M athletes beat up OSU football team in 1977

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on August 14th, 2017 at 12:48 PM

I never saw this clip shockingly until recently from Dr. Sap's great YouTube archive.

This is from 1977. 8 U-M lettermen from a variety of sports protect the Go Blue banner.

Michigan won the game and Big Ten Championship that day with a 14-6 over osu.


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August 14th, 2017 at 7:22 PM ^


Brutus, and the rest of the Buckeye fans, we're so f-Ing cocky & confident they would be victorious in 1983 that the Hairless Nut was taunting the north endzone crowd & waving his flag. To think that there would be no repercussions of being an asshat in your rival's stadium only speaks to the Neanderthal mentality of that mascot. He went down hard & good! There's a longer clip out there on YouTube from some Buckeye fan that shows Brutus getting up and continuing to taunt the crowd as he runs to the south endzone.

This year, like the song says, "It's going down for real!!!!"


August 14th, 2017 at 1:00 PM ^

Not all change is progress.

Can you imagine what would have happened had this happened last year?

  • The "WWL" would still be talking about it
  • there'd have been a 30 for 30
  • there would have been a slew of "harbaugh has lost control of his program" columns even though obviously
  • Gregg Doyel and Valenti would have lost the last of their neurons yelling about it
  • ugh i'm getting sick and will stop
  • but oh seriously the suspensions 


August 15th, 2017 at 7:29 AM ^

has taken a lot of grief over the years, and probably has done a few asshat things. However, give me some of that nastiness from our team. Make others fearful of coming to the Big House. The Raiders have benefited from this for decades.
My hat is off to those lettermen who took on the entire team without pads. Wish we could identify them.


August 14th, 2017 at 1:03 PM ^

I didn't watch, but since this was 1977, I am guessing they all assumed the John L. Sullivan old-timey boxer stance before fighting? And called each other "Huckleberries" and "foppish dandies"??


August 14th, 2017 at 2:28 PM ^

Really, anything Daniel Day Lewis said as Bill the Butcher in "Gangs of New York" is perfect:

"Here's the thing: I don't give a tuppenny fuck about your moral conundrum, you meat-headed shit-sack...Everything you see belongs to me, to one degree or another. The beggars and newsboys and quick thieves here in Paradise, the sailor dives and gin mills and blind tigers on the waterfront, the anglers and amusers, the she-hes and the Chinks. Everybody owes, everybody pays. Because that's how you stand up against the rising of the tide."


August 14th, 2017 at 1:07 PM ^

Woody comes out throwing elbows. The first time Ohio State attempted this, they caught Michigan off guard. I have no clue why you attempt it again, this was a demoralizing distraction for them.

The next year in Columbus, Michigan would destroy Ohio State 22-0


August 14th, 2017 at 2:48 PM ^

"The Michigan gladiators aren't even on the field yet."  Coaches should show this to the team before the Game.  I thought I couldn't hate osu more than I already do.  Pieces of crap.