Antelope Stadium... awesome.
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Antelope Stadium... awesome.
Charles Woodson says, we're coming for another trophy. One that was mistakenly sent to Lincoln, NE instead of Ann Arbor, MI, oh about 15 years ago.
Thats our trophy, and you know it!
I didn't notice the John Williams/Spielberg-esque track when I saw it at the stadium.
Sorry for Off-Topic,
Do you have video of Michigan vs Syracuse in 1998?
Get out a here man.
...will be worth it. Working on a project for this site. Ideally I would have the play-by-play boxscore but I'm having trouble finding it. Definitely not a Syracuse guy here...Michigan born, raised, educated, etc.
to my good eye. Willie Heston on the program cover for 300th win. Willie was the man. Loved him. Im surprised wwe did not get any milestones against ohio.
video! did you create this Thorin?
Thank you, and I hope we get a great game next week...hopefully one in which we win in close fashion
Good post. I didn't know about the game being the first amongst two 850+ win squads.
Good luck the rest of your season, including your non-Rose Bowl bowl game.
901 coming on Saturday ChicagoBIGRed!
Lets do it up good too.
I say, we make this a trophy game for real.
Make half of a crystal football Blue with a half of the white stripe of a football Maize. Half red with the white stripe white. Put it on a base so it's detachable like that 1997 crystal football trophy is (that belongs here) and call it the "Undisputed Championship".
is an awesome idea. Especially with the loss of the Notre Dame rivalry for the forseeable future.
It would definitely be pretty awesome... but there's something weird about starting up something now, although I still fully support the idea.
It should be a blogosphere level trophy - instead of the programs themselves handing it back & forth, it should reside in Brian Cook's office (office? bedroom? dungeon-esque underground lair?) and the headquarters of an esteemed Nebraska blog.
A nice fan from a rival fanbase congratulating us profusely... RDT is that you?
I'd hardly consider Alabama a rival of Michigan.
You seem confused as to who RDT is.
Ignore me, I'm an idiot who can't read properly
I'd like to say that I am one of the bigger sniffer-outers of bullshit on this board. I think this guy is legit, and will not affix the RDT moniker. Nebraska fans are notoriously awesome, I for one am not skeptical at this point.
I only hear good things about Nebraska fans
We must fight the urge to like Nebraska fans. They are sweet-talking savages who will eat your heart given the chance.
everyone that last year I tailgated with some Red fans. They were the best. I actually like them. I feel the same way about NWU too; but NEB fans are just too damned nice. I cant hate them.
wait a minute, I thought they only ate Bugs?
Saw this post on the sidebar and knew immediately it had to be from a Nebraska fan or maybe Northwestern but I'm not sure they actually have fans.
that is all..
I'm in the process of arranging a last-minute trip from the Bay Area to Lincoln with a buddy of mine. I've heard Nebraska has the best gameday atmosphere in the country. I went to last year's game in Ann Arbor and there were tons of Nebraska fans who made the trip. They were also some of the classiest visiting fans I've seen in Ann Arbor. Hope we represent Michigan in kind.
another tradition rich and successful program.
I know, Sparty was getting tiresome
I see what you did there
that Nebraska and Michigan have something in common besides a large number of victories:
He coached Nebraska to an 8-3 record in 1898.
Yost liked us better.
thank God he did.
Just noticed that 4 of the 9 even 100 victories were shutouts...Pretty awesome!
Not that surprising. In the early 1900s, probably half of all games were shutouts.
I was happy to see NEB come into the B1G. But it is so damned far to see a ball game. Good luck to your team this year (other than us). I look forward to years and years of good comppetition.
There's a Cornhusker Bar right down the street from my apartment in Vegas. I'm tempted to walk into it next Saturday with my Michigan hoodie on. Wonder how that will go over?
The game Saturday night should be epic. I'm very nervous but excited for a clean game.
We're looking forward to picking up win #1000 oh, sometime in late 2021 or early 2022.
Let's say we make the B1G championship game an average of every other year under Hoke. Seems reasonable. That would mean we play an average of 13.5 games per season.
Michigan's all-time winning percentage is .735. That means we should pick up an average of 9.92 wins per season. Therefore, exactly 10 years from last week's Sparty game we should have 99 more wins... meaning that Saturday, October 29, 2022 should be our 1000th win.
