Leonard Love recorded the only interception for the Mountaineers. Jan 3 @ College of Charleston, Appalachian State (6-6) Win vs. College of Charleston, 70-66 [41] Following their win in the Capital One Bowl, Michigan finished at No. 7 (ap) lsu (0-0, 0-0 sec) : [62], In 2011, Appalachian State and Michigan agreed to play a rematch, scheduled for 2014 to be the season-opener for both teams. A rematch in 2014 at Michigan Stadium was won decisively by the Wolverines, 52–14. [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] 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. The extra point was converted, tying the score at 7–7. "[59] Appalachian State's win also proved popular among fans of Michigan's rivals. 5 Michigan fall out of polls? Scoreboard. "[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. Both teams recorded seven penalties, but Michigan recorded more penalty yards. [9] However, FCS teams can divide their 63 scholarships by giving some players 'partial scholarships'. This was more than just a legendary upset and an omen of 2007's mayhem. It'll be a one-shot, once-in-a-lifetime deal to go up there and play. 18 in the final AP Poll. EASTERN WASHINGTON (NCAA Division I Playoffs Quarterfinals), RICHMOND (NCAA Division I Playoffs Semifinals), Delaware (NCAA Division I National Championship), © 2021 Appalachian State University Athletics, Contracts (Director of Athletics/Head Coaches), Appalachian Sports Network from Learfield IMG College, LENOIR-RHYNE (National Champions/Hall of Fame Day), WESTERN CAROLINA (Battle for the Old Mountain Jug), JAMES MADISON (NCAA Division I Playoffs First Round), Video Platform powered by CBS Sports Digital. The following Mountaineer drive featured nine running plays in a row, the last a six-yard run by Edwards for a touchdown. Dexter Jackson led the team in receiving, catching three passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns; he also had one carry for 19 yards. 5 in both major Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) polls and media outlets considered them to be preseason favorites to win the Big Ten conference championship as well as possible contenders for the national championship, while the Mountaineers were ranked No. ", "Ranking college football's biggest upsets of all time", "No (F)BS: 'FCS' North Dakota State is FBS Top 25 caliber", "Again? 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. Feeling blue: I-AA App. Greg Matthews led the Wolverines in receiving, accounting for 68 yards and one touchdown on seven catches. Thomas was 10 years old. [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. Sports wrote that: "This game was supposed to be the prime example of what had gone wrong in money hungry college football. [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. Just better. Football Highlights. [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. Michigan finished with significantly more rushing yards, recording 246 rushing yards as opposed to the 160 rushing yards gained by Appalachian State. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. Report. After the ensuing kickoff, Michigan ran four plays before Minor fumbled the ball on the fifth. 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. 4:45. [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. Chad Henne then completed an 18-yard pass to Massey, followed by a 33-yard rush from Hart, pushing Michigan to the four-yard line of Appalachian State. They had also won their last 14 games, the longest in either Division I subdivision at the time. 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 official box score of Football vs Appalachian State on 9/1/2007. [26], Appalachian State returned the opening kickoff of the second half to their own 36-yard line, but Michigan defender Morgan Trent intercepted an Edwards throw on the second play of the drive. 2007 Recruiting Rankings The Formula where c is a specific team's total number of commits and R n is the 247Sports Composite Rating of the nth-best commit times 100. [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.   The extra point was successful, increasing the Mountaineer lead and making the score 28–14. 5 Michigan 32. [1][2][14][17] Las Vegas sports books did not offer a betting line because they believed that it would be a mismatch. 18 in the final AP Poll.[43]. [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. Dec 30 @ ETSU, Appalachian State (5-6) Loss vs. East Tennessee State, 69-72 12. 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. [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". 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. The Wolverines entered the game ranked No. [26] With no timeouts left, the Mountaineers drove 69 yards down the field in just over a minute in game time, setting up a Rauch field goal from 24 yards out with 26 seconds left. App State's head coach, an assistant at the time, helps explain. You don’t want to mis-hit that first ball. Chris Graham finished with 9 tackles, the second-most on the Wolverines. Events. Quarterback Chad Henne drove Michigan to the Mountaineer 20-yard line with six seconds left and another field goal attempt to win the game. It was also the story of the modern spread offense. There won't even be five. 3:55. [1] The Mountaineers had not beaten an FBS team since 2000. 