Appalachian State to return to the Big House in 2014

It would appear Appalachian State is serious about making make the jump to the FBS level.

Just three days after the recommendation of an 11-member athletics feasibility committee to make the jump from the FCS, Appalachian State announced it would return to the site of its most famous victory - Michigan.

The game will take place Aug. 30, 2014 at Michigan Stadium, also known as the "Big House" due to its record capacity.

In 2007, the Mountaineers became the first FCS team to defeat a nationally ranked FBS opponent, stunning then-No. 5 (AP) Michigan, 32-31, with a blocked field goal as time expired.

"To have the University of Michigan invite us back is the ultimate compliment for us as a program and a university," ASU head coach Jerry Moore said. "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."

The victory was the first of many that season, as Appalachian State went on to win its unprecedented third consecutive FCS championship.

Because of the announcement, Appalachian State officials are working with McNeese State to find an alternative date for their meeting, as the teams were supposed to open the 2014 season against each other.