Thursday, August 25, 2011

Appalachian-Michigan: The rematch

Michigan gets another shot at Appalachian State when the Wolverines host the Mountaineers to open the 2014 season, it was announced today.

If you'll remember, Appalachian stunned fifth-ranked Michigan 34-32 in Ann Arbor in 2007, the first time an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision team had ever beaten a ranked Football Bowl Subdivision team.

The teams will play again Aug. 30, 2014 in Michigan Stadium.

"To have the University of Michigan invite us back is the ultimate compliment for us as a program and a university," said Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore in a statement.

In the 2007 game, Appalachian trailed the Wolverines 32-31 when kicker Julian Rauch made the winning field goal with 26 seconds left. The Mountaineers weren't certain of the victory, however, until Corey Lynch blocked a 37-yard field goal by the Michigan's Jason Gingell with five seconds left. -- David Scott


Anonymous said...

Or watch UNCConcord lose to Gardner-Webb!

49RFBN said...

Anon 7:57

Haters gotta hate, huh?

Enjoy that intense beatdown in Ann Arbor in 2014.