Appalachian State University’s football program is enjoying some time in the national spotlight.
It began with a win over Top Ten Texas A&M University September 10 — a victory so stunning that ESPN brought its traveling College GameDay show to Boone for Saturday’s game against Troy.
The Mountaineers didn’t disappoint, winning on the final play with a 53-yard Hail Mary pass.
Adam Witten, who called the game for Learfield, says the Texas A&M win and the visit from College GameDay created momentum for Saturday’s home game.
“Then you add on to the fact that you’ve finished the game in a miraculous way, it’s one of the most unbelievable stretches of seven days that we’ve ever experienced on that campus,” he says.
Witten says this season is a reminder that winning against powerhouse Michigan in 2007 wasn’t just a fluke.