout attempt to bring him down during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Amherst, Mass. (J. Anthony Roberts/The Republican via AP)

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Logan Laurent kicked a 36-yard field goal in the second overtime to lift Massachusetts over Appalachian State 30-27 on Saturday.

Laurent made a 47-yard field goal in the first quarter, and his 45-yarder with five seconds left in regulation tied it at 20.

Marquis Young had a 10-yard touchdown run for UMass (2-6) in the first overtime. Appalachian State (5-3) answered with Taylor Lamb’s 20-yard TD pass to Ike Lewis.

Ali Ali-Musa forced Daetrich Harrington to fumble the ball on the Mountaineers’ first play in the second OT. Bryton Barr recovered the ball, and Laurent made the game-winning kick four plays later.

Young ran for a 95-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and finished with 132 yards on 15 carries.

Lamb was 14-of-28 passing for 133 yards with two touchdowns. Marcus Williams Jr. added 125 yards rushing for the Mountaineers.


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