I'm pretty sure I saw a clip somewhere of that game and I didn't know how it ended. Well I saw the field goal and was damn sure it went through, and then when they waved it off I couldn't believe it. What a load of crap. They should calculate the football's trajectory and give us the win.
Season Two of "Big Ten's Greatest Games"
press release from the BTN; Michigan games bolded.
Season two debuts at 6 PM ET on Tuesday, Aug. 26, with the 2000 Orange Bowl match-up between eighth-ranked Michigan and fifth-ranked Alabama. Tom Brady, who threw for 369 yards and four touchdowns, helped erase a 14-point deficit. The game went to overtime when a special teams blunder by the Crimson Tide gave Michigan a 35-34 victory.
The full schedule includes:
- Aug. 26 – 2000 Orange Bowl No. 8 Michigan def. No. 5 Alabama, 35-34 (OT)
- Aug. 28 – 1990 No. 21 Illinois def. No. 9 Colorado, 23-22
- Sept. 2 – 2000 Northwestern def. No. 7 Wisconsin, 47-44 (2 OT)
- Sept. 4 – 1998 Alamo Bowl Purdue def. No. 4 Kansas State, 37-34
- Sept. 9 – 1983 Sugar Bowl No. 2 Penn State def. No. 1 Georgia, 27-23
- Sept. 11 – 2000 No. 5 Wisconsin def. Oregon, 27-23
- Sept. 16 – 2005 Capital One Bowl No. 11 Iowa def. No. 12 LSU, 30-25
- Sept. 18 – 2003 No. 3 Ohio State def. No. 24 NC State, 44-38 (3 OT)
- Sept. 23 – 1981 Minnesota def. No. 18 Ohio State, 35-31
- Sept. 25 – 2005 Wisconsin def. No. 14 Michigan, 23-20 [yuck -ed]
- Sept. 30 – 1988 Indiana def. Iowa, 45-34
- Oct. 2 – 1995 No. 12 Penn State def. No. 6 Northwestern, 21-10
- Oct. 7 – 2003 No.4 Michigan def. Minnesota, 38-35
- Oct. 9 – 2006 Indiana def. No. 15 Iowa, 31-28
- Oct. 14 – 1989 No. 11 Illinois def. Indiana, 41-28
- Oct. 16 – 2005 Minnesota def. No. 11 Purdue, 42-35 (2 OT)
- Oct. 21 – 1999 No. 11 Michigan State def. No. 3 Michigan, 34-31
- Oct. 23 – 2004 No. 12 Michigan def. Michigan State, 45-37 (3 OT)
- Oct. 28 – 1981 No. 8 Ohio State def. Stanford, 24-19
- Oct. 30 – 1996 Minnesota def. Illinois, 23-21
- Nov. 4 – 1984 Penn State def. No. 9 Boston College, 37-30
- Nov. 6 – 2002 Iowa def. No. 12 Penn State, 42-35 (OT)
- Nov. 11 – 2003 No. 24 Minnesota def. Wisconsin, 37-34
- Nov. 13 – 2002 No. 2 Ohio State def. Illinois, 23-16 (OT)
- Nov. 18 – 1969 No. 12 Michigan def. No. 1 Ohio State, 24-12
- Nov. 20 – 1974 No. 4 Ohio State def. No. 3 Michigan, 12-10
1974 at OSU game - Mike Lantry (who served in Vietnam prior to his football career) missed a 33 yard field goal with 18 seconds left in the game. There was some controversy as to whether it was good or not. I think the goal posts were shorter back then and many kicks had a tendency to go over them rather than though. Years later, someone came up with the brilliant, revolutionary idea to make the posts taller.
Bo, being unbiased, stated after the game that he thought the kick was good. And Archie Griffin won his first Heisman that year.
Man, I can't wait for that Oct. 14 – 1989 No. 11 Illinois def. Indiana, 41-28 game! (not) Obviously I am biased towards Michigan. Yeah, I know, hard to believe on a Michigan blog. But a few of the games listed are a little strange.
Two games that I think certainly should have been considered was No. 2 Michigan at No. 1 Iowa (QB'd by Chuck Long) in 1985. This is the game that Bo was famously rousing the troops with his speech:
"No one player is more important than the team. No one coach is more important than the team. The team, the team, the team."
The fired-up team then went out and lost, 12-10. [Anyone notice that Bo's Michigan teams lost a couple of other big games by that score? ND in 1979, OSU in 1974].
Other game, No. 6 Michigan @ No. 7 OSU in 1986, Harbaugh's guarenteed win. Best game I ever attended.
