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Appalachian State beats Ohio with game-winning field goal to win their first ever bowl game ever

Give the Mountaineers all the camellias while they can still smell them!

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After a sluggish two quarters, Appalachian State came back to win their first ever bowl game in their first appearance in school history, defeating Ohio 31-29 after Zach Matics' 23-yard field goal went through the uprights with no time remaining.

The Mountaineers scored the game's first points as Taylor Lamb scored from 21-yards out to give App State a 7-0 lead. After Matics missed two field goals, Ohio finally took advantage of the Mountaineers miscues by scoring 17 unanswered points in a span of 1:11 to close the first half.

After an Ohio field goal, Qunetin Polling gave the Bobcats their first touchdown with a pick-six to make the score 10-3. The Bobcats would capitalize on another Mountaineer turnover by converting it to another touchdown as A.J. Ouellette would score from seven yards out to give Ohio a 17-3 lead at halftime.

Things would get worse for Appalachian State as Ohio would tack on another touchdown thanks to Jovon Johnson taking the ball right from Taylor Lane's hands for a touchdown.

The Mountaineers finally responded with a scoring run of their own with 21 unanswered points after Ohio threw two interceptions.

Ohio came back to take the lead once again by scoring five straight points but the Mountaineers would take the lead for good as Lamb's 32-yard run would help setup Zach Matics eventual game-winning field goal to win the Camellia Bowl.