Michigan did not start the season well today. They lost to Appalachian State, a D-1AA team, 34-32. Probably the worst part was they had a field goal attempt to win the game and had it blocked. Or maybe it was that they lost the game at home in the Big House. Looking at the box score, it's hard to see how Michigan lost. They ran up 479 total yards, including 188 from running back Mike Hart. Chad Henne threw for 233 with a touchdown and interception. Appalachian State was the D-1AA champ the last two years, so Michigan shouldn't have been considering this a blow-out game.
No rest for the weary, the Wolverines play Oregon next week in Ann Arbor.