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A rivalry that everybody wanted, two legendary programs that had a reputation for doing it the right way and two programs that were highly successful, too. 22 Penn State beats No. You could feel in the stadium not just joy, but, ‘OK, finally that’s over.’ They beat Michigan. Henne: “The two-second game will always go down in history. Lloyd Carr took over for Moeller at Michigan in 1995, but the Nittany Lions kept the momentum in the early years of the series. Even better. We should beat Michigan, and we did.”. Penn State is trying to stay unbeaten in defense of last season’s Big Ten championship. Penn State finished 7-6 in Franklin’s first year. Whenever you have that stage in that stadium, it’s an environment where you have to step up and one that calls for special things to happen.”, Akeel Lynch, Penn State running back (2013-15): “Coming out for that game was maybe my first shock as a player in college football. Penn State didn’t allow another score, and erupted for 32 unanswered second-half points. For the first time in program history, Michigan will host a game in December (Dec. 5 vs. Maryland). Four plays later, Belton scored a 2-yard touchdown that sent the “White Out” into an unforgettable frenzy — one that matched The Big House in 2005. Joe Paterno was coaching, and the game delivered. Two under Moeller. For Michigan, it was kind of, ‘We’re going to play one of our own.’”, Amani Toomer, Michigan receiver (1992-95): “I remember the novelty of Penn State being in the Big Ten. He wrote “Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football” and “Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football.” He remembers that scene: The first time Penn State’s blue stripe crashed against the winged helmets of Michigan. It feels like the ‘94 Penn State offense going up against the ‘97 Michigan defense. The Nittany Lions led 21-10 at halftime, but Michigan roared back to take a 34-24 fourth-quarter lead after Devin Gardner hit Devin Funchess for a 37-yard touchdown with 10:28 remaining. When the ball was snapped, it was just about believing in the fundamentals and making your throw because it’s going to be there. Michigan didn’t really catch my eye until my junior year.”. 22 Michigan 27, No. Michigan is looking to stay in the hunt for a Big Ten East Division title. I was still kind of a Penn State fan, and I always enjoyed watching them and being at Penn State. Brandstatter remembers looking at former Michigan play-by-play announcer Frank Beckmann in disbelief. Marcus Knight on a corner route. They had never played Michigan. O’Brien dealt with the fallout from NCAA sanctions from Penn State’s scandal. We just called them the ‘other’ team.”. He would become part of the most exciting finish in this rivalry’s history a few years later. Nov. 18, 1995: No. Henne led the Wolverines to the 10-yard line with one second remaining to create that memorable scenario. Tyrone Wheatley rushed for 192 yards for Michigan. The teams are 2-2 on neutral territory. Two under Carr. Bacon: “When Glen Steele sacks McQueary, that set the tone for the entire night. That really showed how good Penn State was in the ‘94 season. It’s the fastest play ever. Would the Nittany Lions be snakebitten one more time? The crowd was still there, but it was silent.”. Brady had other plans. Midway through Saturday night’s top 25 showdown between Michigan and Penn State, the school tweeted out that the game’s attendance at Beaver Stadium was 110,669. Saturday morning, the Michigan football team received its 2020 schedule. Nov. 7, 1998: No. We’ll have to see how things look in November before projecting anything about December, but on the surface, it might not be the worst year for Michigan to have an experienced running back group and size on both offensive and defensive lines. The Wolverines made good on all of Jackson’s talking points from there. 6 Penn State 27 (University Park). Brady made a play. In the Nittany Lions' two trips to Ann Arbor since Jim Harbaugh took over, the Wolverines have outscored them by a combined 91-17. Just mention the names. That was the game.”, Bacon: “The only thing missing from that Penn State game in 1993 was Bo Schembechler, but he was in the press box and whatnot. Penn State then had mechanical problems with the plane. Those were big names, and guys you knew were going to play on Sunday playing in those games. Why hasn’t this happened before?”, Steve Jones, Penn State play-by-play announcer: “You knew Ohio State and Michigan would be the marquee teams on the schedule, but Penn State had played Ohio State before. 2 Penn State 8 (University Park), This is the crown jewel of the series. I can’t imagine playing a team every single year and not getting over the hump, then finally getting over the hump. But the bottom line is that Michigan's schedule looks a lot better now than it did last week. “Penn State got to see the magic of Tom Brady. Michigan led 34-0 before the Nittany Lions put up a cosmetic score late. That’s what kind of game it was.”. Steele’s sack wasn’t the only big hit. 18 Michigan 40 (University Park). A distraught Paterno wouldn’t allow player interviews after the loss. Some fans might not truly believe a season will happen until it officially does, and they aren't entirely misinformed (the Big Ten's last schedule release preceded a postponed season by just six days). On a third down inside the red zone with 2:53 remaining, Collins hooked up with receiver Bobby Engram for the game-winning touchdown. That four-overtime victory is considered a game that pointed the program back in the right direction. They could have gone to the national championship, and they had a good team. Michigan safety Daydrion Taylor collided with Penn State tight end Bob Stephenson at the end of the first quarter. One second. Trap game — at Indiana, November 7. Paterno died on Jan. 22, 2012, just 15 days after Bill O’Brien took over as coach. Above all, it was how great that Michigan defense was that day. December 19 — TBD (Big Ten Champions Week). A night game at Penn State is as tough as any environment in college football. They needed a moment to come out of it. Then Michigan State was in green, and Ohio State was in red. Penn State took a 25-21 lead in the fourth quarter on Michael Robinson’s 3-yard touchdown run with 53 seconds remaining. Bacon: “Penn State had no business winning that game. “I think they delivered that day, and it’s delivered ever since. Two-way star Charles Woodson gave the Wolverines a 17-0 second-quarter lead — and emerged as the Heisman front runner — with a 37-yard touchdown pass from Brian Griese. If Joe Milton, a new-look offensive line and the Wolverines other new starters are going to help Michigan contend for anything in 2020, they’ll need to deliver beginning week one against a hungry Minnesota team that has plenty of momentum.


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