Ok, now that thats off my chest, lets talk.
Yesterday was the worst, most painful goal line stand against since......
2005 Notre Dame.....Forcier could not have sneaked it any worse than Henne did twice, somehow fumbling once. The whole game rivaled yesterday as I dont think a Michigan team has left as many points on the field and come up as empty in the red zone since that game either.
1996 Purdue.....The Wolverines, in the heart of the Rose Bowl race, lost 9-3 to a Purdue team about as bad as this year's Illinois club. A bunch of turnovers killed the day, most notably a fumble on the way into the endzone. The ball carrier was defensive tackle William Carr, brought in a la Frig Perry to barrel in from the one. I am still shocked Lloyd called that play. Why in the world we gave him even another year is beyond me.
1990 MSU......and I am not talking about the infamous 2-pt conversion. Nope, I am talking about a Sparty team with a losing record stoning #1 Michigan at the goal earlier in the game. Eerie to Saturday's game. The stand happened in the closing seconds of the first half, really only about 2 minutes earlier of game clock than the fateful one the other day. And like against Illinois, Michigan was on the verge of taking complete control of the game and would not have looked back. Instead, it got dominated over the next quarter and a half. I knew we should have fired Moeller when we had the chance.
1987 Long Beach State.......The 49ers stopped Michigan at the 1 on their opening drive. Michigan only won 49-0. Unacceptable.
1985.....Illinois. In a 3-3 game, Michigan fumbles within the Illinois 3 yard line in the fourth quarter. It never gets the ball back. Illinois completed every pass it through that day. Trust me. A missed field goal clanking off the goal post staved off defeat.
1980.....South Carolina. A goal line fumble in the fourth quarter paves the way for a 17-14 loss and a second September loss. Why come we didnt just Wildcat it to AC is beyond me.
I could have included settling for field goals in the 1981 OSU and Iowa games, but those werent really goal line stands.
Any others that I am missing......and, the original question, Saturday's was more painful or the worst one since.
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