Terry Bowden understands that upsets are real in college football, and has been around long enough to see that a team like Louisiana-Monroe can topple Alabama.

That’s his approach this week at Alabama, and he explained during his Tuesday press conference.

Bowden referenced the 2007 upset of Alabama by ULM, but admitted that the current players were too young to remember details. Last week, though, is a different story.

“We have to look at last week and see that anything is possible,” Bowden said. “We’re not favored to be in this football game, but I don’t think Appalachian State was favored to be in the game against Texas A&M, ranked No. 6. I don’t think Marshall was expected to be in the game against Notre Dame in Notre Dame and I doubt Georgia Southern who has a new coach coming off a bad year was expected to beat Nebraska in Lincoln and yet they did. You have to go in with the mindset that play our best game to the best we can do and let things happen as they happen. Main thing is our guys going in and believing I’m going to play my best and if our best is enough to pull an upset, that’ll be fine.”