November 30, 2012
Game Preview: Illinois State
It is finally here. Playoff football has arrived and Appalachian State returns to the field for the first time in what seems like months. Talk over the last week has been substantial about the obstacles the Mountaineers face after such a long time away from the football field. But the challenges do not stop there for Jerry Moore's team.
In fact, the Mountaineers' return to the field is just a small part of what stares them in the eyes on Saturday. Illinois State (8-3) brings a very talented football team to the High Country and will be amped to pull off the upset and end Appalachian's season in the opening round for the second year in a row.
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