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North Carolina's season looked sunk after a four-game losing streak marred by penalties, bad defense and inconsistent offense. One clutch drive might have allowed the Tar Heels to change course and restore some confidence.

The Appalachian State University football team put together a dominating performance and picked up its first-ever Sun Belt Conference victory with a 53-14 rout over five-time Sun Belt champion Troy on Saturday afternoon at

The No. 5 Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team (7-0, 4-0) remained unbeaten on Saturday following a 23-10 win at Newberry (2-5, 1-4) in a South Atlantic Conference game at Setzler Field.

Junior Erica Allen tallied her fourth goal of the season, matching the team-high, but the Lees-McRae women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision at Belmont Abbey in a Conference Carolinas game Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field in Belmont, N.C.

The Lees-McRae men's soccer team used a 10-minute spurt to score a season-high four goals on Saturday in a 4-2 win against Belmont Abbey in a Conference Carolinas game at Alumni Field in Belmont, N.C.