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Appalachian State junior quarterback Zac Thomas (12) runs the ball Saturday against the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Conference play starts for Appalachian State on Saturday, and it will come with a big audience.

The home game against Coastal Carolina is a sellout, with all watching the Mountaineers’ start their Sun Belt defense. It’ll be the second sellout crowd they’ll play in front of in as many weeks.

App State and Coastal Carolina each have a Power-Five win — Appalachian beating North Carolina, 34-31, last week, and CCU winning 12-7 against Kansas on Sept. 7.

Here are five things to know about the game:

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