We’ve done our best to move past it, at least as much as a Mountaineer can. But man oh man it’s just so sweet to reminisce.
One of the better reflections on that grand day comes from author Clay Travis over at the NCAA Fanhouse blog.
Let’s all close our inner eyes while we read, and smile.
1. To begin, this wasn’t your traditional upset where the upstart underdog comes out fired up, snags a lead, and then hangs on for the victory.
Nope. People forget this, but Michigan actually took the opening kickoff and scored a touchdown. Appalachian State scored on the next possession, a 68-yard touchdown strike on third down, but Michigan scored on their second possession as well to take a 14-7 lead as the first quarter ended.
While it wasn’t the expected beat down, Wolverine fans in the stands could content themselves by arguing that the Mountaineers had made one big play on their touchdown drive.
While it might be closer than anticipated, surely this game was not going to be competitive, right?
Travis also adds, “Two years later, some of the details of the Appalachian State win have probably faded from your memory.”
Here’s one of our faves.
WAKE UP TO AN UPSET. ESPN Classic Wednesday – “6 a.m.-8 a.m.: 2007, Appalachian State versus Michigan. Appalachian State stuns No. 5 Michigan 34-32 in one of biggest upsets in college football history.”