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    "One For The Ages" - Appalachian State Upsets No.5 Michigan

    2nd-tier Appalachian State stuns No. 5 Michigan 34-32
    By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer
    September 1, 2007

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- What was supposed to be a tuneup turned into a stunner: Appalachian State 34, No. 5 Michigan 32.

    Julian Rauch's 24-yard field goal with 26 seconds put Appalachian State ahead of Michigan and Corey Lynch's blocked field goal in the final seconds sealed one of college football's biggest upsets.

    The two-time defending champions from college football's former Division I-AA were ahead of the nation's winningest program 28-14 late in the second quarter, then their storybook afternoon seemed to unravel late in the fourth quarter.

    Mike Hart's 54-yard run put the Wolverines ahead -- for the first time since early in the second quarter -- with 4:46 left.

    One snap after the go-ahead touchdown, Brandent Englemon intercepted an errant pass, but the Wolverines couldn't capitalize and had their first of two field goals blocked.

    Appalachian State drove 69 yards without a timeout to set up the go-ahead kick, but it still wasn't over.

    Chad Henne threw a 46-yard pass to Mario Manningham, giving Michigan the ball at Appalachian State's 20 with 6 seconds left.

    Lynch blocked the kick and returned it to the other end of the field as the final seconds ticked off, and his teammates rushed across the field to pile on Lynch as the coaching staff and cheerleaders jumped with joy.


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    Re: "One For The Ages" - Appalachian State Upsets No.5 Michigan

    Well, college football this year is ruined for me now. We (I'm a UM fan) lost to a D-II team. No national championship. Now it's settling for a Big Ten championship and possibly, though quite unlikely, a Heisman. This blows.
    WE CAN BUILD ON THIS!!!

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    Re: "One For The Ages" - Appalachian State Upsets No.5 Michigan

    I imagine NeumDog is rather upset - he's a HUGE Big Blue fan...
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    Re: "One For The Ages" - Appalachian State Upsets No.5 Michigan

    It's always nice to see the big guys get upset by the nobodys.

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    Re: "One For The Ages" - Appalachian State Upsets No.5 Michigan

    Unless that big guy is your team.
    WE CAN BUILD ON THIS!!!

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    Re: "One For The Ages" - Appalachian State Upsets No.5 Michigan

    wow i just saw the score and was shocked, some were picking michagen as a national champion

    just goes to show you, on any given sunday (this case saturday) if you don't play with heart, you can lose to an inferior team.
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    Re: "One For The Ages" - Appalachian State Upsets No.5 Michigan

    I hate Michigan this is great, I thought they had a good chanece of being national champions

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    Re: "One For The Ages" - Appalachian State Upsets No.5 Michigan

    "shockzilla" wrote:
    I imagine NeumDog is rather upset - he's a HUGE Big Blue fan...
    Yes, when I heard the score, I was rather pissed.
    I'll get over it.
    I'm used to disappointment, just not this early in the season.
    I'm glad I was at the State Fair instead of watching it on tv.
    I don't get the Big Ten Network anyway.

    I blame it on the coaches.
    Haven't been a Lloyd Carr fan for a few years now.
    He needs to step down.

    Throw your worst at me Ultra.

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    Re: "One For The Ages" - Appalachian State Upsets No.5 Michigan

    This is great. Go Badgers!

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    Re: "One For The Ages" - Appalachian State Upsets No.5 Michigan

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    It's always nice to see the big guys get upset by the nobodys.
    They aren't a nobody.


    They have been the Division I-AA Champions for the past two years.
    While it's still a complete shock . . . you've gotta feel good for their players, getting that kind of press, and beating a team of that caliber.

    Do you think there'll be any partying at that school tonight???

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