MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Cameron Peoples made himself at home in Brooks Stadium on Monday.
The sophomore ran for 317 yards and five rushing touchdowns as Appalachian State defeated North Texas, 56-28, in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl.
Peoples’ rushing total set a new NCAA Bowl record and he became the seventh player in NCAA history to rush for five TDs in a bowl game.
The Mountaineers (9-3) had 500 rushing yards as a team on the way to winning their sixth bowl game in as many appearances.
The App State defense came up big as well. Four players recorded double-digit tackles, led by senior Kaiden Smith, who had a team-high 13.
North Texas fell to 4-6 on the year.