In the record books, the teams shared the Ivy League title, both 8-0-1 overall. This was a 63-scholarship FCS team taking on one of the establishment titans of college football, in the biggest stadium in America, on the debut game broadcast of the Big Ten's new cash-cow television network that further illustrated the divide.But the headline said it all: "Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29." Sept. It doesn't matter that Appalachian State was a legitimately good team in the middle of a run of three straight FCS titles. 5 entering the opener, Michigan would stumble to four losses. Appalachian State could have beaten many FBS teams, but this was still an all-time great upset made better by an all-time great finish.
Jason Gingell lined up for a 37-yard field goal, but Corey Lynch blocked it and secured the historic upset in front of a shocked Michigan Stadium crowd of nearly 110,000, setting off impromptu celebrations across the college football world. Entering the annual rivalry showdown, Navy was 8-1 and ranked No. Army opened the game's scoring with a first-quarter touchdown, but Navy scored the next 21 points to lead 21-7 with left.We wanted to find the best or most memorable representations of certain types of games.We didn't want the seventh-biggest comeback or the fifth-best Iron Bowl or the sixth-best game from a recent season.Orton did not play at all in 2006, and sparingly in 2007.Orton regained his starting job from Grossman in 2008, but the team finished a disappointing 9–7 and out of the playoffs.
As Stichweh lined up under center, he again appealed to the officials for a crowd timeout with only two seconds left, but this time they wouldn't grant it.