Matthews: ‘The biggest win in my professional career’

Mickey Matthews spent close to 10 minutes in his hour-long meeting with reporters at JMU Football Media Day in August complaining about the second game on his 2010 schedule, Virginia Tech, before a reporter interjected with a probably obvious question: Are you saying you don’t think you can win the game?

Fast forward from there to late Saturday afternoon in Blacksburg. Matthews’ Dukes had just pulled off the biggest upset in I-AA football history, a 21-16 win at Virginia Tech that nobody outside the coaching staff at James Madison and the 53 kids who made the trip to Southwest had seen as even being possible.

And that’s all that Matthews would concede afterward – that it was something that he’d seen as being possible.

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