Michigan Wolverines: Appalachian State — Game Notes
Michigan opens up it’s 135th season today at noon against Appalachian State. Michigan has won five consecutive home openers. Michigan is 110-21-3 all-time in season openers.
Coach Hoke is 3-0 as Michigan’s head coach in home openers and has won six in a row as a head coach which he coached at SDSU and Ball State previously.
Even though this is the second time that Michigan has played Appalachian State, it is the first time that Michigan will face a team from the Sun Belt conference.
Michigan returns 16 of 22 starters from last seasons team.
Appalachian State was previously a member of the Southern Conference where it won 12 conference titles from 1986-2012. During that same span, the program made 20 FCS playoff appearances and captured FCS national titles in 2005, ‘06 and ‘07. Saturday’s game marks Appalachian State’s first as a member of the FBS and the Sun Belt Conference.
Michigan is one of three schools in the Big Ten and one of nine nationally in a power-five conference that does not play an FCS opponent this season.
This week’s game will be aired on ESPN2 (DirecTV Channel 209). Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Joey Galloway (color) and Paul Carcaterra (sideline) will call the game.
In its 13th season as a division of IMG College, the Michigan Sports Network represents one of the largest and most-listened to college sports network in the Midwest. Anchored by WWJ-AM (950) in Detroit, the Michigan IMG Radio Network is comprised of 40 affiliate stations in Michigan and Ohio during football season. In addition, U-M football can also be heard on American Armed Forces Radio and is also available on Sirius (channel 137) and XM (channel 203). Jim Brandstatter (play by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (color) bring the action to you from the booth, with Doug Karsch providing sideline reports and analysis.
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