No, the Alumni ran onto the field and the students yelled down in front.
Did the students rush the field?
I see what you did there...
A score of only 5 just isn't adequate for that post.
Internet says yes. http://instagram.com/p/RBZDDpgk3j/
It doesn;t really make sense but it was a lot of fun! Haha the combination of finally beating MSU for the first time and 900 sent us over the edge. Go Blue!
They ran out because it was win #900. Yeah, that's the ticket....
a worthy cause to rush the field.
Not officially? The students rushed after the team had returned to the locker room.
That's not exactly rushing the field...more of an eventual jaunt.
Some people got onto the field right after the game, but most people got stopped by the police or security. Then there was the video about the team getting 900 wins. It started as a slow bleed of people, eventually everyone just went.
I was really hoping they wouldn't, this is Michigan fergodsakes, we don't rush the field for Sparty.
It's fun to jab, but State played a hell of a game and I'm sick of this childish lil bro bullshit. They're a squad to be reckoned with. Stop being Mr. Condescending.
We don't rush the field for MSU. ~Bo
How about for the 900th win? I dont think Bo would have a problem with that if he were alive.
the fans were excited and enjoying the moment
+1 for the stripes reference!
Were you there to see how they prepared for the game? If so, kudos to you sir, as you must be part of the football program.
A really miserable existence.
If a last second win vs. your instate rival you haven't beaten in 4 years doesn't? Might be time to find a new hobby if this one never brings you pleasure.
Around here we've gone through a month of screaming for just this game plan; stick with the run even if they're stacking the box and not force Denard to not play to his strengths. You may not have been one of them following Brian's lead, but people got what hey wanted today.
I find the whole "Sam Webb, don't let them think they matter to us" mentality usually masks that it matters a whole lot o the person who doth object too much. If you really didn't care about them you wouldn't care what thy think.
And it's not really a news flash that any game you lose pisses off fans, and any game you win should make you happy. It went through. MSU gets to be sad, not us. Well, except for you.
How any criticism is met with snark but you didn't give any rational analysis. And did you say you took no pleasure? Well, actually, yes.
I've never been so unhappy after a win.
So, yeah, unless you take pleasure in being unhappy.... You later say you're happy with the win, but you're more unhappy than ever before and happy. So maybe you want to have your personalities huddle first before you throw stuff out.
Even Brian, who's as analytical and critical as ANYBODY, his first take is "eat it MSU". And he's even had 2 days to mull it over. You're reaction right after the game is ANGAR!!! If beating your rival for the first time after 4 years of losing and shutting them up doesn't make you happy, football probably doesn't make you happy often. If you're not happy unless you're not only winning, but winning by 40 points so you can rub it in Spartan fans faces, then you're not going to be happy very often. You take no pleasure from it. Find something else to do with your time that you enjoy more. It's more healthy.
Saturday night is a time to be excited and bask in a win over one of our biggest rivals. Today, tomorrow, one wants to say what we can do better? Fine. But if you're not excited by Saturday, not much in college football will get you excited.
Everyone relax. We won't storm the field when we beat them in 2014.
I just feel sorry for you. I was there and I had an amazing time.
Lighten up bro.
Bo could say that because he only lost four games to Michigan State HIS ENTIRE CAREER. We had just lost four in a row. Different context.
point. I never disagree with Bo tho.
and Sparty was always awful. This MSU team is coming off of back to back 11 win seasons and a shared B1G championship in 2010. So please, consider the context.
you really need to find some new things to be bothered about. As others have mentioned, the fans used to rush the field all the time. They rushed the field in '79 against Indiana for crying out loud.
This was a last second victory against a bitter rival, in the marquee home game of the year.
graduating in '88 with Bo still in place, I never thought I would see us rush the field for a two point win over Sparty. But then if you consider it was #900, and the students who are there now haven't seen a win over MSU, you can start to rationalize it. But even more, virtually every other close game we have played against MSU, we have lost (save Braylon in triple OT); maybe this is a good omen for the future. Even if in those close games Sparty needed pass interference flags to get stuck in a back pocket, or for 1 second to last an eternity. Any other time two First and Goals didn't get TD's in the only trips to the red zone, we would have surely lost. Brady has got us some Karma!!!
