Left: Appalachian State wide reciever Dexter Jackson scoring a touchdwon in the second quarter against Michigan
I think I am going to vomit.
I simply cannot believe that the University of Michigan, the number-5 ranked team in the nation, lost to Appalachian State 34-32. At home. In the first game of the year.
This is the first time that a ranked team has ever lost to a Division 1-AA team. What an utter and complete embarassment, and what a horrible start to what could have been a championship season.
Congratulations to the Mountaineers, whose return trip to Boone, NC will be a joyous one. Appalachian State played a smart game, took advantage of numerous Michigan mistakes, and earned a well-deserved victory.
Lloyd Carr, perhaps it is time to retire. The prestige of the Michigan Wolverines football program took an incredible hit today, and it will be years before the team can shake off this ignominious defeat.
For Michigan fans like me, this is a dark, dark day. My only hope for getting rid of this football-induced headache is if the Toledo Rockets somehow manage to put the smackdown on the high-flying Purdue Boilermakers tonight.