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.


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