CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Gino Appleberry ran for two touchdowns, Chase Artopoeus threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jamoi Mayes and Clayton Crile added a pair of fourth-quarter field goals as Chattanooga rolled past East Tennessee State, 34-3, to earn its fifth Southern Conference victory in six games on Saturday.

The Mocs (6-2, 5-1) trail both Furman and Western Carolina (both 3-0, 5-1) in the conference standings, with two conference games remaining - at VMI next week and at home to face Furman Nov. 4.

Chattanooga limited ETSU to just 120 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers while controlling the ball for 12 minutes more than the Buccaneers.

Appleberry capped a 12-play, 75-yard opening drive with a 2-yard plunge and punched in from the 3 to give Chattanooga a 14-0 lead after one quarter. Artopoeus found Mayes with a 45-yard touchdown to start the second quarter and again from 26 yards to start the second half for a 28-3 lead. Crile connected on field goals from 37- and 38-yards out.

Artopoeus was 17 of 24 for 249 yards passing and had an interception. Appleberry had 20 carries for 71 yards and Reggie Davis added 68 yards on 15 carries. Mayes had five catches for 92 yards.

William Riddle completed just 8 of 25 for 46 yards passing for ETSU (2-5, 1-3). Bryson Irby had 18 carries for 82 yards, but the Buccaneers finished with just 74 net yards on the ground.


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