Michigan chose to go for two, but the conversion attempt failed. Scoreboard. On this date: Appalachian State upsets Michigan (3:05) On Sept. 1, 2007, Appalachian State stormed into the Big House and stunned No. Jan 3 @ College of Charleston, Appalachian State (6-6) Win vs. College of Charleston, 70-66 It's been a history-making period for Coastal … The Wolverines opted to go for it on fourth down but failed to convert, turning the ball over to Appalachian State. James Madison University Athletics Scoreboard View Schedule. Michigan got the ball at their own 24-yard line and mounted a nine-play, 43-yard drive to the Appalachian State 33-yard line. Michigan returned the next kickoff to their 32-yard line, with 2:15 left on the clock. "[60] ESPN.com reported that in the hours after the game, "at least one street vendor was doing brisk business selling freshly minted Mountaineers T-shirts near the Ohio State campus", while stores near the campus were "swamped with requests for gear bearing the Mountaineers' gold and black colors and logo", primarily from Ohio State fans who were rejoicing over their rival's defeat. However, per NCAA rules, the Mountaineers would not be eligible for the FBS post-season until 2015. [45] In 2013, Eastern Washington beat 25th-ranked Oregon State, 49–46. Dexter Jackson led the team in receiving, catching three passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns; he also had one carry for 19 yards. Remember Appalachian State's historic upset of Michigan back in 2007? The Wolverines recorded 23 first downs, four more than the Mountaineers, while Appalachian State turned the ball over three times, one more than Michigan. Brandent Englemon and Morgan Trent each intercepted a pass, while Tim Jamison, Terrance Taylor, and Will Johnson received full or partial credit for sacks. Palm: 'I wouldn't vote for them, "Ducks roll as Wolverines suffer worst loss since '68", "2007 Michigan Wolverines Schedule and Results", "Startling start to Michigan's season ends with Carr's retirement", "2007 NCAA Football Rankings – Postseason", "James Madison savors upset of neighbor Va. Tech", "No. The extra point gave Michigan a 14–7 lead. That was 2007. [27] The Mountaineers received 19 points in the week 3 edition of the AP Poll[28] and 5 points in the week 4 edition of the AP Poll. 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. [18] This weakness is what the Mountaineers hoped to capitalize on: they spent most of the week leading up to the game studying game film, and felt that the Michigan defense had a tendency to leave the middle of the field defenseless. "[61] Ohio State coach Jim Tressel gave a similar reaction, saying that "I'm never glad when a conference opponent loses outside of your game with them... You're always rooting for your brethren in the Big Ten. "[59] Appalachian State's win also proved popular among fans of Michigan's rivals. [26] Michigan regained control of the ball on the ensuing kickoff, and a 46-yard pass from Henne to Mario Manningham gave the Wolverines a 37-yard field goal attempt with six seconds left on the clock. "[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. 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. [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. [57], In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the reaction was far different. Now we know why, the Wolverines were ducking them. [29] The team also extended their winning streak to 17 games before losing to Wofford in week 5. [1][2][19] The win marked the first time an FCS team had beaten a ranked FBS program. Appalachian State's CoCo Hillary took the kickoff to the 26-yard line of the Mountaineers. [13] FCS teams are often paid upwards of USD $500,000 for participating in games against FBS teams. [34] At the end of the season, the Mountaineers became the first FCS team to receive votes in the final AP Poll. 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 … After the ensuing kickoff, Michigan ran four plays before Minor fumbled the ball on the fifth. 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. In 2010, James Madison defeated 13th-ranked Virginia Tech 21–16. The official box score of Football vs Appalachian State on 11/24/2007. [26], Following the start of the second quarter, Appalachian State ran another six plays, ending the drive with a nine-yard touchdown pass by Edwards to Hans Batichon. In the aftermath of the game, the Associated Press amended its polling policy to make FCS teams eligible for the AP Poll, which had previously been limited to FBS teams. Michigan finished with significantly more rushing yards, recording 246 rushing yards as opposed to the 160 rushing yards gained by Appalachian State. Edwards accounted for all four Mountaineer touchdowns. [1], Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards completed 17 of 23 passes for 227 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions while averaging 9.9 yards per throw. They had also won their last 14 games, the longest in either Division I subdivision at the time. State upsets No. [53] In 2019, Sports Illustrated ranked the game as the greatest upset in college football history. 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. [56], Just minutes after the game ended, Appalachian State students began celebrating on the two main streets in Boone, North Carolina: King Street and Rivers Street. And it wasn't the slightest bit fluky." [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. [40] Following the loss to Oregon, Michigan won their next eight games, leading the team to rank as high as No. 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. 1 team in the preseason FCS poll from The Sports Network, receiving 67 out of 70 first-place votes. 