Michigan Announces 12th Opponent

Michigan athletic director Bill Martin announced Appalachian State as the Wolverines 12th opponent in 2007. The Mountaineers finished the 2006 season 14-1 and brought home their second straight Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS — formerly Division I-AA) title. The Wolverines will open the season against the program's first FCS opponent on September 1st.

“Like everyone around the nation, we have great respect for the tradition at Michigan," said Appalachian State head coach Jerry Moore. "They have never played an FCS team before and the fact that they are playing us speaks a lot of our program and the things that we’ve accomplished. It will be a great challenge and something that we’re looking forward to preparing for."

“Michigan is one of a few select programs that is at the top of everybody’s list when thinking about tradition, pageantry and success in college football," added ASU athletic director Charlie Cobb.  "It’s exciting for our players, coaches, alumni, students and fans to have the opportunity to showcase our football program and University on such a grand stage.””

Appalachian State's addition as the season opener caused the Eastern Michigan contest to be moved to October 6th.  The full schedule appears below.

Sept. 1

Appalachian State

Sept. 8

Oregon

Sept. 15    

Notre Dame

Sept. 22

Penn State*

Sept. 29

at Northwestern*

Oct. 6

Eastern Michigan

Oct. 13

Purdue* (Homecoming)

Oct. 20

at Illinois*

Oct. 27

Minnesota*

Nov. 3

at Michigan State*

Nov. 10

at Wisconsin*

Nov. 17

Ohio State*

Home games (bold) at Michigan Stadium
* Big Ten Conference games

For more on this announcement, including notes on Appalachian State, click here.


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