Saturday, January 26, 2008

Remember Appalachian State?

Last fall Appalachian State, the NCAA Division I-AA champs, paid a little visit to the Big House in Ann Arbor where the Michigan Wolverines were supposed to clean up the "cupcake team."

The Mountaineers never got that memo and instead humiliated Michigan 34-32 in one of the most celebrated upsets in college football history.

Of course Michigan won't be inviting Appalachian State back (which is too bad since a rematch would be a hoot).

Nonetheless, I thought it would be fun to update you on the two teams.

Big Ten Michigan went 9-4 last year, ending it with a 41-35 win over Florida in the Capital One Bowl.

And the Mountaineers? They won their third straight NCAA Division I-AA championship, capping a 13-2 season. Plus, five Mountaineer football players were among 27 Appalachian State athletes named to the Southern Conference's Academic All-Conference Team.

Since the Wolverines won't invite them back to the Big House, maybe Appalachian State should invite Michigan for a beautiful fall Saturday in Boone, N.C.

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