The 2007 Appalachian State vs. Michigan football game was a regular season college football game between the Appalachian State Mountaineers and Michigan Wolverines. The Wolverines were ranked No. 5 in the upper-tier Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), while the Mountaineers were ranked No. 1 in the second-tier Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), of which they were the defending champions. Games between FBS and FCS teams typically result in lopsided victories for the FBS team, and the game was not expected to be an exception. However, in an upset hailed as one of the greatest in college football history, the Mountaineers won 34–32 (scoreboard pictured), blocking a potentially game-winning field goal attempt by Michigan in the waning seconds to secure their win. The Mountaineers became the first FCS team to defeat a ranked FBS team, while the Wolverines became the first top-five team to drop out of the top 25 of the AP Poll as the result of a single game. The game received a large amount of coverage in American sports media, and both teams went on to have successful seasons, with Appalachian State winning the FCS championship and Michigan winning a bowl game. (Full article...)
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