Zac Thomas diving for a touchdown for Appalachian State.

The 2-1 Appalachian State Mountaineers put on an impressive performance at home Thursday against the 3-2 Arkansas State Red Wolves, coming up with a 45-17 victory. Mountaineers’ quarterback Zac Thomas had a strong outing, completing 16 of 23 passes (69.6 percent) for 216 yards with four touchdowns (and one interception) and also rushing seven times for 82 yards and another touchdown (with that touchdown coming on a 60-yard run with a great dive at the end, shown above). Here’s one of his touchdown throws, an early46-yard strike to Christian Wells:

And here’s that run:

Thomas’ four touchdowns through the air tied a career-high for him, and he also ripped off that great run (and ended it a little better than New York Giants’ QB Daniel Jones did on a similar play Thursday). And this win saw Appalachian State improve to 3-1 on the year; they have wins over Charlotte and Campbell, as well as a road loss to Marshall. This was their first game in 26 days (thanks to postponements of their first two Sun Belt games over COVID-19 concerns), but they didn’t show much rust here.

[Appalachian State Athletics]

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