BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – DeAndre Presley passed for two touchdowns and ran for two Saturday as Appalachian State beat Samford 35-17.
Presley scored on 1- and 16-yard runs, and threw touchdown passes of 30 yards to Matt Cline and 15 yards to Ben Jorden as the Mountaineers (4-0, 2-0 Southern Conference) built a 28-10 halftime lead.
Presley completed 16 of 27 passes for 176 yards and rushed for 97 yards on 15 carries.
Both of Presley's rushing touchdowns resulted from turnovers. Mark LeGree set up Presley's first touchdown with an interception return to the Samford 13 late in the first quarter, and D.J. Smith set up the second score two possessions later with a return to the Samford 16.
Fabian Truss rushed for 100 yards on eight carries and scored on a 74-yard run for Samford (2-2, 0-1).