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Southern Miss beats Appalachian State 21-20

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Dasman McCullum blocked an extra-point attempt with 6 seconds remaining and Southern Miss beat Appalachian State 21-20 Saturday night.
    
ASU's Taylor Lamb threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Simms McElfresh in the back corner of the end zone to get the Mountaineers within a point. But Zach Matics, who had a field goal blocked and missed two others, had his extra point attempt swatted away by McCullum, capping a frantic final 8 minutes.
    
Appalachian State (1-2) tied the game at 14 on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Lamb to Malachi Jones with 5:08 to play.
    
But Southern Miss (2-2) immediately responded, going 65 yards on six plays to take a 21-14 lead with 2:22 to play on a 31-yard touchdown pass from Nick Mullens to George Payne.
    
Payne scored on runs of 15- and 3-yards in the first half to give the Golden Eagles a 14-7 halftime lead.

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