Michigan shrugs off bad memories of Appalachian St

Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is opening with Appalachian State this week, rekindling memories of one of the biggest upsets in college football history.

The visiting Mountaineers beat the fifth-ranked Wolverines 34-32 on Sept. 1, 2007, a game that was scheduled just several months before it was played.

Michigan was loaded offensively with NFL-caliber players Chad Henne, Jake Long and Mario Manningham. Its shaky defense, though, gave up nearly 6 yards per play to a speedy, spread offense that helped Appalachian State win the previous two Division I-AA national championships.

The Wolverines, past and present, do not like to look back much at the historic afternoon. The Mountaineers, meanwhile, love to recall the game that raised awareness about their program and school in Boone, North Carolina.

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Scores & Schedules

October 24, 2014 07:07 GMT

WORLD SERIES - BEST OF SEVEN

Thursday's Score

No game scheduled

Friday's Schedule

GAME 3:

Kansas City (Guthrie 13-11) at San Francisco (Hudson 9-13), 8:07 p.m. (Series tied 1-1)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Thursday's Score

Denver 35, San Diego 21

Friday's Schedule

No games scheduled

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGU E

Thursday's Scores

N.Y. Islanders 3, Boston 2

Detroit 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT

Vancouver 4, St. Louis 1

Nashville 3, Chicago 2

Minnesota 2, Arizona 0

Calgary 5, Carolina 0

Buffalo at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Columbus at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Friday's Schedule

Dallas at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Carolina at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Columbus at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL - TOP 25

Thursday's Score

No. 18 East Carolina 31, Connecticut 21

Friday's Schedule

No games scheduled

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION - PRE-SEASON

Thursday's Scores

Indiana 88, Charlotte 79

Detroit 109, Philadelphia 103

New Orleans 88, Dallas 85

Friday's Schedule

Dallas at Orlando, 7 p.m.

New York vs. Toronto at Montreal, Quebec, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota vs. Chicago at St. Louis, MO, 8 p.m.

Miami at Memphis, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m.

Sacramento vs. L.A. Lakers at Las Vegas, NV, 10 p.m.

Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

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