Most people on this Board know that 39 years ago in 1979, Michigan hosted Indiana for Homecoming, and the underdog Hoosiers overcame a 21-7 4th Quarter deficit to score two touchdowns with less than a minute left. Despite no OT back then, IU Head Coach Lee Corso (yes, that loudmouth) decided to just play for the tie, and opted kick the extra point instead of going for two, to make the score 21-21. Michigan had only 51 seconds to move down the field, and had one play left at IU's 45 with 6 seconds left. And the last play is legendary - Johnny Wangler hit freshman Anthony Carter on a post pattern, and Michigan won 27-21 as time expired.
I watched a terrific video clip from the 1979 Michigan Replay show, with a young Jim Brandstatter (looking sweet in his brown jacket and 70's hair) hosting Bo Schembechler, and watching the Wangler to Carter TD with Bob Ufer's radio call in the background.
For those of you young Mgobloggers who never got to hear Ufer do a game, it was absolutely incredible. There was, and will never be, anything like it. He truly had Maize n Blue blood running through his veins. Even Bo knew was in awe that Bob Ufer and his love for Michigan football. And Ufer's call of this play is so much damn fun to listen to.
As a pump up for hosting Indiana tomorrow, thought y'all may enjoy it: