CFB's First Upset Of The Year Almost Happened...
College football's first major upset almost happened Thursday night and now 10th ranked Tennessee is breathing a huge sigh of relief.
The Volunteers escaped with a 20-13 overtime win over Appalachian State in the season opener for both teams in Knoxville. The near-upset came nine years to the day Appalachian State shocked then fifth-ranked Michigan, 34-32, in Ann Arbor.
Tennessee closed as a 22-point favorite over the Mountaineers.