October 12, 2008 in Sports

Wolverines fizzle against Rockets

Associated Press
 
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Holy Toledo.

Michigan’s K.C. Lopata missed a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left Saturday, giving the Toledo Rockets a 13-10 college football win over the once-mighty Michigan Wolverines.

Toledo coach Tom Amstutz gazed at the scoreboard displaying the score as he celebrated on the Big House field.

“Yeah, I enjoyed looking at it,” Amstutz said. “I wasn’t in a hurry to get off the field. I lingered a little bit because it was such a great feeling.”

The Rockets (2-4) went ahead early in the fourth quarter when Alex Steigerwald’s career-long 48-yard field goal bounced off the crossbar.

With a chance to seal the victory, Toledo came up short on a fourth down to make a comeback possible for college football’s winningest team.

Michigan seemed to set up overtime by driving to the Rockets’ 9, but Lopata’s chip shot from the right side of the field sailed to the left of the uprights.

“It never goes down on one play,” Rodriguez said. “There are a lot of plays we’d like to have back.”

Michigan (2-4) has its worst six-game record since 1967 – two years before Bo Schembechler started coaching them – and its streak of playing in 33 straight bowls is in jeopardy.

“I’m just extremely disappointed and embarrassed,” Rodriguez said.

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