Camellia Bowl 2015: Ohio vs. Appalachian State Live Score and Highlights

Brian Marron@@brianmarron398Featured ColumnistDecember 19, 2015

Taylor Lamb looks to lead Appalachian State past Ohio for its first bowl win.
Taylor Lamb looks to lead Appalachian State past Ohio for its first bowl win.Associated Press

Game Over. Appalachian State 31, Ohio 29.

Appalachian State downed Ohio 31-29 Saturday in a roller coaster 2015 Camellia Bowl for its first bowl win in program history.

Marcus Cox paced the Mountaineers with 162 yards rushing and a touchdown, but it was the rampant turnovers that characterized this game.

Both teams were in the holiday spirit, gifting numerous turnovers and scores to the opponent throughout the game. 

Trailing 7-3 late in the first half, Ohio used a pick-six and a recovered fumbled off a botched snap to take a 17-7 lead in just over a minute of game time. 

Ohio linebacker Jovon Robinson then stripped the ball from hands of Ike Lewis and scored in the third quarter to give the Bobcats a seemingly commanding 24-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

However, penalties and two interceptions allowed Appalachian State to score three touchdowns in under three minutes, giving the Mountaineers a 28-24 advantage.

Cox then slipped in his own end zone late in the fourth, allowing Ohio to subsequently drive and kick a field goal with under two minutes remaining. Appalachian State quarterback Taylor Lamb then led his team down the field for the game-winning kick.

The win gave Appalachian State an 11-2 mark in its first FBS season, while Ohio dropped to 8-5. 

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