They're in the 3rd quarter - just found the game on TV. Brees and Henson playing QBs.
Maybe someone wants to remember the Good Ole Days...
Maybe someone wants to remember the Good Ole Days...
We lose. Unless you want to remember the offense failing to show up in the second half is not just a RichRod thing...
This is the game after which I came to believe that football had passed Lloyd by. We had a 3 score lead against a potent offense, our own offense was looking unstoppable, Henson was killing it in the passing game, and we basically closed up shop at halftime and didn't throw the ball again until we were down 32-31 with under 7 minutes to play.
Case study in classic Bo/Woody football conservatism, face to face with a more modern attack.
Absolutely excruciating to watch the failure to deploy our considerable offensive talent to its fullest.
Not only are we seeing games from the past, but we're going into the future! (post time is from before the time change...)
oh the glory days of Jim Herrmann defenses that were amazing.....for 3 quarters
when M went up 28-10 in Q2 of this game, okay, now I can relax a little. Nope! Three weeks later at Northwestern, when M scored to go up 28-10, I knew better than to relax.
I was at this one, probably the longest ride home I've ever had. That year was so painful, with the close UCLA loss on the road (Navarre playing for injured Henson), this one to Purdue (up 28-10 @ the half), and the shootout @ Northwestern (54-51 loss; A-Train fumble when the game was in our hands ugggghh). Must admit though, that Michigan team was loaded with talent.
Both of our coordinators were loaded with amazing talent and always knew how to blow it. I hated both of them because of it. Never lived up to expectations and it was annoying.
Post-peak Carr Era. (I believe that era peaked in the Orange Bowl win.) Devastating loss to Northwestern, when Anthony Thomas fumbled breaking up the sideline, and all he had to do was get a first down (which he had) to seal the win. And even then they had a FG attempt to tie at the last second.
Then there was the UCLA game. Henson was hurt, so Navarre got the start. Michigan blew a lead (a trend that would haunt them all year), and Navarre got picked off with Michigan just outside the UCLA red zone with about a minute remaining. Epstein missed field goals, and Navarre turned in the worst Michigan QB performance of the Carr Era. I punched a hole in the wall at my parents' house.
I was living abroad through all but the UCLA debacle, and it was back when you could get free radio broadcast over the internet. I left my apartment for the night at halftime of the Purdue game, with Michigan up two touchdowns. That night, my girlfriend called me and told me her dog died, and also the final score, and I was just in utter shock. My girlfriend was going to pieces because of the dog, and I just kept asking about the game. Which was better than after the Northwestern game, when I threw all the contents of my apartment out of the third story window, including my computer, and had to explain it all to college authorities.
The dong punches were different back then, and by comparison they seem quaint, but living through it was no easier.
My only trip to W. Lafayette.
Best memory, Henson throwing a TD to Terrell in the back of the end zone, right in front of me. Henson had some zip on the ball. Worst: not being able to pick up the first down in the 4th quarter, knowing we were about to lose.
i went to the 04 game with Shazors sweet air hit. one of the best games i went to even though the final score was 16-14. It was so great that my dad and myself returned home from that 3-4 hour drive and watching the game again at 2 in the morning.
I went to the '96 game at West Lafayette. For some reason, the coaching staff gave the ball to a D-Lineman on the goal line, and big ole William Carr fumbled. For the fourth quarter drive that never came, Michigan would have headed to our end of the field as my Dad and I had tickets on the 10 yard line down by the big scoreboards. Alas, the offense never came down that far on the field, and we lost to Jim Colletto's team 9-3. At least in retrospect, I got to see a future Heisman winner that day.
A strong hatred for Purdue. This game I remember watching when I was little. the 2000 game one of Brees's "classics". BLAH. I hope we kick the shit out of the Boil-Makers this Saturday.
All I had to do was look at the thread title and I knew I didn't want to watch. Why bother?
Also, did it seem like it to any other Michigan fan in the Drew Brees era that the dude seemed to have an eternity of eligibility? Every season, "oh shit, this guy is STILL around?"
I was watching the Wings beat the Bruins cause as soon as the TV voice over said "Coming up, Purdue's last drive propels Brees and the Boilmakers to an unforgettable finish." FUCK THAT. And I changed the channel.
I was at this game. I was also at the infamous 54-51 Northwestern game that year. My bad, y'all.
If I remember correctly, we were up 28-10 at halftime of each of those games. If only we had an at least average defense that year...what could have been.
We indeed led 28-10 in both games, though in the case of NW it was in the middle of the second quarter, not at halftime. But both times it was a mirage. We weren't really stopping them defensively; PU/NW were just shooting themselves in the foot in the red zone in the first half. In the second they cashed in on every opportunity, while we sputtered. We came very close to winning both games, but if we had, it would have been a by-the-skin-of-our-teeth escape, not anything convincing. (For instance, everyone remembers AT's fumble, but people forget that immediately before that, a totally uncovered NW receiver dropped a pass in the endzone on 4th down.)