Appalachian State upsets Michigan 34-32
Appalachian State stunned
Michigan Wolverines with a 34-32 victory on Saturday, huge
payout for the lucky bettors.
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
Published on 09/01/2007