BOONE—Daetrich Harrington rushed for career highs of 211 yards and four touchdowns and depleted Appalachian State beat Campbell 52-21 on Saturday.
On Friday, Appalachian State (2-1) announced that three players had been confirmed with COVID-19 and, as a result, 18 other players were quarantining after contract tracing.
Campbell (0-3), one of 17 FCS schools playing fall games, grabbed the lead for most of the first half before Harrington’s second touchdown, a 2-yard run with 24 seconds left before the break, gave the Mountaineers a 17-13 lead. Those points came on the third of eight straight scoring drives.
Harrington, a junior, already had 107 yards rushing by halftime with two scores. His four TDs were the most for the Mountaineers since Armanti Edwards had four against Furman in 2009.
Nate Noel finished with 131 yards and a touchdown in his collegiate debut. The Mountaineers rushed for 404 of their 535 yards offense.
Campbell quarterback Hajj-Malik Williams scored two rushing touchdowns in the first half. The Camels’ final points came late on a Wiley Hartley-to-Austin Hite 87-yard pass play.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, attendance at Kidd Brewer Stadium for the nonconference game was limited to 350 family members of players.
The Camels have one game remaining on their four-game fall schedule. The Big South Conference gave members the option of playing four nonconference fall games with the intent of playing a league schedule in the spring.
The Mountaineers (2-1, 0-0) return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 7, with an ESPN home game and Sun Belt Conference showdown against Louisiana-Lafayette (3-0, 2-0). The Ragin’ Cajuns clipped Georgia Southern 20-18 on Saturday on a last-second field goal.
as Nate Snyder hit a 53-yard field goal on the game’s final play.
Kidd Brewer Stadium will be filled to 7% of its capacity for the Oct. 7 game, as per the state’s COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings.
Louisiana entered the game ranked 19th in the AP Top 25 Poll but fell out of the latest ranking on Monday as Big Ten teams reentered the poll. App State was 23rd in the AP prior to a 17-7 loss at Marshall on Sept. 19. The Mountaineers did not receive any votes in the latest AP poll.