Look who's back: Michigan football team to host Appalachian State in 2014 opener
The Michigan football team better hope this horror show doesn't have a sequel.
The school announced Thursday the Wolverines will open their 2014 season with the school that beat them in one of college football's biggest all-time upsets: Appalachian State.
Michigan opened former coach Lloyd Carr's final season in 2007 with national championship aspirations and returned senior starters such as quarterback Chad Henne, running back Mike Hart and offensive tackle Jake Long.
The Division I-AA Mountaineers vanquished those hopes, though, beating the No. 5 Wolverines 34-32 at Michigan Stadium. They were led by quarterback Armanti Edwards, who passed for 227 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 62 yards and another score.
They sealed their victory with a blocked field goal at the end of the fourth quarter.
"The Horror," as some fans have taken to calling it, is the only meeting all-time between the two schools — until 2014.
“To have the University of Michigan invite us back is the ultimate compliment for us as a program and a University,” Appalachian State head coach Jerry Moore said in a release. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to have a new generation of players experience a gameday at the Big House and to test themselves against college football’s all-time winningest program.”
"We look forward to facing Appalachian State again," Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said in the only quote of the news release from Michigan.
It certainly helps that Edwards will be out of eligibility.
Michigan 2014 schedule:
Aug. 30 : Appalachian State
Sept. 6: at Notre Dame
Sept. 13: TBA
Sept. 20: TBA
Sept. 27: at Indiana
Oct. 4: Open
Oct. 11: Michigan State
Oct. 18: at Minnesota
Oct. 25: Penn State
Nov. 1: Iowa
Nov. 8: at Nebraska
Nov. 15: Open
Nov. 22: Northwestern
Nov. 29: at Ohio State
Dec. 6: Big Ten Championship Game