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Appalachian St. rolls on and stays sky high

September 09, 2007|From the Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. -- While its fans found new ways to celebrate the monumental upset of Michigan a week earlier, Appalachian State showed no signs of a letdown.

Backup Trey Elder threw four touchdown passes and ran for another -- on the Mountaineers' first five possessions -- in a 48-7 win over overmatched Division II Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday in front of a record crowd still delirious about the school's recent fame.

A week after pulling off perhaps the biggest upset in college football history, Appalachian State fans jammed every corner of Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Swaths of fans wore T-shirts saying "We Brought Down The House 34-32." Other shirts read "Betcha know where Boone, N.C. is now!!!" and "Where's Ann Arbor?"

The lingering celebration didn't affect Appalachian State (2-0), whose speed overwhelmed the Bears (0-2), even as quarterback Armanti Edwards sat out because of a sore shoulder.

Elder, whom Edwards replaced early last season, picked apart Lenoir-Rhyne, throwing for 210 yards in the Mountaineers' 16th straight win.

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