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Shocking upset

By mrasor Published: September 1, 2007

Can you believe Michigan lost to Appalachian State?
Me either. The Mountaineers became the first I-AA team to beat a I-A top-25 ranked team. Almost always, the talent discrepancy is too great to make for even a competitive game.
NC State, for example, beat ASU last season. Akron went on to beat the Wolfpack the next week.
Let me be the first to tell you this is the biggest upset in college football history. Sure, Boise State's victory was a terrific game, but the Broncos still earned a spot in the Fiesta Bowl to begin with. Appalachian State came to the Big House without reasonable expectations of making it a close game.
I tried to explain it to my ex-girlfriend by saying it's like if the Aeros swept a seven-game series against the Bronx Bombers at Yankee Stadium.
I love you, college football.

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