On the Eve of Michigan–Appalachian State II, Wikipedia Really Wants You to Know What Happened the First Time

By 11W Staff on August 29, 2014 at 2:32p
Wikipedia wins Friday and it's not even close.
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Let's fire up one of the internet's most popular sites to see what today's featured article is...

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.

Well played, Wikipedia. Well played.

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THE's picture

Drivin > Disco > Drivin.
To the people in the bathroom, how's it going in there?

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Buckeye_Ryan's picture

Born a Buckeye, raised a Buckeye, will die a Buckeye.

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BuckeyeVet's picture

Schadenfreude's finest moment !!!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

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PKPXV_Buckeye's picture

I still think its hilarious Chad Henne and Mike Hart are UM's all time passing and rushing leaders and they went 1-7 in the last two games of the season and lost to App St.

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OSU_1992_UFM's picture

How does one go 1-7 in 2 games?

UFM_Renewal

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Last two games of each season, over the course of their 4 years.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

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OSU_1992_UFM's picture

Ahhh I see. Im just too damn excited to use my brain now

UFM_Renewal

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ATLBuckeye09's picture

My favorite was Mike Hart saying the following after losing to App State "I would rather lose to App State than Ohio State." To which I replied you never beat EITHER team you big mouth idiot!!

Because they wouldn't let me go for 3!
Woody Hayes 1913-1987

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OysterMonkey's picture

Haha holy shit how bad must the coach be who lost to those guys 1-7 lol!

HomeBrewed's picture
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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Thank you Wikipedia.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

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Buckeye BadDog's picture

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
- Albert Einstein

"Nothing that comes easy is worth a dime." - Woody Hayes

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BuckeyeVet's picture

Love the old school Buster Keaton gif. Thanks!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

PG_BUCK's picture

Well played wikipedia.....well played.

Go BUCKS!

CharlotteBuckeye's picture

The agony of defeat...

1. Coach is always right.

2. See rule #1.

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BuckeyePoetLaureate's picture

I love this GIF more every time I see it.  I am sure the young lady is a full, complete and cool person, but this one second of her life is just so entertaining on so many levels.

Proud alumnus of the Ohio State Creative Writing MFA Program.  Creator of the writing craft site Great Writers Steal.

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45OH4IO's picture

My favorite part is Mr. shifty eyes behind her.

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Rob Reese's picture

I always liked the girl in the back, slightly off-center to the right.  It's as if she's trying to slink out of view from embarrassment.   So much going on in this gif.  Never gets old.

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Burnsy's picture

Looks like she has Bell's palsy. 

BuckeyePoetLaureate's picture

I think she's just shocked that Michigan could lose...even though it happens quite a bit lately.

Proud alumnus of the Ohio State Creative Writing MFA Program.  Creator of the writing craft site Great Writers Steal.

Deadly Nuts's picture

TIL that the co-founder of Wikipedia is a Buckeye

LEBRON

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kyo's picture

Ha, Larry Sanger... We all know that is really Tobias. He just shaved his mustache.

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MrBobDobalina's picture

There's no 'I' in Teamocil 

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droessl's picture

he just needed ANUSTART 

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BrutusBuckey3's picture

Larry Sanger: Analrapist

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BrutusBuckey3's picture

Larry Sanger: Analrapist

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BrutusBuckey3's picture

Sorry for the multiple comments...iphone seems a little spacey. Y'all only need to upvote one of em though. 

buckeyedude's picture

I bet he gets all the girls.

 

 

kiester's picture

As great as that loss was, I really really hope I'm wrong here, but I feel like the skunk weasels are going to punish App State for what happened a few years ago. Dear God, let me be wrong, because another loss to App St would be incredible. 

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HandsOfSweed's picture

I thought the same thing. A redux would be beyond our wildest dreams, but I got this feeling that it's gonna be a demonic, bloody slaughter tomorrow. If we were them, we would very seriously try and put 100 on the board.

tOSUperiour's picture

I don't think Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison will allow App State to even be in this game. First time my wife ever went to a Michigan game, it was vs App State in 07.  I was in CBus for the Todd Boeckman era vs Youngstown St. during said game.  I've been to a lot of OSU games, but bein in the Shoe while App State was droppin the hammer on the Wolverines ranks as one of the best times I've ever had in that stadium. The tailgating afterwards was even better. Stadium was rockin!!

We don't give a Da*n for the whole state of *ichigan cause we're from OHIO!

dubjayfootball90's picture

The way it is described on there just amplifies how much of an upset that was and how it should have never happened. I love it!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Buckeye BadDog's picture
This is a lose-lose-lose for Meatchicken: If they get an average win (28-10, etc.), well... that's what they were supposed to do the last time; If they win and put up gross numbers (50+) then they are just being bullies and trying to "compensate" for the last time; and if they lose again... BWUHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHH!

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
- Albert Einstein

"Nothing that comes easy is worth a dime." - Woody Hayes

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GoBucksToledo's picture

Was that meme written by a wolverine?  "...payed to do so."?

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Buckeye BadDog's picture

Probably written by an App State fan, but dumbed down so that the average Meatchicken fan could understand it... thus the need for the accompanying picture.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
- Albert Einstein

"Nothing that comes easy is worth a dime." - Woody Hayes

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

And if they win unimpressively (28-24), then they still look bad (though not as bad as if they were to lose again).  It really is a lose-lose-lose-lose for them.

Class of 2010.

Hovenaut's picture

This thread is so full of win...unless you're a M...igan fan.

Well played, all.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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BuckeyeVet's picture

@Hove - You going to the game tomorrow? If so, we expect a 1st person report!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

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Hovenaut's picture

I wish I were BV...but I'm New Jersey with the family.

At a bar for the game though, and I'm already thirsty.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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droessl's picture

*ichigan fans might need to put a balm on

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Patriot4098's picture

Obviously, Appy State was decent that year--FCS champs n all, but are they on that level this year? That scUM team was better than what they will field this year. Here's to repeating history! *raises one of many four-day-weekend chilled beverages of choice*

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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NitroBuck's picture

Obviously, Appy State was decent that year

Yep, and it didn't take Appy St long to realize they were the faster team.  The Skunkweasels were bigger, but speed kills.

That scUM team was better than what they will field this year.

Unfortunately, that Appy St team was also better than this year's team.

Here's to repeating history!

Hear! Hear!  I'll raise a glass to that!

Ferio.  Tego.

Seattle Linga's picture

It's almost like our own personal Gray Box

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

So yeah, I was looking at my Wikipedia live tile on my Windows Phone and saw a picture of the Big House scoreboard.  My first reaction was "ugh a Big House article" because I saw the scoreboard, but it was too small to see the actual score, so I went in to Wikipedia and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was about the App State horror.  Well played indeed. 

Class of 2010.

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hit_the_couch's picture

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.

Is this serious? App St went on to a successful season but TTUN not so much. If 8-5 is a success, then 10-3 should be the MNC every year.

Too bad it won't be a real revenge game since there are no players left from those teams on the current rosters and the coaching staffs are both likely different.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!