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Appalachian State runs all over North Texas in Myrtle Beach Bowl victory

The Mountaineers put up massive stats in the ground game for the four TD victory.

Dec 21, 2020; Conway, SC, USA; Appalachian State Mountaineers tight end Henry Pearson catches a first quarter touchdown pass at Brooks Stadium. David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

Behind 638 yards of offense, 502 of which came on the ground, the Appalachian State Mountaineers beat the North Texas Mean Green 56-28 on Monday night in the Myrtle Beach Bowl at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina.

App State running back Camerun Peoples ran the ball 23 times for 319 yards and five touchdowns. Marcus Williams Jr. only had six carries, but finished with 101 yards and a touchdown himself. The Mountaineers ran for 12.6 yards per carry behind an offensive line that made North Texas look like they weren’t even there. Their 11.0 yards per play was almost kind, as it could have been more if they chose.

North Texas’s quarterback Jason Bean was 21-of-26 for 251 yards and two touchdowns with an interception, but at no point could this game be considered close. The offensive line for the third place team in the Sun Belt was clearing holes that multiple ball carriers could have run through whenever they wished.

For bettors, App State covered the 21.5 point spread at kickoff, and the over/under of between 63-65.5 comfortably got there no matter when you got it pregame.