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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Classic Remote Control


Classic Remote Control is your direct line to ESPN Classic programming. Each week we will select one of your suggestions and present the game on Sunday's at 7 p.m. ET (and Monday's at 11 a.m. ET).

Zak Kustok
QB Zak Kustok is one of the players helping Northwestern deal with the loss of Wheeler.
This Week's selection is the 2000 college football matchup between Northwestern and Michigan at Ryan Field. Ron Bender of Wheeling, IL was one of the many users to request this classic game.

"It was one of the greatest games I ever saw," explains Bender. "I did watch it live on ABC but didn't have ESPN Classic at the time when it was replayed the following week. I have never jumped so high when the A-Train fumbled in the Northwestern game in the final seconds. The whole game was exciting until the joyous end."

Good call, Ron. We want you and all college football fans to see this wild, high scoring affair as the teams combined for nearly 1,200 yards.

2000 College Football
Northwestern 54, Michigan 51
Sunday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. ET.

Zak Kustok completed an 11-yard crossing pass to Sam Simmons with 20 seconds remaining to cap No. 12 Northwestern's remarkable 54-51 victory over Michigan in Evanston, Ill. Simmons caught 12 passes for 124 yards. The underdog Wildcats had only beaten the Wolverines twice since 1966.

Northwestern showed its balance in accumulating 654 yards offense (332 rushing, 322 passing) on 90 plays and scoring on 10 of 14 possessions. Running back Damien Anderson ran for 268 yards and two TDs on 31 carries. Kustok passed for two TDs and ran for two more.

Michigan's offense was equally impressive, gaining 535 yards on 81 plays. Drew Henson was 23-of-35 for 312 yards and David Terrell caught nine of those passes for 117 yards and three touchdowns. Anthony Thomas (three TDs) ran for 199 yards.

The Wolverines led 28-10 before the Wildcats scored on seven straight possessions to grab a 46-45 lead.

What would you like to see on ESPN Classic?
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