In an upset for the ages, No. 5 Michigan fell to Appalachian State, the two-time defending champ of the division formerly known as 1-AA, before a dumbfounded crowd this afternoon in Ann Arbor, 34-32. Julian Rauch's 24-yard field goal gave Appalachian the lead with 26 seconds remaining, and the Mountaineers' Corey Lynch blocked Jason Gingell's FG attempt 20 seconds later.
"I've been dreaming about that kick every day," said Rauch. "We were not a well-prepared football team," coach Lloyd Carr said after the Wolverines effectively eliminated themselves from the national title chase in a game that was supposed to be a gimme. Speaking for most college football fans, Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore said simply, "We're still sort of shocked."