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Mountaineers vs Pirates Final: 33-19 - Recap

Nate Noel tore up the turf for 126 rushing yards on Thursday to lead the Mountaineers to a 33-19 win over the Pirates at Bank of America Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Mountaineers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -9.0 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 55.5.

Nate Noel rushed for 126 yards, while Camerun Peoples added 100 yards in the win. Thomas Hennigan and Corey Sutton added 114 and 52 receiving yards respectively.

Keaton Mitchell rushed for 50 yards for East Carolina, while Rahjai Harris added 22 yards. Holton Ahlers threw for 295 yards for the Pirates, while receivers Keaton Mitchell and Rahjai Harris had 79 and 56 yards respectively.

Appalachian State outgained East Carolina 485-381 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-20 by the Mountaineers.

Appalachian State led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 32:03-27:57 split in that important category.

Appalachian State heads into a Week 2 battle against Miami-FL. East Carolina, meanwhile, will have their next action against South Carolina.