The underdog is catching up. There's never been a better time to root for the little guy, and at the rate things are going, the word underdog may soon become obsolete.
The small schools down the road from the big dogs haven’t quite caught up to their BCS counterparts yet, but the talent gap has never been closer.
The recent rash of upsets or near upsets began three years ago when Appalachian State stunned the then No. 4-ranked Michigan Wolverines. It was a game that shocked the nation, but little did we know, that would only be the beginning.
Let’s fast forward to 2010. This past weekend Jacksonville State, a Football Championship Subdivision team from the Ohio Valley Conference, trailed 31-10 at halftime but outscored Ole Miss 21-3 in the fourth quarter to force overtime.
On the final crazy play of a crazy game, Jacksonville State running back Calvin Middleton found himself in the middle of a mass of bodies as quarterback Coty Blanchard lofted a shovel pass for a 2-point conversion toward the end zone.