I'll allow it. Like OSU last year, it means a lot when we can beat a rival after so many years of incompetence
I rushed the field last year. It was my last game at Michigan as a student. Obviously Ohio wasn't great last year, but it just so satisfying after everything that happened the last three years. A wonderful release on a beautiful day. Wish I could have been there to do it again.
If that doesn't make a recruit wanna commit I don't know what will. Talk about atmoshpere.
An atmosphere (New Latin atmosphaera, created in the 17th century from Greek ἀτμός [atmos] "vapor" and σφαῖρα [sphaira] "sphere") is a layer of gases that may surround a material body of sufficient mass, and that is held in place by the gravity of the body. An atmosphere may be retained for a longer duration, if the gravity is high and the atmosphere's temperature is low. Some planets consist mainly of various gases, but only their outer layer is their atmosphere.
were well revieved by the recruits.
Who cares, the seniors in that group just got deflowered.
Senior here: I do not have my flower anymore
Also i was one of the first on the field
Then a lot more rushed. I sat in section 18 row 2 and got on the field got a few pics then got off. Right after the game was over they announced the 900th win with a special video. I think people rushed because of the 900 th win more than anything.
Students rush the field every 100 victories. See you at 1000.
Free Press article says the students interfered with Spartys band playing the post game and they weren't able to play a single note. Lolololol!
They finally gave up and hit the tunnel after standing out there in formation for awhile. By the time the "please clear the field for the MSU band" announcement came out they were pretty much gone.
absolutely true i was down there and they were all ready to play but they got mobbed basically by crazed fans and had to try and make their way to the tunnel. it was hilarius
More importantly, did I see Lloyd Brady on TV at around 8:37 in the 4th (I think) quarter? Anyone with DVR got that covered?
but not the time - defintely spotted him during a student section camera pan-over
Changed the momentum of the game. Once I saw Lloyd himself, I knew it was a victory.
Absolutely no problem with it. Combination of 4 years of frustration, 900th win, and a last second come from behind win - let the kids have some fun and rush the field.
Normally do I want to rush the field for Sparty? No. But after the 4-5 years the students have endured, particularly the in-state ones, you guys go for it.
And you can't say it wasn't exciting.
Exactly. And I wish people wouldn't invoke Bo in their righteous indignation. Bo lost four games to Michigan State his entire career. We had just lost four in a row. If ending a four game losing stream against your bitter rival in thrilling fashion coupled with notching the 900th win in the history of your program isn't reason enough to rush the field, then I don't know what is.
Or students HAVE been there before. Stop living in 1975.
Exactly. And we are only 6-4 in the last decade.
Bitter rival list:
2. Notre Dame (to hell with them).
3. Sparty. And it's a distant 3rd.
I put Sparty above Notre Dame. A rival who we don't even play every year and who isn't in our conference cannot outrank an in-state conference rival whom we play every single year.
It's all about how you feel, not about logic. I enjoy a win over Notre Dame. I expect a win over Sparty.
Given that Notre Dame hasn't done much better than Sparty recently (current season notwithstanding), I expect a win over Notre Dame, too. We should have and would have beat them this year, if it wasn't for 6 turnovers. But there's no reason why I can't enjoy a win over a team I expect us to beat.
think the First Law of Thermodynamics should be repealed. The students already RUSHED the field. Is what is, and it's sweet.
It is great to see the fan base so excited. Especially after what we have experienced the last 5 years.
The players ran to the studentsection like usual and after they cleared out the students filed over.it was a great atmosphere and with that and win 900 perfectly appreciate. As for me, my 5 year old son insisted upon getting on and I am a good father so we did.
Every time Michigan hits a milestone like becoming the only team to win 900 games, you can rush the field if you beat umass for all I care. It's a big deal + a rivalry game win + streak snapped.
I'm not a student but I totally rushed the field. It's something I've never done and something I might not be able to do again. I've never been on the Big House carpet before so it was pretty unique. Win 900 helped. Pretty emotionally taxed after that one. Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.
the world swingin from yo nuts.
Everyone cheered the players from their seats until they went into the tunnel. Then they flashed the 900 wins on the score board and everyone went nuts and rushed the field.
People who hate on students rushing the field/court/etc. have forgotten/never experienced what it's like to be in a student section watching your school win an exciting game.
I mean, yeah, this is a bit of an iffy game to do it, and the fact it took a day and a half for the students to actually do it didn't help things along, but I'll give it a pass. Let 'em have fun. That's what college is for.
