A short psuedo-documentary about the last play of Michigan-Indiana in 1979, including Ufer's call. This is a part of a series on Ufer posted by YouTube user GhostsofMichigan.
"I've never been so happy, in all my cotton-pickin' fifty-nine years"
The TD dance that AC does is classic! Denard needs to do that dance this week now that would be awesome!
and I can still see the smile on my dad's face when he walked in the door 3 hours after the game.
That was awesome. Every time I hear it I get chills.
Side note: 2:15 in the video.. is that still legal? Pretty good awareness, surprised that doesn't happen more often if it's still legal.
That's not legal anymore. It's so funny to see old clips of guys doing that, though.
it was because of that very play, iirc, that the rule got changed during the off season so that the next year, 1980, was the first that that was no longer legal.
Intentionally throwing the ball out of bounds was legal in those days. Which makes me wonder why Lee Corso was throwing such a fit. But the rule was changed, I believe, the following year.
It was also legal in the 70's to stand on the back of another player to block field goals. And committing a defensive pass interference resulted in a 30 yard penalty. Those stupid rules saved Notre Dame's ass against a certain opponent in 1979 and 1980 that I won't mention...but I'm sure you can figure out who I'm talking about.
All of these rules were changed to the current format around 1981.
That play makes my nipples hard -- every time I hear it!
I was there that day as a Freshman in the Marching Band. A magical play. Three years ago I had the chance to meet Lee Corso and talked to him about that moment and his catching of Edwards intentional fumble. He said nothing in his coaching days ever made him more upset than that intentional fumble.
That was the only time Corso was even close to competing with us. What was truly telling was that when Indiana scored with just over a minute to go, he didn't even think about going for two. A tie was as good as an upset for them.
These were the scores the rest of the time we played Corso.
1973: Michigan-49 Indiana-13
1974: Michigan-21 Indiana-7
1975: Michigan-55 Indiana-7
1976: Michigan-35 Indiana-0
1980: Michigan-35 Indiana-0
1981: Michigan-38 Indiana-17
1982: Michigan-24 Indiana-10
That video and call gives me goosebumps everytime I hear it. Incredible. As great as that was, lets not recreate that this weekend. I'd prefer a good ole butt whooping.
mmmm i would love a hot herring under my cumberbun right now.
I think what makes that play even greater was that the game would have resulted in a tie. Scoring when the game was tied back then made it all that more special when we scored.
"They aren't even going to try the extra point. Who cares? Who gives a damn?!"
Brought a damn tear to my eye, and I was still 7 years in the making when this happened.
My parents were at that IU game while grad students at U of M, to this day the only win my dad finds truly more exciting was Tim's 313 yarder.