BOONE, N.C. – DeAndre Presley passed for 285 yards and four touchdowns, three to Brian Quick, as Appalachian State defeated Jacksonville 45-14 Saturday.
Presley passed for two touchdowns in each half as the Mountaineers (2-0), who are 59-19-2 in home openers, took a 17-7 halftime lead over the Dolphins (1-1), then put the game away with four second-half scores.
Quick, who had six receptions for 132 yards, scored the Mountaineers' first touchdown on a 41-yard reception, then caught a 15-yard scoring pass with 2:45 left in the first half. He scored on another 41-yarder with 1:48 left in the third quarter for a 31-14 lead.
Presley, the Mountaineers' leading rusher with 101 yards on 16 carries, also threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Ben Jorden.
Dolphins quarterback Josh McGregor completed 13 of 30 passes for 169 yards and a 30-yard touchdown to Rudell Small.