My brother and I have been going to U of M football games since we were kids and we are both over 60 now. On the way out of the stadium on Saturday I asked my brother who is a bit of an expert on U of M footbal if we had ever rushed for more than 300 yards and still lost the game. He could not remember this happening before so I dutifully dug into the archives one year at a time to look at all the losses to see if it had ever happened before. It did in 1987.
From 1987 to present, we lost 120 games. There were a couple near misses with rush yards above 250 where we still lost including:
1) "The Horror" in 2007 (I will say no more)
2) UCLA in 2000 where Navarre went 8 for 28 with an interception
3) NW in 1995 where Biakabutuka had 213 yards rushing out of a total of 270 ( we had 4 fumbles, lost 2 and had 2 interceptions)
4) Notre Dame in 1990 where John Vaughn had 201 yards of 265 yards in a 2 point loss at ND
5) Indiana in 1987 where we had 253 yards rushing. Demetrius Brown was 6 of 15 passing with an interception.
Finally I came to the last game before Maryland where we rushed for over 300 yards and still lost. It was at Ohio State in 1987. Jamie Morris had 132 yards of the 316 yards but Demetrius Brown went 5 of 13 with an interception in a 23 to 20 loss.
I kept going back to 1980 and could not find another game with above 250 yards rushing that we that we lost.
In honor of Michigan-OSU week i will start posting a classic game between the Wolverines and the Buckeyes each day. Instead of watching the crap on BTN heres the 1973 game between Bo and Woody. It was the infamous tiebreaker vote that big ten athletic directors voted on sending OSU to the Rose Bowl over Michigan. Enjoy GO BLUE!!! And im not sure why but BEAT OHIO!!!
Heres the documentary
Odell Beckham just made the best catch ever. Just wow.
Yes, I might be desperate as hell. I hate having to keep looking in the past for great moments. But unfortunately it's all we have right this moment. Here is a preview of it on BTN.com:
It talks about Cooper's decision (miss you so much big guy xoxoxoxo) to start Joe Germaine over Stanley Jackson despite Jackson starting every game until then.
We'll vote on schemes at the start of the season and we'll vote on the play calls together during the game. It's a fool-proof (lol) plan.