From crazy road trips to pillow-soft starts to the season to games that leave you wondering how they ever got scheduled in the first place, a look through the 2016 schedule is eye-opening.
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Tennessee shouldn't overlook App State
With 17 returning starters from last season, expectations are high on Rocky Top. But a season-opening loss to Appalachian State, winner of 11 games last season, would be devastating to Butch Jones' team. Top Week 1 matchups (Insider)
Highlights: Robert Blair
The 49ers grabbed the former Appalachian State defensive end early in Round 5. Check out some of Blair's best highlights.
WATCH: Appalachian State signing day coverage
Tune in for comprehensive coverage of the next class of Appalachian State stars that signed the dotted line to play for the Mountaineers. Live on ESPN3
Missouri's Andrew Baggett kicked six field goals, accounting for all the National team's offense in an 18-17 victory over the American in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday.
From the moment toe met leather, Zach Matics wasn't missing his game-winning field goal to give Appalachian State its first bowl victory. In the celebration, the kicker lost his lid. Best bowl pictures
Appalachian State wins on walkoff FG
Zach Matics atoned for two earlier misses by hitting a 23-yard FG as time expired to give Appalachian State a 31-29 win over Ohio at the Camellia Bowl. The Mountaineers had been down 24-7 entering the fourth quarter.
After missing two field goals earlier in the game, Zach Matics drilled a 23-yard kick as time expired to give Appalachian State a 31-29 win Saturday.
Zach Matics's 23-yard field goal on the final play lifted Appalachian State to a 31-29 victory over Ohio on Saturday night in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.
Ohio converts on 4th down, takes lead
Ohio has taken a 29-28 lead on Appalachian State after a short FG, right after Greg Windham dropped the ball but found Kawmae Sawyer for a 33-yard pass on fourth down to keep the drive alive.
Ohio draws closer with safety
Jovon Johnson, who earlier scored a defensive TD, tackled Marcus Cox in the end zone for safety, cutting Appalachian State's lead over Ohio to 28-26 late in the fourth quarter of the Camellia Bowl on ESPN.
Appalachian St. scores again, takes lead
The Mountaineers have scored 21 points in less than two minutes to open the fourth quarter to take a 28-24 lead on Ohio at the Camellia Bowl. Taylor Lamb hit Barrett Burns on an 8-yard TD to put Appalachian State ahead.
Appalachian St. scores twice in 42 seconds
Latrell Gibbs picked off a JD Sprague pass, then Marcus Cox followed shortly with a 26-yard TD run as Appalachian State now trails Ohio by just 3 early in the fourth quarter at the Camellia Bowl on ESPN.
Appalachian State gets back on board
Taylor Lamb hit Barrett Burns for a 17-yard for TD reception, as Appalachian State now trails Ohio 24-14 at the Camellia Bowl on ESPN.
Jovon Johnson rips ball away, scores TD
Ohio has extended its lead over Appalachian State at the Camellia Bowl to 24-7 after Jovon Johnson ripped the ball away from Ike Lewis and took it back the other way for the TD. (Live on ESPN)
Ohio adds another TD before halftime
Appalachian State fumbled the ball deep in their own territory just before halftime, allowing Ohio to tack on another TD on a 7-yard run from A.J. Ouellette to take a 17-7 lead at the Camellia Bowl.