The Mountaineers Do It Again
15 years ago, the Appalachian State football team made college football history by defeating the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines. Today, the Mountaineers did it again by beating the No. 6 Texas A&M, 17-14.
The Mountaineers suffered a heartbreaking loss last week to the North Carolina Tarheels, after coming up short on a two-point conversion, but that did not seem to affect the team's performance today as Appalachian State are spoilers to a national championship contender.
"We came into College Station and beat the number six team in the nation, how cool is that? I love this program. This means everything to me," said Appalachian State head coach Shawn Clarks.
Texas A&M was 18.5-point favorites going into the game but something was off from the start. The offense never got going with only 97 passing yards by quarterback Haynes King and 89 total rushing yards. The Aggies finished with 186 yards compared to Appalachian State's 382.
The stars of the game for the Mountaineers were quarterback Chase Brice and running back Camerun Peoples. Brice went 15-of-30 with 134 passing yards and one touchdown. Peoples put up 112 yards on the Aggies defense.
Texas A&M has a rough road ahead, as the team still has to play No.15 Miami, No.16 Arkansas, No.1 Alabama on the road, No.22 Ole Miss, No.12 Florida, and Auburn on the road.
As for Appalachian State, this is the statement win of the year as they are now can fully focus on winning the Sun Belt Conference for the first time since 2019.