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Appalachian State’s stunning 34-32 upset of the Michigan Wolverines in the 2007 season opener in Ann Arbor, Mich., still serves as Exhibit A of what can happen when a Football Bowl Subdivision school overlooks an opponent from the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as Division 1-AA).
It certainly resonated for Boston College football coach Steve Addazio as he prepared his Eagles to open the 2013 season by hosting Villanova, a veteran-laden FCS squad picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association. Suffice it to say, BC, coming off last year’s dismal 2-10 campaign, was not in any position to be overlooking anyone, let alone the Wildcats Saturday at Alumni Stadium.