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Awesome: Michigan to open up ’14 season with Appalachian State

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Seven years after getting embarrassed on their own turf to 1-AA opponent Appalachian State in what is arguably one of the greatest upsets in the history of college football, Michigan is going to give it another go.

According to the Detroit News, Michigan has scheduled another season-opening home game — that’s right; same time, same place — with the Mountaineers, who could be a 1-A opponent by that point.

We look forward to facing Appalachian State again,” Michigan AD David Brandon said, cracking his knuckles.

I imagine that the thought process for such a rematch is a lot like getting beat at a game of pickup basketball (or football) by someone much smaller and younger. You have to make sure they don’t go out on top, so you challenge that person to another game with the intent of destroying their hopes of even thinking they could pull that stunt twice.

And then pay them a hefty chunk of change.

Or, it could end up being a case of déjà vu and Michigan loses again to Appalachian State. If it’s the latter, I recommend the death penalty for the Wolverines.

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10 Responses to “Awesome: Michigan to open up ’14 season with Appalachian State”
  1. icelovinbrotha215 says: Aug 26, 2011 12:18 AM

    Do it again App. State!

  2. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 26, 2011 12:33 AM

    I’ll never forget that. I called the blocked FG. You could see the way Corey Lynch was lined up it was getting blocked. I remember laughing so hard….. and then it got worse…. and worse…. then they got dickrod……worse…. worse….. Now I actually hope they get better, and I’m an OSU fan.

  3. bender4700 says: Aug 26, 2011 12:44 AM

    Fool me once….

    at least they will be Div 1 (fBS)

  4. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 26, 2011 12:55 AM

    yea. I guess the joke won’t work now.

    what kind of battery does it take to shock a wolverine?? 1aa

  5. southernpatriots says: Aug 26, 2011 4:11 AM

    Wonder what Michigan is paying App. State this time? There is not much for Michigan to gain…if they win, it will be said, “‘They should have won.” If they lose, it will be worse for them than last time.

    Michigan is pressing toward national ranking and relevance again. By ’14 they should be there, based on their current progress. We want to see them back again. It makes all football in their conference and region much more interesting when they are contenders.

    Michigan fans are some of the best anywhere. We hope the AD at Michigan and at LSU will get together and schedule field on field games at The Big House and Deaf Valley with contracts that require the networks not to change them from night games at both stadiums. That would be awesome!

  6. waynefontes says: Aug 26, 2011 10:42 AM

    Appy State beating Michigan is one of those things that will last a lifetime. Not so much for Michigan losing, but for some tiny school from Boone, NC going up and beating the winningest football team ever (and a Top 5 team at that). In their own stadium.

    Most places didn’t get the Big Ten Network, but I was at my sister’s who had DirectTV and my brother-in-law and I watched it all. I thought after that Hail Mary what a shame that ASU did such a good job (and it was no fluke, ASU was the better team on the field) to lose on a last second FG. And to see that block and the call.. I’ll never forget that.

    I remember that App fans tore down the goalposts at their own stadium and paraded through the streets of Boone.

    Appalachian State won 3 1-AA titles in a row. They could win 2o in a row, but I bet they’d trade it all for that win against Michigan in the Big House.

    What a great moment in sports.

  7. denardsbig10inchdong says: Aug 26, 2011 10:43 AM

    this should be cute…

    starters taken out after halftime

  8. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 26, 2011 12:54 PM

    I remember my friend who’s a michigan fan talking all kinds of shit before the season. Hart, Henne, Manningham……. Are you kidding me?

    Armanti Edwards tore them up running, then Dennis Dixon came in the next week and did it again.

  9. burntorangehorn says: Aug 26, 2011 1:06 PM

    That was one of the most exciting season openers I have ever seen. Armanti Edwards was nails that game, and it was fun keeping tabs on him as he finished his collegiate career and entered the draft. I hope he gets more of a chance to show his electricity on the field this year.

  10. dkhhuey says: Aug 30, 2011 3:10 PM

    Two of the greatest games I’ve witnessed – I attened the 2002 Fiesta Bowl game where Ohio State beat Miami for the National Championship, and sitting at a video poker bar in Reno watching Appy State knock out Michigan… ah, just doesn’t get any better!!!

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