Three game losing streak
Michigan's loss to Appalachian State means that, dating back to last season, the Wolverines have lost three (3) games in a row. Michigan has not lost three games in a row since the end of the 1979 season when it finished the year on a three game losing streak. The loss to Appalachian State also dropped the Wolverines from both the AP Top 25 and the Coaches' Poll. Being outside of the Top 25 is atypcial for Michigan during Coach Carr's tenure. Michigan has appeared in the AP Top 25 for all but seven of Carr’s 150 career games (it was absent for four games in 1998 and three in 2005.) Michigan’s all-time longest consecutive streak in the AP poll occurred during the Coach Elliott/Coach Schembechler-era and was 160 weeks, from Oct. 14, 1968-Sept. 22, 1980. Go Blue!