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08.27.14.Appalachian State Preview

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BY RYAN TICE I n Michigan's 135 years of college football, only 15 active programs have posted an all-time winning record against the Wolverines. Most of these schools have played just a small sampling of games against U-M, and several have played the Wolverines just once. The most infamous of those one- and-dones is Appalachian State — the Football Championship Subdivision David to Michigan's Goliath that came to The Big House in 2007 and knocked off the No. 5 team in the land. The two have not met since the Mountaineers became the first FCS program to ever upset a top- 25 squad from the Football Bowl Subdivision, but that changes Saturday — although both competitors are in a much different place than seven years ago. Michigan has not competed for a Big Ten title since that contest, while compiling an overall record of 50-38. The Wolverines are also now under the leadership of Brady Hoke after Lloyd Carr retired and the Rich Rodriguez experiment failed. Appalachian State is also under new leadership with former ASU quarterback and longtime assistant Scott Satterfield, who served as the Mountaineers' quarterbacks coach in 2007, replacing the school's own AUG. 27, 2014 Last year, in his first season as Appalachian State's head coach, Scott Satterfield led the Mountaineers to a 4-8 record. PHOTO COURTESY APPALACHIAN STATE ATHLETICS/DAVID SCEARCE The Mountaineers Want To Recreate 2007 Magic Just About Everything Is Different, But Appalachian State Still Hopes To Duplicate Its Upset From Seven Years Ago

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