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… This kick gave Appalachian State a 34-32 lead. At the same time, Michigan was anticipated to run only a limited selection of plays from this set, to limit the ability of their upcoming opponents to develop an effective game plan against them. The Wolverines entered the game ranked No. So confident were Las Vegas sportsbooks in Michigan's chances that no betting line was issued for the 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. The Wolverines entered the game ranked No. The first game of App State's inaugural FBS season was a rematch of the 2007 Appalachian State vs. Michigan football game. It was held at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on September 1, 2007, and was the first game of the season for both teams. 5 Michigan 32. [1], Pierre Banks led the Mountaineers in tackles, recording 12 tackles overall. They also had games against Wake Forest in every season from 1979 to 1996, as well as in 1998, 2000, and 2001. The 2007 Appalachian State vs. Michigan football game was a regular season college football game between the Appalachian State Mountaineers and Michigan Wolverines. 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 … He felt the upset was particularly impressive because upsets of such a magnitude do not happen often in college football. http://www.ourhonordefend.comIt's been done before on the internet, but only once. Mountaineers make history with victory", "APPALLING! [23], The game was the first ever to be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. Love returned the ball 26-yards, and Appalachian State began the drive at their own 41-yard line, but were forced to punt after going three-and-out. However, Appalachian State failed to get a first down on the ensuing drive, and Rauch missed a 46-yard field goal attempt. [7] Division I football is split into two subdivisions: the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). 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?.'" We're grateful for the opportunity to have a new generation of players experience a gameday at the Big House and to test themselves against college football's all-time winningest program. The attempt was blocked, however, giving Appalachian State control of the ball with 1:37 left. Michigan had never played a I-AA opponent in its history. 3:55. [6], The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is split into three divisions: Division I, Division II, and Division III. Michigan finished their season 9–4, winning the Capital One Bowl, and ranked No. 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. He also expressed disappointment that he would not be able to vote for the Mountaineers in his AP Poll ballot, explaining that "it may well turn out that Michigan was grossly overrated, but all I know is this: There will not be 25 other teams that accomplish more this opening weekend than Appalachian State did Saturday. According to the NCAA, Division I consists of "the largest programs that provide the most athletically related financial aid for student-athletes". 1 team in the FCS football poll in the week after their victory against Michigan. [25], The weather during the game was clear and sunny, with temperatures in the mid-70s °F (low-20s °C) and wind heading north at 10–15 miles (16–24 kilometers) per hour. He was fine with this, saying "as good as today was for Appalachian State, they can take it up there and put it down. [60] Similarly, The Daily Collegian reported that as Penn State was closing a 59–0 home victory over Florida International, the update "Twenty seconds to play fourth quarter, Appalachian State 34, Michigan 32" was announced over the stadium's loudspeakers. 18 in the final AP Poll. Games between FBS and FCS teams typically result in lopsided victories for the FBS team, and the Appalachian State–Michigan game was not expected to be an exception. Browse more videos. The Mountaineers blocked a game-winning field goal attempt from Michigan at the end of regulation to secure a 34–32 win. Their next play, a Brandon Minor run for five yards, was followed by a Minor run for no yards and an incomplete pass. [46] The year also saw North Dakota State record a 24–21 victory over Kansas State, the defending Big 12 champions. "[14] Appalachian State ultimately settled on a $400,000 payment in return for playing against Michigan to open the 2007 season. [36] It also effectively ended Michigan's chances of winning a national championship. It's an unbelievable environment. It was also the story of the modern spread offense. [11] The difference between the two subdivisions is great enough that John V. Lombardi, a former chancellor at UMass, which played FCS football before moving to FBS in 2012, and a former president at FBS-level Florida and Louisiana State, said that "even a crummy team in [FBS] football has higher visibility than a great team in [FCS]. For Michigan, Shawn Crable led the team with 10 tackles. Appalachian State's first year of FBS play would come in 2014 as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. Who else was coaching on the 2007 Appalachian State team? 9/2/2007 Associated Press The official box score of Football vs Appalachian State on 11/24/2007. But it did. [41] After Michigan's season-ending loss to Ohio State, Carr announced he would retire as the team's coach after their bowl game. [1], Appalachian State recorded 227 yards through the air, while Michigan finished with 233 yards. [18] Michigan's defense, which led the FBS in run defense in 2006, lost seven starters from the previous season,[23] including four All-Americans (cornerback Leon Hall and defensive linemen Alan Branch, David Harris, and LaMarr Woodley), each of whom were drafted in the first two rounds of the 2007 NFL Draft. "[66] Appalachian State played their first year of football in the FBS in 2014 and joined the Sun Belt Conference as full members. The Mountaineers' kicker was senior Julian Rauch, who made 10 out of 14 field goal attempts during the 2006 season. They had an overall record of 6–34–1 against major FBS teams. The extra point was successful, increasing the Mountaineer lead and making the score 28–14. 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