Matt Mumme is the new coach at LaGrange, replacing Todd Mooney, who resigned after seven-plus seasons.
John Russ threw for 180 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 132 and another score to lead Mercer to a 38-31 victory over host Campbell on Saturday.
Mercer (7-1, 4-1 Pioneer Football League) held on after building a 28-point lead for its first road win.
“This was an unbelievable win for our program,” coach Bobby Lamb said on the school’s website. “When you go on the road, you have to just keep fighting for 60 minutes, and we did that. We jumped on them early with some big plays and our defense held on in the fourth quarter.”
JeTarii Donald added 128 yards rushing after leading rusher Payton Usher (Northgate) left with an injury.
Russ (Mill Creek) threw a 23-yard scoring pass to Robert Brown to give the Bears a 38-10 lead with 14:37 left in the game.
Campbell (1-7, 0-5) had 544 yards of offense.
Appalachian State 38, Georgia Southern 14
Kameron Bryant threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns, and ran
Reinhardt’s L.J. Stegall has 14 touchdowns, which leads the Mid-South Conference and is tied for fourth in the country. The redshirt freshman also leads the conference with 156.3 all-purpose yards a game, which helps explain how he has eight TDs rushing, four through the air and two on kickoff returns.