College Football: App State wants North Carolina
GREENVILLE, S.C. ó Appalachian State has played North Carolina in football only once ó in 1940.
Mountaineers coach Jerry Moore is trying to end the drought.
Moore acknowledged Wednesday that he’s tried to get the Tar Heels on their schedule. So far, North Carolina has balked.
Moore said he’s puzzled why the Tar Heels scheduled McNeese State for their season opener instead of the Mountaineers. He said a matchup with North Carolina would be a “great football game” and “good for the state.”
But playing the three-time defending Football Championship Subdivision champions would be risky for the Tar Heels. Appalachian State stunned then fifth-ranked Michigan last season.
Appalachian State lost to North Carolina State 23-10 in 2006.