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App State stayed overnight in College Station after win against Texas A&M due to travel woes

The team began posting a series of tweets around 1 a.m. explaining that travel delays kept them in College Station, Texas.

BOONE, N.C. — The Appalachian State Football team was forced to stay in College Station, Texas overnight after their victory over No. 6 Texas A&M on Saturday.

The team began posting a series of tweets around 1 a.m. explaining that travel delays kept them in College Station, Texas. 

Fans heard the team again just before 6 a.m. on Sunday when their plane finally took off from College Station heading back to Charlotte. The team said they would be back at Kidd Brewer Stadium around 10 a.m. 

RELATED: App State uses 2 turnovers to stun No. 6 Texas A&M 17-14

And that promise was kept as the team arrived back in Boone just before 11 a.m. to cheering fans.

Appalachian State's shutout win comes a week after scoring six touchdowns and 40 points in the fourth quarter in a 63-61 opening loss to North Carolina.

“It means something to me to beat the No. 6-ranked program," coach Shawn Clark said. “It’s two different programs. We don’t recruit at the same level. We don’t have what they have, but we have a lot of heart and we have the right kind of players in our program."

Next week, Appalachian State takes on the Troy University Trojans in Boone.

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