Every week leading up to an Iowa-UM football game, that game will be on espn classic. Breaks me heart every time. Iowa, an uber-powerful offense that year, did not score a TD on our D. And, we still lost. Brad Cochrane let an INT slip through his hands that would have ended Iowa's final drive. I have seen enough of that game to last a lifetime. The '85 team is one of my favs at Michigan and that was its lowest moment.
The '86 osu game is rarely shown, even when espn cranks up the classic one in game week. Jamie Morris flat out ripped through the osu D the whole second half. Its one of the best OSU/UM games in the series history, but it gets lost in the shuffle.
I'd like to see a replay of the IU-UM 1979 game.
I loved that '86 OSU game because it was so well played by both teams. The winner to the Rose Bowl (with an outside chance at the NC), the loser went to the Cotton Bowl (which was a big bowl back then). OSU dominated the first half. M took the lead in the second half. Only a missed FG by OSU kicker Matt Franz (I believe that was his name) clinched it for M.
That '85 team beat Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl and finished 10-1-1. That was probably one of Bo's best teams since it beat very good competition (OSU and ND) and won their bowl game against a very good Nebraska team. Bo's best final ranking at #2.
I was at the M-IU game in '79, my freshman year. IU wasn't very good, and Michigan played a terrible game. Should have never had to come to the last play.
I was 7 in 1979 and the IU-UM game was the second game I ever went to. I sat on my grandma's lap. She always had a crush on AC, always calling him 'her little Anthony.'
Needless to say, I was hooked on UM football ever since, especially with an ending as thrilling like that. For a 7-year-old, it was flat out cool. But, I dont remember much else about that game, so I've always been intrigued to watch it start to finish.
But, I can still see the finish as plain as day every time I close my eyes. AC catching the ball, spltting the defenders and then racing right towards us in the end zone. Man, what a way to bring a kid into the game of football and Michigan football in specific.
Great story Jamiemac. I was a freshman engineering student and loved college football but was very intent on getting good grades. Each football season I would miss about half of the games because of studies. And on the games I attended, I studied before and after.
Well, I said this before on this blog (holoscan days), I went to the IU game, and IU was terrible. We played a terrible game, and with the score tied, a few seconds left, a QB who could reach the end zone with a Hail Mary, and a coach whose idea regarding the passing offense was more primitive that Fielding Yost, I had given up hope.
I saw every play of that game but one. I left during the time out prior to that play in order to beat the crowd so that I would not have to lose more time from my studies... When I reached the outer gate I heard a TREMENDOUS roar of the crowd. I turned around, gaped at the stadium, and said a few expletives (in both cheer and disappointment). I knew what happened, but not how. Serves me right.
What was so special about 2005 Michigan-Wisconsin? At that point in the season weren't Henne and Hart pretty well banged up?
Hart - yes. Henne - no. Henne was just dreadful in that game. The offense as a whole (predictably, without Hart) was terrible, setting up the scene we saw too many times that year. A gassed defense getting pounded late and losing the game in the final minute.
On a non-Michigan-related note, I'm glad they're showing the Iowa/LSU Capital One Bowl. That was one of the most shocking endings I've ever seen, because a) it looked like Iowa was completely screwing themselves with dreadful clock management, and b) it wasn't even a Hail Mary pass that Tate threw. The final play wasn't designed to have all the WRs run downfield and have Tate heave it. LSU just completely blew the coverage, and Tate found the open man.
Of course as it turns out, that wasn't even the best game of the day; came right before the Michigan-Texas Rose Bowl. And now I'm going to go throw up.
It looks like they're only going to show Big Ten bowl victories, which is a shame because Texas def. Michigan in the 05 Rose Bowl was a great game, just a gut-wrencher.
I also think at least 2 more M v OSU games should be shown:
OSU def M 2006, #1 vs #2, epic game.
M def OSU 2004 to go to the Rose Bowl.
It was 2003, and I would love to see that game again. I have this superstition about taping big games, mostly because it ends in fiery doom. Clearly that hasn't factored in at all from 2004-2007. Why do the football gods not see my sacrifice?
That game was awesome, even if the good guys lost.
On a side note, does anyone know where I can find unbiased highlights of that game? So far, everything I have seen on youtube shows Ohio State running up the score or Michigan pretty much winning the game in some alternate universe. I just want to watch what happened.
For those who don't already know, the itunes store is offering a UM vs. OSU rivalry package. It includes two UM vs. OSU ESPN ads (including the infamous gag-reflex-inducing makeout ad) as well as four complete games: 1973, 1997, 2002 and 2006. This all for $6, so it's a pretty good deal for us non-torrenters.How long will it be before the itunes store offers full catalogues of teams and greatest all-time games?