18 in the final AP Poll. 5 Michigan 34-32 in one of the biggest college football … [6], The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is split into three divisions: Division I, Division II, and Division III. The college football world received its wake-up call when the Appalachian State Mountaineers rolled into The Big House to face the fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines on September 1, 2007. The first time Josh Thomas heard about Appalachian State football came when the school defeated Michigan in one of the great upsets in college football history. [1][2][14][17] Las Vegas sports books did not offer a betting line because they believed that it would be a mismatch. [45][46] Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! "[61] The Ohio State locker room erupted into a "roar" after the players learned of Michigan's loss. Clemson vs. Appalachian State | 2015 ACC Football Highlights. Silverman attributed this to the fact that Comcast and Charter, two of the major cable television providers in the state of Michigan, did not carry the Big Ten Network. [8] The two subdivisions were created in 1978, and no other Division I sports are split in such a manner. 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A rematch in 2014 at Michigan Stadium was won decisively by the Wolverines, 52–14. Michigan began their next drive at their 20-yard line, and drove down to the Appalachian State 40-yard line in four plays. Appalachian State started their drive with 3:09 left in the quarter at their own 35-yard line, completing nine plays and driving to the Michigan 36 yard-line before the end of the quarter. [46] The year also saw North Dakota State record a 24–21 victory over Kansas State, the defending Big 12 champions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers finished the 2007 season with a 13–2 record and won a third consecutive FCS title. Hart then ran the ball in for a touchdown, and the ensuing extra point made the score 7–0. They became the first team to win three consecutive FCS titles, and the first Division I football team to win three consecutive titles since Army, who had won three straight titles from 1944 to 1946. [16][17] Appalachian State had won six of these games, all of them against Wake Forest. Banks also recorded the only sack for the Mountaineers and recovered a fumble. It began with a strong first half for Appalachian State, who held a 28–17 lead at the end of the half. [37] The Wolverines dropped out of the top 25 entirely on the AP Poll the following week, the first time a team had missed the top 25 in the AP Poll the week after they were in the top 10. [34] At the end of the season, the Mountaineers became the first FCS team to receive votes in the final AP Poll. The three also desired to finish their college careers on a high note. Remember Appalachian State's historic upset of Michigan back in 2007? "[12], FBS teams are allowed to schedule FCS teams, and one win against an FCS team can be counted towards their bowl-eligible status provided the FCS team meets certain scholarship requirements. App State pulls off a huge upset over Michigan in the final seconds of the season opener against Michigan. Scoreboard. The 2014 rematch was the Mountaineers' first game as an FBS school. It'll be a one-shot, once-in-a-lifetime deal to go up there and play. Michigan returned the next kickoff to their 32-yard line, with 2:15 left on the clock. Greg Matthews led the Wolverines in receiving, accounting for 68 yards and one touchdown on seven catches. Appalachian State held the edge in time of possession, holding the ball for 31 minutes and 12 seconds; Michigan held the ball for 28 minutes and 48 seconds. Appalachian State easily defeated Richmond (55–35) in the semifinals and Delaware (49–21) in the championship game,[31] winning their third consecutive FCS National Championship. [42] The Wolverines received an invitation to the Capital One Bowl, where they defeated Florida 41–35 to finish their season 9–4. 5 in both major Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) polls and media outlets considered them to be preseason favorites to win the Big Tenconference championship as well as possi… The following Mountaineer drive featured nine running plays in a row, the last a six-yard run by Edwards for a touchdown. [18] The team had won the previous two FCS national championships and were favorites to win a third consecutive title according to media outlets. It was held at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on September 1, 2007, and was the first game of the season for both teams. Brandent Englemon and Morgan Trent each intercepted a pass, while Tim Jamison, Terrance Taylor, and Will Johnson received full or partial credit for sacks. Crable also forced a fumble and recorded 1.5 sacks. 