Six seconds left in a tie game, no timeouts remaining, and Anthony Carter runs an in-cutting route 20 yards short of the end zone for the game-winning catch-and-run. This is something that only Anthony Carter could do, and even then only in 1979 against a team coached by Lee Corso, because how do you let that happen?
[Hit THE JUMP for another play from that game that could only happen a long time ago, plus a few more GIFs from Indiana games past.]
Click the still frames to open each GIF in a lightbox. Some of these are from WolverineHistorian's "10 Memorable Plays Against Indiana" video, which you should watch.
1979: Pitch It To Corso
Anthony Carter made the play that everyone remembers, of course, but he couldn't have done it without a heads-up play by senior fullback Lawrence Reid (NTLR). Reid caught a short pass from John Wangler and couldn't get to the sideline, so he pitched the ball out of bounds—directely to a hopping-mad Lee Corso—to stop the clock with six seconds left. This play is now illegal, obviously, but at the time was totally legitimate.
1989: Terminator Tony Boles
This 89-yard touchdown by Tony Boles still stands as the second-longest run in school history. I can't get over how much Boles runs like a robot programmed to simulate a very fast human.
1992: #1 Strikes Again
A different #1 this time, as Derrick Alexander somehow eluded the first wave of defenders on this 70-yard punt return touchdown in a 31-3 pasting of the Hoosiers.
1996: Woodson Does Woodson Things
Michigan faced a serious upset bid from Indiana, trailing 17-10 at halftime. Then Charles Woodson entered the game on offense, got the reverse everybody could see coming, and scored anyway to tie the game.
"We all knew it was coming," [Indiana coach Bill] Mallory said. "I'm probably lucky I didn't get called on that. I was almost out there to help the play. I could've sworn we had him, but that sucker was in and out of there."
David Bowens (remember him?) stuffed a sneak fourth-and-inches at the Michigan 29 to preserve a 27-20 win.
2004: No Breaston, No Problem
Steve Breaston sat out the 2004 game. Fortunately for Michigan, they had another future NFL player ready to return punts in Leon Hall, who took this one to the house with some help from Braylon Edwards—he's the guy turning the punter into a crimson turfstain.
2010: Denard Needs One Cut
Miss you, dude.