Friday, March 28, 2014

Game Throwback: 2007 vs. Appalachian State

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If 2007 is too long ago to remember vividly, let's recap.

Appalachian State just shocked Michigan (yes, that Michigan) and put FCS football on the map.  A mere two weeks later, the Mountaineers made their way into Gibbs Stadium riding a 17-game winning streak (leading D-1) and all the pride in the world.  Little Wofford, one of D-1's smallest schools, actually was 2-1, but they didn't have the pleasure of winning their FBS game, a 38-17 defeat at the hands of the NC State Wolfpack.  In front of a record crowd (11,042 - if you've ever seen Gibbs, that's pretty amazing), the Terriers defeated the #1 Mountaineers 42-31.

Some Afterthoughts:

  • Wofford was actually featured in Sports Illustrated's "Who's Hot Who's Not" section on October 1, 2007.
  • Yes, Appalachian State did win the FCS title that year, but the Terriers had some postseason success as well: defeating #3 and undefeated Montana 23-22 at Montana in the first round of the playoffs, before falling to Richmond.

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