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. USA Today notes that the FBS is considered the tier at which major Division I universities play, while the FCS is a tier in which smaller programs compete. "[49] The game was the lead story on SportsCenter[50] and was the cover story for the following week's edition of Sports Illustrated; Appalachian State wide receiver Dexter Jackson was featured on the cover, which has the headline "Alltime Upset: Appalachian State Stuns No. The team was coached by Jerry Moore and the Mountaineers played their home games at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, North Carolina. Appalachian State Football 2007 Teaser. 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The Mountaineers blocked a game-winning field goal attempt from Michigan at the end of regulation to secure a 34–32 win. Appalachian State's first year of FBS play would come in 2014 as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. At the time the network had approximately 17 million subscribers, most of which came from a deal with DirecTV. The 2007 Appalachian State vs. Michigan football game was a regular season college football game between the Appalachian State Mountaineers and Michigan Wolverines. And it wasn't the slightest bit fluky." 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[13] FCS teams are often paid upwards of USD $500,000 for participating in games against FBS teams. 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. [1] The attempt was good, giving Appalachian State a 34–32 lead. 2007 Appalachian State Football Coaches and Staff. [1], Pierre Banks led the Mountaineers in tackles, recording 12 tackles overall. [14], Appalachian State had routinely scheduled FBS teams, playing against schools such as Auburn in 1999, Kansas and LSU in 2005, and NC State in 2006. The Wolverines drove to the Appalachian five-yard line, ultimately settling for a field goal with 23 seconds left, cutting Appalachian State's lead to eleven points. 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. However, per NCAA rules, the Mountaineers would not be eligible for the FBS post-season until 2015. [36] It also effectively ended Michigan's chances of winning a national championship. But it did. They also had games against Wake Forest in every season from 1979 to 1996, as well as in 1998, 2000, and 2001. The Wolverines entered the game ranked No. http://www.ourhonordefend.comIt's been done before on the internet, but only once. Appalachian State's CoCo Hillary took the kickoff to the 26-yard line of the Mountaineers. He was fine with this, saying "as good as today was for Appalachian State, they can take it up there and put it down. [26] The attempt was blocked by Corey Lynch, securing a 34–32 win by the Mountaineers. "[66] Appalachian State played their first year of football in the FBS in 2014 and joined the Sun Belt Conference as full members. [48] The New York Times writer Viv Bernstein called the game "one of the biggest upsets in college football history" and called it "a stunning upset by any measure. [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 attempt was blocked, however, giving Appalachian State control of the ball with 1:37 left. [2] The day before the game, an Associated Press article said that the Mountaineers were "almost certain to lose badly" and "aren't expected to be anything more than sacrificial lambs. Edwards was picked off on the first play of the ensuing drive, giving Michigan control of the ball at the Appalachian State 43-yard line. [8] FBS member teams are allowed to have up to 85 scholarship players, while FCS member teams are allowed to award 63 scholarships. It's been a history-making period for Coastal … The game kicked off at 12:07 p.m. and ended at 3:40 p.m., having lasted a total of three hours and thirty-seven minutes. Michigan returned the next kickoff to their 32-yard line, with 2:15 left on the clock. [57], In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the reaction was far different. 5 Michigan What was supposed to be a tuneup turned into a stunner: Appalachian State 34, No. It was held at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on September 1, 2007, and was the first game of the season for both teams. After returning the punt to their own 46-yard line, Hart ran the ball 54 yards for a touchdown, giving Michigan the lead 32–31 with 4:36 left. Michigan ran five plays before attempting a 43-yard field goal. [1][2][19] The win marked the first time an FCS team had beaten a ranked FBS program. 