On this day in 2007: Appalachian State's upset
Don't forget to remind a Michigan fan that today is the 15th anniversary of that day.
Flashback: Little known Appalachian State stunned the college football world with one of the greatest upsets in sports history, taking down then-No. 5 Michigan 34-32 at the Big House.
- Sports Illustrated later called it "the greatest upset of them all."
Yes, and: Ohio State fans have been laughing ever since.
Context: Adam Sandler's character in the 2005 film "The Longest Yard" sums it up.
- Starting the season "against Appalachian State or some slack Division-II team" is a surefire way to build a team's confidence with an easy win, he says.
- 🤭 … Well, that didn't age well.
📺 Fun fact: It was one of the first football games ever broadcast on the Big Ten Network, which debuted two days prior.
👀 The bottom line: The Wolverines may have beat the Buckeyes last year, but at least we don't have a blemish like this on our record.
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