Thanks for the note, ChicagoB1GRed. I'm hoping to make it to Lincoln for a game one day, I've heard you have a great gameday atmosphere.
As an aside, wasn't sure what you are referring to with "No Oklahoma...here". I know they have had a checkered past, I thought they were pretty much on the up and up these days.
yes, lately those schools have stayed out of trouble, but as my post was praising Michigan's accomplishment over the long haul, my point was to contrast your program vs their many past cheating transgressions. Programs winning 800+ games is a short list, those winning them the right way, the list is even shorter.
I wonder if this is going to be a trend now with every hundredth win.
Win #800 (over Wisconsin in 2000) was also a low scoring, nerve wrecking game that wasn't decided until late in the 4th quarter with Drew Henson throwing across his body back to the middle of the end zone to David Terrell. The whole time the ball was in the air, Brent Musberger was screaming, "Dangerous! Real dangerous!!!"
So you have that and then a game winning field goal over one of your rivals in the final seconds for win #900. I can only imagine what the 1,000th win will be like.
Thanks for the post. I have always admired Nebraska and am very excited to have you in the Big Ten. Big Red has always seemed proud, gracious and fanatic - just like a powerhouse program should be.I can't wait to catch a game in Lincoln.
Nebraska vs. Michigan
Total meetings: 7
Series: Michigan leads 4-2-1
Last: 2011 (Michigan beat Nebraska 45-17 in Ann Arbor, MI)
1905: (W) 31-0
1911: (T) 6-6
1917: (W) 20-0
1962: (L) 13-25
1986: (W) 27-23 Fiesta Bowl (Jan 1st)
1997: I wish!
2005: (L) 28-32 Alamo Bowl (Pitch the ball to Breaston!)
2011: (W) 45-17
Thanks ChicagoB1GRed...now I have a question for you:
Will your defense be able to slow our offense down enough to win this game? I'm pretty suren Nebraska is going to score 20+ points on us...your offense is pretty amazing. But do you think you can keep us from scoring 30? And if so, why?
This is definitely a toss-up game, but I like how Michigan matches-up against Nebraska. Seems like our strengths (run defense, run offense) are going to make this a tough game for you.
Admittedly defense hasn't been the team's strength this year. But it's not as bad as it looks. OSU, Wisconsin, and NW got a lot of quick easy points off turnovers.
Some Nebraska stats that worry me the most and have caused us big problems against better competition:
Turnover Ratio: last in the B1G and 110th nationally
Lost Fumbles: last in the B1G and nationally
We won't stop Michigan's offense or have a good chance to win doing that.
Not sure what to think about Michigan's run defense. The stats look good, but only three teams you've played run the ball well, you stopped ND but Air Force and Bama did OK.
to discount the results of the AFA game, or say they didn't matter (people shouldn't, and they do), but the problem in that game had a lot to do with scheme. Mattison wasn't pleased with his own performance that game, and hasn't been a liability against anyone else. Supposedly, the problem was looking at outdated schemes designed to stop the triple-option, and then not adjusting quickly enough. If you're interested, this is what Brian linked to in the AFA UFR:
The biggest surprise in this game was how poorly Michigan defended the option. They spent most of the game in a 3-deep 4-4, with the safety assigned to the pitch man. Sound familiar? No wonder Air Force was able to move the ball. After playing both Navy and Air Force several times in his career, you’d think that Brady Hoke would have known better.
That article in turn links to this one, which breaks down UGA's inability to stop GT doing basically what we tried against AFA.
Taking a look at Brian's UFR grading, he gave Mattison a score of +9 -8 for a score of +1 against Nebraska last year, while he gave Mattison a score of +7 -13 for a score of -6 against AFA this season. Again, not trying to say any of this didn't happen, just that Mattison had an especially bad outing (I don't recall every score Brian graded offhand, but I doubt Mattison has had as bad of a game as he did against Air Force).
Notre Dame in Norman, Oklahoma and Michigan in Lincoln, Nebraska.
How many all-time wins between the four of them?
Michigan is #1 in all-time victories, Nebraska is #3, ND is #6, and Oklahoma is #7 (according to sports-reference.com, which seems like it may be missing some victories for some schools).
how difficult it to find hotel rooms on game weekends and where are the best restaurants?
going to type and auto-correcting!
This is how you do an opposing fan congratulatory post.