OK so trying to get a little conversation going on here. Please list your two favorite plays from Michigan football history. Mine are as follows: The Catch Desmond vs. Notre Dame, and Mario Manningham’s game winner against Penn State. I could list so many others, but those two forever stand out in my mind. Looking forward to what you guys have to say. GO BLUE
I’m going to remove the trophy winners from my consideration since they both made some very memorable plays. #2 Wangler to Carter to beat Indiana as the clock ran down. #1 Alan Branch (I think) leveling the PSU QB to set the tone early in the game between two highly ranked opponents, that ended up being a blowout for M.
Timberlakes 24 yrd TD run to cap the scoring on the M blowout of Oregon St in the '65 Rose Bowl. There, I’ve dated myself.
Michigan Football: Ahhhh the good ole days…BchRak
The Mario Manningham corner catch/Triple OT win against STAEE in 2004.
Mine was Woodson punt return vs OSU. This was key on many levels. I literally had a vision the night before, the play as it happened. I shared the story before the game with the guy who sits next to me every year. When they lined up, I called it, this is the one. Sure enough he ran it back right infront of us…
The play iced the win, trip to the rose bowl, trip to a national title, and cemented his heisman.
I have 5. Three were mentioned:
- Desmond’s catch at ND
- AC catch to beat Indiana
- Woodson Punt Return
- Desmond “Hello Heisman” Punt return
- Harbaugh to Kolesar to beat OSU
Both punt returns:
Good call. Thanks for the clips. They never get old. Irony the Desmond and Woodson returns were into the same end and similar in a lot of respects.
Two great calls on great plays. Wasn’t it great to hear Keith Jackson’s voice on the Desmond return?
absolutely. Particularly as it happened I was there and didn’t hear it as a broadcast. Keith Jackson was a classic announcer. There are none like him with that perfect blend of southern drawl and colorful excitement.
What about Barry Pierson’s punt return against OSU, and Ufer’s utterly fantastic description of the return.
Ufer was a legend. He brought radio broadcast to life. And where it may seem over the top…it was just Bob being Bob and genuine excitement