The Mountaineers took a 28-14 lead in the second quarter, but Lloyd was still more grumpy than really worried. It would look shaky to the poll voters, but the cream still had time to rise. Michigan finally grabbed the lead with 4 and a half minutes left in the game. Appalachian State threw an interception on its next play. 110,000 fans exhaled simultaneously. The Mountaineers had finally remembered who they were, minor leaguers, victory was secure, and the Wolverines could recover in the polls - there was a lot of season left. Turns out there was a lot of game left and the Mountaineers remembered exactly who they were, champions who were not willing to go away with a fat check for scheduling Goliath and a moral victory. Maybe it was the fact that they had real playoff experience, the kind where you get to the championship by winning games instead of polls. Maybe they were just pissed off about playing in a "subdivision". Instead of folding the Mountaineers blocked two Michigan field goals and kicked their own to pull off one of the biggest upsets in college football history.
Lloyd - winners are winners. Don't take a chance on a champ when you need a chump, find a IA program that's always "rebuilding" for your opener.