Travaris Cadet rushed for a career-high 149 yards and a touchdown Saturday as Appalachian State beat North Carolina Central 44-16, the Mountaineers' 28th straight win at home over an in-state opponent.

Appalachian State (3-0) has not lost to an in-state opponent at home since Oct. 6, 1984, when it lost 34-7 to Western Carolina. The Mountaineers have won 50 of their past 53 home games overall.

Cadet got his yardage on eight carries, an 18.6-yard average. His 52-yard touchdown run was a career long.

Mountaineers quarterback Jamal Jackson was 5-for-9 passing for 101 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown to Tony Washington. Devon Moore scored on 2- and 6-yard runs in the first quarter.

The Mountaineers had 524 yards to North Carolina Central's 330 total yards.

Arthur Goforth scored for North Carolina Central (1-2) on a 92-yard kickoff return.