5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing like what you will usually see in college football Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2008 What the general description fails to say is that App State's quarterback runs for nearly 200 yards in the first half alone. [14], Michigan was expected to handily defeat Appalachian State, who entered the game as considerable underdogs. [1], Appalachian State recorded 227 yards through the air, while Michigan finished with 233 yards. Michigan finished their season 9–4, winning the Capital One Bowl, and ranked No. [38] Jerry Palm called this game "about the worst loss a Top 5 team has had. It was also the story of the modern spread offense. 9//21/15 Football Media Teleconference: Appalachian State Head Coach Scott Satterfield. But it did. [22] Michigan aimed to open the game in a three-receiver formation, which has the potential to spread the opposing defense out; Michigan coach Lloyd Carr noted that "when you have some of the skill that we have at the wide receiver positions and can spread a defense out, that's [a] positive." [19] Two of the major offensive weapons for the team were Edwards, who had scored 15 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns in 2006, and running back Kevin Richardson, who had scored an FCS-record 30 rushing touchdowns in 2006. "[2], Sports Illustrated writer Stewart Mandel wrote that he felt "utterly unqualified" to put the game into perspective, and said "there's no logical reason whatsoever this should have happened. So confident were Las Vegas sportsbooks in Michigan's chances that no betting line was issued for the game. Events. [4] Thom Brennaman provided play-by-play commentary, Charles Davis performed as the color analyst, and Charissa Thompson reported from the sidelines. [26], Appalachian State continued their drive but were forced to punt after being stopped on 3rd down. For Michigan, Shawn Crable led the team with 10 tackles. 1:37. Michigan ran five plays before attempting a 43-yard field goal. Dec 30 @ ETSU, Appalachian State (5-6) Loss vs. East Tennessee State, 69-72 12. Report. [24] Wolverines linebacker Chris Graham, a senior, expected the defense to be defined by speed, noting that each position on the defense was "loaded in speed". Full Schedule ... APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 10:57, APPSTATE ball on APPSTATE13. Mark Schlabach of ESPN.com stated that "[the trio], along with receivers Mario Manningham and Adrian Arrington, gives Michigan what could potentially be one of the most explosive offenses in college football". The 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season was eagerly anticipated for the 2007 Wolverines with returning seniors Long, Mike Hart and Chad Henne in key roles, but the season quickly began to fall apart when the team lost to the two-time defending FCS champion Appalachian State Mountaineers in … [63] Appalachian State was paid $850,000 to play this game. [2] According to Appalachian State athletic director Charlie Cobb, both schools had gaps in their schedule as late as February 2007; the friendship between Mountaineers coach Jerry Moore and Wolverines coach Lloyd Carr played a key role in completing the deal. [5] The game marked Thompson's debut as a sideline analyst on any network, while Brennaman and Davis were more experienced, having covered high-profile college football games such as the 2007 Fiesta Bowl and the 2007 BCS National Championship Game for Fox Sports. Overall attendance was recorded as 109,218. Browse more videos. Mike Hart, who missed almost two quarters due to a thigh injury, led Michigan in rushing, recording 188 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries. The extra point was successful, increasing the Mountaineer lead and making the score 28–14. The group eventually advanced to Kidd Brewer Stadium, Appalachian State's home field, and tore down one of the goalposts. The official 2007 Football schedule for the Appalachian State University Mountaineers When the team returned to their stadium in buses at 11:00 p.m., they were greeted by a crowd of thousands of students and fans. The Ann Arbor News reported that the Michigan fans who attended the game were "shell-shocked. [32] However, the Mountaineers won all of their remaining regular season games to finish 9–2, and their 5–2 Southern Conference record was good enough to earn a share of the SoCon conference title with Wofford, but Wofford claimed the conference's automatic bid. 2 months ago. The extra point was converted, tying the score at 7–7. [58] The celebration in Boone was not limited to Appalachian State's campus; the Boone Mall was "flooded" with cars, and a sports apparel shop carrying ASU gear, Sports Fanatic, reported that sales were seven times higher than normal. The extra point gave Michigan a 14–7 lead. Especially in the locker rooms of every huge underdog, where they'll say, 'If Appalachian State can beat Michigan, why can't we shock the world, too?.'" On the final play, a fourth and five, Henne's pass fell incomplete, turning the ball over to Appalachian State, who were again quickly forced to punt. He was fine with this, saying "as good as today was for Appalachian State, they can take it up there and put it down. The 2007 Appalachian State Mountaineers football team represented Appalachian State University in the college football season of 2007–2008. ( ); : 9/2/2007 Associated Press The following two drives resulted in three-and-outs for both teams, but after a Mountaineer punt went out of bounds at the Michigan 48-yard line, the Wolverines mounted a ten-play, 52-yard drive culminating in a ten-yard touchdown pass from Henne to Greg Matthews. After the Mountaineers opened with a run for no gain and a six-yard completion, Armanti Edwards completed a 68-yard touchdown pass to Dexter Jackson. The Mountaineers' kicker was senior Julian Rauch, who made 10 out of 14 field goal attempts during the 2006 season. "[44] Many media outlets described it as one of, if not the greatest, upsets in the history of college football. 