BOONE, N.C. (AP) Taylor Lamb threw for 327 yards and five touchdown passes as Appalachian State routed Savannah State, 54-7 to earn their first win of the season Saturday.

Lamb, who was 12 of 15 passing and hit Levi Duffield on a 57-yard scoring pass in the first quarter, threw four of his scoring passes in the second quarter, including throws of 68 yards to Collin Reed and 56 yards to Jalen Virgil. The Mountaineers led at the half, 45-0.

Appalachian State picked up 279 yards rushing.

Savannah State, playing its season opener, managed just 114 yards of offense in the game while the Mountaineers rolled to 624 yards from scrimmage. The Tigers converted 1 of 13 third-down opportunities.

The Tigers got their lone score when Juwuan Tolbert forced De'Vonta Smith to fumble and Stephen Dorsey picked up the loose ball and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown.


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