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. [34] At the end of the season, the Mountaineers became the first FCS team to receive votes in the final AP Poll. He said that the game "reminded us why the college game is the best," but felt that such a result would become more unlikely in the future, as many conferences are moving to increase to nine conference games, reducing the need to play FCS teams. [63] Appalachian State was paid $850,000 to play this game. [61] Conversely, Michigan State running back Javon Ringer expressed disappointment at the game's result, saying "I kinda really wanted [Michigan] to be undefeated for us. So confident were Las Vegas sportsbooks in Michigan's chances that no betting line was issued for the game. They received five votes, which placed Appalachian State at a tie for 34th overall with South Florida. 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. 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". 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. ); : Michigan gained a first down after converting a third and one with a three-yard run by Mike Hart. The Wolverines opted to go for it on fourth down but failed to convert, turning the ball over to Appalachian State. "[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. [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. Full Schedule ... APPALACHIAN STATE drive start at 10:57, APPSTATE ball on APPSTATE13. 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 2014 rematch was the Mountaineers' first game as an FBS school. On the fifth play of the next drive, the Mountaineers scored a touchdown on a 20-yard pass from Edwards to Jackson. "[44] Many media outlets described it as one of, if not the greatest, upsets in the history of college football. 9//21/15 Football Media Teleconference: Appalachian State Head Coach Scott Satterfield. On this date: Appalachian State upsets Michigan (3:05) On Sept. 1, 2007, Appalachian State stormed into the Big House and stunned No. App State pulls off a huge upset over Michigan in the final seconds of the season opener against Michigan. The three also desired to finish their college careers on a high note. Despite losses at the defensive line, the secondary, the team's defensive strong point, remained virtually intact from the previous season. 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. Now we know why, the Wolverines were ducking them. [1] Michigan featured a strong senior class of offensive tackle Jake Long, tailback Mike Hart, and quarterback Chad Henne, each of whom had decided to stay in school rather than declare eligibility for the NFL Draft. [21] Prior to the season, the team named Hart and Long as captains, along with linebacker Shawn Crable, a fifth-year senior. He felt the upset was particularly impressive because upsets of such a magnitude do not happen often in college football. Michigan began their drive at the Appalachian State 34-yard line, but a Henne pass was intercepted by Mountaineer defender Leonard Love on the fourth play of the drive. [4] Thom Brennaman provided play-by-play commentary, Charles Davis performed as the color analyst, and Charissa Thompson reported from the sidelines. Michigan drove 31 yards over six plays, scoring a touchdown on a four-yard run by Hart. [64] Michigan's athletic director, Dave Brandon, felt a rematch would be an excellent way to gain attention for Michigan football and said "The networks were fighting over who gets to televise that game. Julian Rauch, Appalachian State kicker 2004-07, current kicker for the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League Just get the first ball up in there. Edwards accounted for all four Mountaineer touchdowns. For Michigan, Shawn Crable led the team with 10 tackles. [8] The two subdivisions were created in 1978, and no other Division I sports are split in such a manner. Michigan took possession at the Appalachian State 40-yard line, driving to the 25-yard line before kicking a field goal to decrease the Mountaineer lead to eight points. [38] Jerry Palm called this game "about the worst loss a Top 5 team has had. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 2007 Michigan-Appalachian State ticket-biggest upset in College Football History at the best online prices at … Playing next. They also became the first FCS team to receive votes in the final AP Poll, tying South Florida for the 34th overall ranking. "[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. [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. 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 … 1 team in the preseason FCS poll from The Sports Network, receiving 67 out of 70 first-place votes. [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. Quite the same Wikipedia. Who else was coaching on the 2007 Appalachian State team? 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. Kevin Richardson led the team in rushing yards, running the ball 24 times for 88 yards, and Edwards was second on the team with 17 rushes for 62 yards and one touchdown. 