10 memorable plays against Minnesota

Submitted by WolverineHistorian on October 3rd, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I'll make one of these every week for the upcoming B1G opponent we'll be facing.  (I really don't know what else to upload these days since T3Media goes on blocking spree of everything else I upload, unless I have highlights from multiple games in a video.) 

Anyway, here are ten of my favorite all time plays against Minnesota.  Embed below.  Which ones would you include in a top ten list?



October 3rd, 2013 at 3:49 PM ^

1. I miss spats.  Black shoes with white tape look SO cool IMO

2. I miss I form-Triple option football. Steve Smith was good but Ricky Leach was amazing

3. What the hell play did the Minnesota QB check out of to get into the sack?

4. VERY nice block from Griese on the reverse to Sir Charles

5. Was Desmond's catch before or after the ND catch cause they looked almost the same!

6. Devin's toss as #1?????  Common Man.......

As always your work is fantastic and appreciated!



October 4th, 2013 at 1:24 PM ^

I think Gardner's TD is a worthy #1.  We shouldn't sell it short just because it's recent.  That was one of the most unbelievable TD passes I've ever seen a Michigan QB make and it came on 3rd and 17 no less, in a game in which we hadn't done anything at all offensively.


October 3rd, 2013 at 4:47 PM ^

If I am not mistaken, that was Sam Sword on the kill against Cory Sauter in #7. I was actually at that game. 

This was pretty awesome - I can't wait for the next one. Memories of Minnesota games past abound here. 

Generic MGoBlogger

October 3rd, 2013 at 5:04 PM ^

The Navarre double pass is easily one of my favorite plays of all time just because I absolutely idolized it as a kid... People may think Devin's throw shouldn't be #1, but really, his throw was a turning point for that season.  At that point in the game, Devin had already thrown a pick, we were struggling on offense, and we looked to be headed to a 6-6 or 7-5 season with the way things were going without Denard. That throw was surely one of the best things that could have happened last season.


October 3rd, 2013 at 5:39 PM ^

"Devin had already thrown a pick"

You don't say?  And we still won, DG's that talented.

The coaches should give him a free pick every game just to get it out of his system so he does not freak out and get the yips when it happens.  

Make it glorious.  How about a soccer throw-in to the linebackers?  Maybe an arm punt into three-deep coverage?  What about one of those off-the-foot specials like in the Rose Bowl against USC?  

Be creative and have fun with it.



October 3rd, 2013 at 8:25 PM ^

I can't see the list on my phone. One play I remember was my freshman year 1983. Game was at the Metrodome and Steve Smith kept the ball on an option play and ran ~75 yards for a touchdown.

Prince Lover

October 4th, 2013 at 2:32 AM ^

It was the inaugural golf tournament a bunch of friends created, we convened on Heckyl Island, SC for a 3 day 5 round golf tournament. That Saturday night was spent in a hotel bar getting drunk and scaring the locals with our celebratory debauchery. Needless to say, the golf tournament has lasted every year since. Not always on that weekend, but that weekend is always brought up.