The late-start upstart got lost in college football’s Saturday night fever and didn’t pack the repercussion wallop of Stanford over USC or Appalachian State over Michigan.
Texas State’s 30-13 win at Houston, however, deserves its place in you-have-got-to-be-kidding-us history.
According to Pregame.com out of Las Vegas, Texas State became the only underdog of 34 points or more to win a game by double digits. Houston, which finished 13-1 last year capped by a bowl victory over Penn State, was favored by 34.5 points in its home opener.
Texas State, led by former Texas Christian, New Mexico, Texas A&M and Alabama Coach Dennis Franchione, was playing its first official game at the Football Bowl Championship (formerly Division I) level.
"It was a great start tonight but we've still got a long way to go," Franchione said afterward.
Houston led the nation in scoring last year but, granted, has moved on without graduated quarterback Case Keenumand Coach Kevin Sumlin, who left for Texas A&M.