Best Michigan Games of All Time

Submitted by M Gulo Gulo on July 20th, 2015 at 9:07 AM

Hey MGoBlog,

I am putting together a list of the greatest Michigan Games of all time so that I can create a video libray of them so I can watch them and keep from going insane during the offseason. What are the greatest in the history of Michigan football and should be added to the list?

So far the list includes:

1969 vs osu (obviously)

1997 vs osu

2007 vs msu

1997 vs psu

1997 vs msu

2005 vs psu

2008 vs wisconsin

2008 vs florida

1950 vs osu (snow bowl)

2000 vs alabama (orange bowl)

2003 vs minnesota

1995 vs osu

1991 vs nd

2004 vs msu

2011 vs nd

2012 vs vt (sugar bowl)


Chuck Norris

July 20th, 2015 at 9:11 AM ^

2006 vs  PSU (the "Holy Shit Alan Branch just killed a man" game)

2011 vs Nebraska (the "Welcome to the B10" game)

2013 vs ND (the "Devin Gardner for Heisman" game)

Pretty much any game from 1997.



July 20th, 2015 at 12:52 PM ^

That Nebraska game was probably my favorite game in the Big House.

I was a tad drunk and a bit annoying as I'd yell "FUMBLE!" every time a Cornhusker was about to field a punt or kickoff (was only about 8 rows up at the 5 yard line so in my head, he could hear me).  Oddly enough, they fumbled 2 or 3 of them.  It got to the point where people around me were asking me to keep yelling it after I had stopped given my success rate.

I know, I know . . . Neat-o story bruh.

CRISPed in the DIAG

July 20th, 2015 at 1:26 PM ^

Glad I wasn't the only one.  if I could find a way to apologize to everyone in my section during that game, I would.  I showed up just as Denard completed that longish arm punt to Hemingway (?) right in front of me in the southwest corner.  Laugh-cried through the whole thing..."BEAT O-HI-O"......Long post-game at the tailgate.....thought we were back.


July 20th, 2015 at 9:15 AM ^

The obvious question is: Do they have to be Wins to be best of all time?  Can they be a great, back and forth, competitive game that unfortunately did not go our way?

If only wins count:

1988 OSU

1986 OSU

1985 OSU

1980 Rose Bowl - Bos first bowl win

1979 Indiana

1993 Ohio State




August 20th, 2016 at 4:16 PM ^

The Great Michigan Heartbreaks

'05 The Rose Bowl v Texas, where Michigan just couldn't stop Vince Young. 

'15 MSU-- The punting acumen was questionable all game.

'79 Rose Bowl where Charles White fumbled and they gave him the td.

'88 Miami-- Hurricanes scored 17 points with five minutes remaining.

'96? Colorado final play.

The OSU game is ok in my book but it doesn't make or break me.  So long as Blue beats ND and USC, when the occasion arises, i.e., win in the Rose Bowl, then it's a great season.  Beating Washington St in the Rose Bowl doesn't quite have the appeal of a USC, UCLA, Texas, or even Stanford. 

Thence the Rose Bowl where LeRoy Hoard ran over SC and where Wheatley ran over U Dub are the greatest wins in my book, next to that '06 destruction of ND.  The '97 destruction of PSU was nice


July 20th, 2015 at 9:14 AM ^

Not the Most exciting but one of the biggest upsets we've had on the road in decades . I would also add 2005 MSU into the mix . The one on Spartan Stadium where Stanton was suppose to crush a struggling Michigan team and we pulled it out in OT


July 20th, 2015 at 9:23 AM ^

but that was a really fun game to watch.  I am pretty sure Brady Quinn was close to tears. 

I think Lloyds last game, mentioned above, was one of the most fun games to watch. That offense was amazing that game. 

In person game was the 2009 ND game.  Wish Tate hadn't flamed out, cause he was a fun player to watch.

Wolverine In Iowa

July 20th, 2015 at 11:34 AM ^

All I remember was that fortunately, Tyrone Butterfield dropped a pass, stopping the clock.  Had he caught it, he would have been tackled immediately and time would have run out.  Not sure if that was the play before the TD pass, but we definitely didn't have enough time to run another play if he caught that pass.


July 20th, 2015 at 9:38 AM ^

I have to admit that psu game in 2005 was one I will remember.  We were sitting behind some psu fans that kept yelling we are ... never did I see such a change. Only sound they made was tears. I HAD TEARS OF LAUGHTER!


July 20th, 2015 at 9:43 AM ^

1995 game against UVA (Dreisbach to Hayes), the 1994 game against ND (Remy Hamilton), the 1989 UCLA game (I think Gillette got the winning field goal, the 2009 ND game and the 2010 67-65 win over Illinois.