Saturday in Boone started with the ESPN School Gameday crew on the town previous to Appalachian State internet hosting Troy College.
It ended with the Mountaineers gorgeous the Trojans on the sport’s closing play to drag out a 32-28 win.
Final week, Appalachian State shocked the school soccer world with a 17-14 win on the highway over Texas A&M, then the sixth-ranked crew within the nation. That led ESPN to ship their pregame present to Boone, North Carolina, residence of the Mountaineers.
The sport was a back-and-forth affair, with the guests taking a 28-24 lead with simply over ten minutes remaining on a brief landing run. Appalachian State drove practically the size of the sector on their ensuing possession, however confronted a 4th and objective on the Troy 2-yard line.
Quarterback Chase Brice’s move fell incomplete, permitting Troy to take over deep in their very own territory, with simply over a minute remaining.
Moments later, Troy elected to take an intentional security, moderately than danger a punt from deep in their very own territory:
That lower Troy’s result in 28-26, and the Trojans have been pressured to kick off to the Mountaineers, giving Brice and Appalachian State one closing probability.
They by some means, a way, pulled it out:
Brice’s prayer is answered, as Christian Horn settles beneath the tipped ball across the Troy six-yard line, and scampers into the tip zone for the landing as time expires.
The choice by Troy to take the intentional security — after which squip the following kickoff permitting Appalachian State to take over close to midfield — shall be debated for days to return. However on today, with School Gameday on the town, it appeared like magic was within the air for the Mountaineers.
And coming after an enormous upset of Texas A&M per week in the past? Maybe a magical season is in retailer down in Boone.