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. [3], Michigan received the ball first, with Mike Massey returning the Julian Rauch kick to the Michigan 33-yard line. After Michigan lost their final two games, ending the regular season with an 8–4 record, they dropped off the poll entirely. Michigan chose to go for two, but the conversion attempt failed. 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. Hart then ran the ball in for a touchdown, and the ensuing extra point made the score 7–0. 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?.'" "[61] The Ohio State locker room erupted into a "roar" after the players learned of Michigan's loss. I can't wait to get there and see it." 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. [29] The team also extended their winning streak to 17 games before losing to Wofford in week 5. Their next play, a Brandon Minor run for five yards, was followed by a Minor run for no yards and an incomplete pass. Corey Lynch finished second with 11 tackles, as well as blocking a kick. The Wolverines recorded 23 first downs, four more than the Mountaineers, while Appalachian State turned the ball over three times, one more than Michigan. 9/2/2007 Associated Press According to Mark Silverman, the president of the Big Ten Network, only a "small percentage" of Wolverine fans were able to watch it. [16][17] Appalachian State had won six of these games, all of them against Wake Forest. [67][68] The rematch was much different this time around, with Michigan beating Appalachian State 52–14; Appalachian State never held a lead in the game. 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Crable also forced a fumble and recorded 1.5 sacks. [40] Following the loss to Oregon, Michigan won their next eight games, leading the team to rank as high as No. ASU won in a major upset, 34-32.   The extra point again evened the score, this time at 14–14. [41] After Michigan's season-ending loss to Ohio State, Carr announced he would retire as the team's coach after their bowl game. The Mountaineers' kicker was senior Julian Rauch, who made 10 out of 14 field goal attempts during the 2006 season. Michigan had never played a I-AA opponent in its history. [19], Appalachian State were ranked as the No. 1 appalachian (0-0, 0-0 socon) no. The referee, the head of the officiating team, was John O'Neill. ( ); : The official box score of Football vs Appalachian State on 11/24/2007. Skip To Main Content. James Madison University Athletics Scoreboard View Schedule. [30][31] Appalachian State lost to rival Georgia Southern in week 7, dropping them to 5–2 and 2–2 in the Southern Conference (SoCon), which placed them in a poor position to repeat for a third consecutive time as conference champions. That was 2007. Sun Belt Sports. 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. The official box score of Football vs Appalachian State on 9/1/2007. The Wolverines entered the game ranked No. Mountaineers make history with victory", "APPALLING! Clemson vs. Appalachian State | 2015 ACC Football Highlights. It began with a strong first half for Appalachian State, who held a 28–17 lead at the end of the half. Michigan regained the lead at 32–31 in the fourth quarter, but Appalachian State took the lead for a second time on a short field goal with 26 seconds left. "[14] Appalachian State ultimately settled on a $400,000 payment in return for playing against Michigan to open the 2007 season. The first game of App State's inaugural FBS season was a rematch of the 2007 Appalachian State vs. Michigan football game. Remember Appalachian State's historic upset of Michigan back in 2007? The Mountaineers converted the extra point attempt, giving them the lead at 21–14. "[39] In their next game, Michigan lost to Oregon 39–7, the largest margin of defeat for Michigan since 1968. The 2007 Appalachian State vs. Michigan football game was a regular season college football game between the Appalachian State Mountaineers and Michigan Wolverines.It was held at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on September 1, 2007, and was the first game of the season for both teams. ); The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. Although several voters in the AP Poll stated they would like to vote for Appalachian State, the Mountaineers were ineligible to receive votes because the poll was only limited to FBS teams; in response, the AP amended their policy the following week to allow FCS teams to receive votes in the AP Poll. The Wolverines went for a two-point conversion, but failed to convert, making the score 31–26 in favor of Appalachian State. [18] The team had won the previous two FCS national championships and were favorites to win a third consecutive title according to media outlets. "[51], In 2012, Jerry Hinnen of CBS Sports described it as "the biggest upset of the past five years of college football", and described it as having "set the table" for an "epically chaotic" 2007 season as well as "four years' worth of headline-making upsets to follow. Payment in return for playing against Michigan game between the Appalachian State vs. football! 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