I'm sure, providing you've been alive this weekend, you've heard about the defeat of Michigan Wolverines to the Appalachian State Mountaineers. But do you know anything about the university, its players or its football program? Probably not. Do not worry though, here is a quick synopsis.
Location: Boone, North Carolina Google Map
Football Team Info: The Mountaineers are back-to-back champions of the Division 1-AA for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. They are the first Div 1-AA (*Now the Football Championship Subdivision*) to beat a ranked Div 1-A (*Now the Football Bowl Subdivison*) team.
Check out their roster HERE!
With the outcome of them beating Michigan, hopefully some teams will stop trying to pad their opening games by scheduling 1-AA teams. With nothing against Appalachian State or their players, the college football divisions are seperate for a reason. Either put all of the colleges into one big division or keep them playing their own opponents in their respective divisions.