Appalachian State, way to go!
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9/2/07 at 9:00am
Am I to assume that you stand on the M side of the Great Divide!?
As for Michigan, why the heck would even schedual a game with a d1aa school? What could come from that but only something bad. Even if they had won how could that have helped them in the rankings?
|As for Michigan, why the heck would even schedual a game with a d1aa school? What could come from that but only something bad. Even if they had won how could that have helped them in the rankings?|
|Playing a team from college football’s top division isn’t new for Appalachian State. In past years, the Mountaineers have faced Louisiana State and Florida, both winners of top-tier national championships.
Games such as these usually provide a loss on the record books and a boost to the athletic department budget of smaller schools that receive a financial guarantee. Cobb didn’t say how much Appalachian State received for going to Michigan -- the New York Times reported the school received $400,000 -- but said it wasn’t about the money.
“We want that one game a year to be a challenge for our coaches and our kids,” Cobb said. “We want to see how good we are compared to some of the big boys.”
Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore, in his 19th season, has built one of the most successful programs in the Football Championship Subdivision, the second tier formerly known as Division I-AA. In addition to the back-to-back national titles, the Mountaineers have won 15 straight games, the longest current winning streak in college football, and 27 consecutive games at home.
“We’re not a cupcake team,” Cobb said.