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College Football: Appalachian State upsets Michigan 34-32

Appalachian State stunned Michigan Wolverines with a 34-32 victory on Saturday, huge payout for the lucky bettors.

College Football: Appalachian State upsets Michigan 34-32 By far the biggest upset in the beginning of college football was the victory of Appalachian State against the clear favorite Michigan Wolverines. A tune-up for Michigan turned a disaster in the last minutes of the football game. Michigan attempted to hold on to the 1-point lead they had 4 minutes before the game, when Mike Hart did a 54-yard run to give 31-32 lead for Michigan, the first in the game.

 But Appalachian State's Julian Rauch did a 24-yard field goal with 26 seconds left and put an end to all hopes for Michigan to save face. "I've been dreaming about that kick every day," Rauch said.

 Appalachian State are a former two-time defending champions from I-AA and entered the Saturday football game against Michigan a clear underdog. Despite their success in the former Division I-AA, no one expected that Appalachian State would give grief to No. 5 Michigan. What makes it even worse, no Division I-AA team had beaten a team ranked in The Associated Press poll from 1989-2006, and it's unlikely that it happened after Division-I subdivisions were created in 1978.

 Appalachian State won the Division I-AA National Football Championship over the University of Northern Iowa 21-16 on December 2005, and in December of 2006 Appalachian State defeated the University of Massachusetts 28-17 to claim the Division I FCS National Championship, their second consecutive NCAA national title.

 "We were not a well-prepared football team. That is my job, and I take full responsibility," said Michigan coach Lloyd Carr after the game.

 More college football games tonight, bet online at Bodog Sports.

Published on 09/01/2007

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