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The highest-graded players from the Sun Belt Championship

Sep 1, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Appalachian State Mountaineers quarterback Zac Thomas (12) looks to throw a pass during the first quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Appalachian State 45-38 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

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[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5 overall

Josh Thomas, Appalachian State S – 84.1 overall grade
Collin Reed, Appalachian State TE – 78.0 overall grade
LaDarrius Kidd, Louisiana DI – 76.7 overall grade
Myquon Stout, Appalachian State DI – 74.0 overall grade
Anthony Flory, Appalachian State LB – 73.8 overall grade

Appalachian State offense

Collin Reed, TE – 78.0 overall grade
Darrynton Evans, RB – 67.9 overall grade
Zac Thomas, QB – 67.0 overall grade
Chandler Greer, OT – 62.9 overall grade
Marcus Williams Jr., RB – 61.1 overall grade

Appalachian State defense

Josh Thomas, S – 84.1 overall grade
Myquon Stout, DI – 74.0 overall grade
Anthony Flory, LB – 73.8 overall grade
Chris Willis, Edge – 71.6 overall grade
Tae Hayes, CB – 68.7 overall grade

Louisiana offense

Robert Hunt, OT – 73.4 overall grade
Ja'Marcus Bradley, WR – 69.3 overall grade
Kevin Dotson, OG – 66.9 overall grade
Trey Ragas, RB – 65.3 overall grade
Matt Barnes, TE – 62.2 overall grade

Louisiana defense

LaDarrius Kidd, DI – 76.7 overall grade
Bennie Higgins Edge – 71.6 overall grade
Kendall Johnson, CB – 70.7 overall grade
Justin Middleton, LB – 69.9 overall grade
Garrald McDowell, DI – 69.8 overall grade

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