The season starts out with Appalachain State. Leading up to the game, ESPN decides to add 6 hours of college gameday to talk about The Horror. After Big and Rich get done singing, cameras zoom in to the set with Corso, Fowler, Desmond, and Herbstreit all holding beers.. After a few minutes of Chris Fowler talking, Herby abruptly takes his shirt off, swirls it in the air, and flips off the camera. Following the episode, ESPN announced that it has fired Kirk Herbstreit and is hiring Denard to replace him. Kickoff brings more good fortune as Jabrill Peppers returns the opening kickoff hurdling all 11 ASU players enroute to the endzone. Following that touchdown, App State fumbles the next 5 kickoffs for TDs which makes the score 42-0. Gardner then throws a couple 80 yard passing TDs and has a couple of 80 yard rushing TDs to make the score 91-0 at halftime. The Mountaineers decide to forfeit the game at halftime citing player safety. Following the game, Ohio State is found to be sponsoring the underground drug cartels in Colombia and the school is shut down by the federal government.