And if Dantonio or Narduzzi get all hot and bothered even just a little bit, or RCMB melts down a little more as a result of a field rush, well, that's like a 5th quarter of win in my book.
The fact that the (MGO)fanbase is arguing over context, relevance, lil' brother, etc. means we shouldn't be rushing the field. If this was a moment worth rusing the field we would all agree for the most part. Context does matter but four years out of many decades isn't enough context for me. My opinion is that if we're going to call them lil' brother, don't rush. If we think we should beat them, don't rush. If we are a better team, don't rush.
I think it had to do more with the fact that it was the 900th win.
I wasn't there so it's hard for me to tell. I assume everyone knew, but did they announce it was the 900th win after the fact causing the "rush"?
They showed a little video on the board mentioning win #100, #200, #300, and so on and then mentioned that this was win #900.
I don't think that was why students rushed. I think it had more to do with the fact that we won a dramatic game on a last-second field goal. And that's as good a reason as any. People need to lighten up.
I'm with Bo on this. No rushing the field for MSU. I've been on that field after a game twice: 1997 OSU, 2011 OSU. 2012 Sparty does not make the cut.
I was on that field for a win against friggin Indiana once. Remember that? Wangler to Carter; Ufer having a stroke; the band fumbling to turn their hats; and pandamonium.
I high fived Steve fucking Hutchingson. He was the first person I saw on the field after I made the leap onto the field. Woot mother fuckers!!!!
I was at his pre-game tailgate somewhat randomly. Friend of a friend type deal.
when you haven't beaten your neighbors in four years...and they guy running their show twists the knife as much as possible with a dick grin on his face....and you have to face all the assinine office 'staee' fan shenanigans, usually at the most inappropriate times........and your neighbor is a total douche who doesn't wear state gear except when they win.
Yes by all means, rush the field, be happy. It means something.
I got down to the field about six minutes after the initial rush. Got some pics/video ground level. High fived strangers, screamed my lungs out, and celebrated a last second win, michigans 900th win, a win over Sparty, and my 29th birthday in a mind blowing fashion. I drove ten hours, and it was my first time at the stadium; I'm ecstatic that the field was rushed.
Did Bo really say what people above are claiming, or is that some kind of MGoBlog urban legend? I believe fans stormed the field after the 1979 Indiana game when AC caught the game-winning TD. They used to do it fairly regularly back then. Fans didn't take themselves that seriously in Bo's heyday.
Before the field was lowered, rushing the field was pretty much a regularity after any big win. I'd like to see a legit source on that Bo quote because it sounds pretty apocryphal.
Going to check the MGoBlog's 1979 archives tonight and I'll get back to you tomorrow on that.
I was there. Fans used to rush the field while the players were still on it. And they used to rip the goal posts down too.
I'll confirm that. I was there. It was very easy, you just jumped over a three foot wall and ran out. There was no security that stopped you, so everyone did it a lot.
Eventually they started putting security around the goalposts becasuse of the expense of replacing them. When the field was lowered, they kept people out, mostly to protect the delicate ill-fated natural turf. When they went back to artificial grass, they still kept people out, mostly out of habit.
They only recently let it go for the big pent-up-demand wins against OSU and MSU. They will now return to their regularly scheduled police state at Michigan Stadium. The kids who rushed the field may be the last ones to do it for decades.
It wasn't a rush. But they did get on the field.
Yes, they did. But like many have said, it wasn't so much a "rush."
Here's one of the official shots from the Michigan Photo Store:
They did. And you know what? Good for them, it'll be an awesome memory. I never rushed the field as a student (1998-2002). I think it would have been cool to have done once.
I went on the field and I would do it again. However, it didnt seem like the students rushed the field. they kind of just seemed to want to celebrate there. It was my first time back in 8 years, and to have the game end like that was special, in my opinion. The only other time I rushed the field was actually at Marshall in 2003 or so. I went with a coworker who had just graduated from Marshall. Roethlisberger was playing for Miami that year. Leftwich was out and the backup QB (Stan Hill) scored with four seconds left for the win. The game made headlines because a MU coach on the field, after the game, drilled some guy and his head bounced off the carpet. Then, other MU coaches threw their computers though the wall of the press box. It was a wild scene that night, but tonight was just fun and enjoyable. I don't see anything wrong with it.