5 Michigan 32. "[47] Pat Forde of ESPN.com called it "the most astonishing college football result I can remember," saying that "we'll still be talking about it a few decades from now. [50], The Detroit Free Press reported that the loudest cheers during Michigan State's home victory against UAB came when the scoreboard displayed the final score of the Appalachian State vs. Michigan game; to conclude his postgame press conference, Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi stated: "And Michigan lost, too. 18 in the final AP Poll.[43]. The Associated Press reported that, following the end of Ohio State's 38–6 home victory against Youngstown State, Ohio Stadium aired the final minutes of the Appalachian State-Michigan game on the stadium's big screen; although most of the fans had already left, the outcome "elicited a large roar" from the remaining attendees. [20], Michigan entered the game as the No. Appalachian State's campus bookstore received a large number of phone calls from people wanting to buy gear, many of them from Ohio, but were unable to sell them in large quantities due to a state law prohibiting university bookstores from selling items to people who are not students, faculty, or alumni. The defensive unit for the Mountaineers was helmed by Corey Lynch, a safety;[18] the Mountaineer defense ranked 11th in rush defense and 35th in pass defense during the 2006 season, but the team lost five of its six best tacklers from that season, as well as defensive lineman Marques Murrell, who led the FCS in sacks during the 2006 season. 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Appalachian State received the kickoff at their own 26-yard line with 19 seconds left in the third quarter, and the quarter ended following a six-yard completion by Edwards to Batichon. A statistical recap of the 2007 Appalachian State-Michigan football game. This was more than just a legendary upset and an omen of 2007's mayhem. http://www.ourhonordefend.comIt's been done before on the internet, but only once. Sports wrote that: "This game was supposed to be the prime example of what had gone wrong in money hungry college football. [54], Since Appalachian State's victory, three other FCS teams have defeated ranked FBS teams. It's an unbelievable environment. [8] FBS member teams are allowed to have up to 85 scholarship players, while FCS member teams are allowed to award 63 scholarships. "[39] In their next game, Michigan lost to Oregon 39–7, the largest margin of defeat for Michigan since 1968. [1], Michigan quarterback Chad Henne completed 19 of 37 passes for 233 yards, with an average of 6.3 yards per throw; he threw one touchdown and one interception. Media outlets projected the team as favorites to win the Big Ten conference, and as contenders for a national championship. [1], Pierre Banks led the Mountaineers in tackles, recording 12 tackles overall. Appalachian State's first year of FBS play would come in 2014 as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. The team was coached by Jerry Moore and the Mountaineers played their home games at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, North Carolina. Jan 3 @ College of Charleston, Appalachian State (6-6) Win vs. College of Charleston, 70-66 Thom Brennaman immediately hailed the game as one of the greatest upsets in the history of sports; in their postgame interview, Charissa Thompson told coach Jerry Moore that it was "one of the greatest upsets in college football history. Appalachian State became the first FCS team to defeat a ranked FBS team, and as a result of the game Michigan dropped out of the top 25 of the AP Poll entirely, marking the first time a team had fallen from the top five to out of the poll entirely as the result of a single game. Several students jumped nude into the duck pond behind ASU's dining hall, a campus tradition for celebrating big football victories. Michigan was forced into a three-and-out and had to punt the ball, with Appalachian State starting their next drive at the Michigan 37. The 2007 Appalachian State-Michigan game was a college football game held on September 1 at Michigan Stadium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.It pitted the #5 ranked Michigan Wolverines against the two-time defending champions of the Division I FCS, the Appalachian State Mountaineers.In what was hailed as one of the biggest upsets in the … Michigan had never played a I-AA opponent in its history. 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