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NCAA Game Summary - Appalachian State at Michigan



(Saturday, August 30)

Final Score: Michigan 52, Appalachian State 14

Ann Arbor, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Devin Gardner completed all but one of his 14 pass attempts, leading to three touchdowns, as the Michigan Wolverines demolished Appalachian State, 52-14, in non-conference play at Michigan Stadium.

Gardner finished with 173 yards through the air for the Wolverines (1-0), with all three of his scoring strikes going to Devin Funchess who had seven catches for 95 yards.

The struggling Mountaineers (0-1) were led by Kameron Bryant who completed 8- of-19 passing for 58 yards and a score in the losing cause. Terrence Upshaw produced a team-high 109 yards rushing on 18 attempts.

Funchess and Gardner combined on a pair of aerial scores in the opening quarter, the first coming on a nine-yard effort and the second a 34-yard pass play, giving the Wolverines a 14-0 advantage after 15 minutes of action.

Funchess scored this third TD of the afternoon with just under four minutes remaining in the half when he elevated over a pair of defenders and reeled in an eight-yard toss from Gardner.

Barely two minutes later the Wolverines were back knocking on the door, thanks in large part to a 61-yard run down to the 12-yard line by De'Veon Smith. On the very next play Smith fought his way up the middle and into the end zone to give the hosts a 28-0 advantage.

Michigan continued to pile on as Bentlee Critchers blocked a punt deep in ASU's end of the field, the ball then recovered by Ben Gedeon and returned 32 yards for the score with 48 seconds left in the half.

The Wolverines wasted little time in putting even more points on the board in the second half as they took the opening kickoff and marched 75 yards, aided by a 62-yard rumble by Derrick Green down to the four-yard line. Green did the honors three plays later as he burst over the goal line from one yard out.

Appalachian State showed some signs of life on their next possession as they drove 75 yards on 11 plays, culminating with an eight-yard touchdown pass from Bryant to Simms McElfresh in the back of the end zone.

The Mountaineers then attempted an onside kick, but that merely gave the hosts a short field to work with, resulting in a 13-yard TD run by Smith to make the score 49-7 with 4:27 to play in the third.

With Michigan poised to go in for yet another score late in the third, backup quarterback Shane Morris was intercepted by Dante Blackmon at the four-yard line and from there the visitors mounted a lengthy 96-yard drive that ended with a one-yard score by Marcus Cox.

Not to be outdone, the Wolverines also put together a lengthy 63-yard drive, but they were stopped at the one-yard line. Kicker Matt Wile managed to hook an 18-yard field goal through the uprights for the final points of the day.

Michigan, which tied for 102nd in the country last season with a mere 125.7 ypg on the ground, rolled up 350 rushing yards on the afternoon and had 560 yards of total offense, compared to just 280 yards for ASU.

The Mountaineers won the first meeting between these programs back in 2007, a 34-32 triumph, marking the first time an FCS squad defeated a ranked team from the FBS.

08/30 15:37:40 ET

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Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
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6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
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DUR
 
Final
TEX 3
CLE 12
Final
COL 6
CIN 4
Final
MIA 2
PIT 5
Final
CWS 5
TOR 3
Final
KAN 2
NYY 4
Final
BOS 4
MIN 6
Final
PHI 0
NYM 7
Final
SEA 3
TAM 0
Final
SFG 3
MIL 1
Final
DET 3
OAK 2
Final
HOU 4
BAL 5
Final
WAS 3
CHC 0
Final
ARI 3
STL 4
Final
SDP 5
ANA 4
Final
ATL 3
LOS 2
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CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Today
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Tonight
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Tonight
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Tonight
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Tonight
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Tonight
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
7:05pm Monday
TOR
WAS
 
7:10pm Monday
CHC
MIA
 
7:10pm Monday
MIN
BOS
 
8:10pm Monday
BAL
HOU
 
8:10pm Monday
MIL
STL
 
8:40pm Monday
LOS
COL
 
9:40pm Monday
ATL
ARI
 
10:05pm Monday
TAM
ANA
 
10:10pm Monday
NYM
SDP
 
10:10pm Monday
NYY
SEA
 
10:15pm Monday
PIT
SFG
 
Final
HOU 90
GSW 104
Final
ANA 2
CHI 5
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR