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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Classic Michigan-Ohio State


ESPN Classic celebrates the Michigan - Ohio State rivalry with a look at some of the best clashes between the two powerhouses on Sunday, Nov. 24 from Noon - 8 p.m. ET. The eight hours of action culminate when Ohio State rallies to win in Michigan in 1987, giving Earl Bruce his last victory as coach. Here's the complete schedule:
All times eastern

Archie Griffin
Ohio State's Archie Griffin is the only two-time winner (1974-75) of the Heisman Trophy.
Classic Michigan-Ohio State
Sunday, Nov. 24
Noon - 8 p.m. ET

Noon - Ohio State at Michigan (1979)
Jim Laughlin blocked a punt and Todd Bell scooped it up and returned it 18 yards for the decisive touchdown with 11:21 to play as Ohio State earned a trip to the Rose Bowl with an 18-15 victory over Michigan. The Wolverines John Wangler completed two long passes to Anthony Carter, the first a 59-yard TD score just two minutes in, and the second for 66 yards up the sideline that set up a one-yard TD rush by Roosevelt Smith for a 15-12 lead.

With his team trailing 7-3, Art Schlichter, who completed 12 of 22 passes for 196 yards, drove 72 yards in 90 seconds to set up a field goal to make it 7-6 at the half. Schlichter then hooked up with Chuck Hunter for an 18-yard deflected, finger-tip scoring pass in the third for a 12-7 OSU lead.

2 p.m. - Michigan at Ohio State (1974)
No. 4 Ohio State defeats previously unbeaten and No. 3 Michigan 12-10 behind the running of Archie Griffin, who is on his way to the first of two consecutive Heisman Trophies, to win the Big Ten championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl.
Woody Hayes
Woody Hayes coached Ohio State to a 16-11-1 record against Michigan.

4 p.m. - Ohio State at Michigan (1977)
Michigan stopped Ohio State drives at this own 12 and 11 (twice) and eight (twice) yard lines both by forcing Buckeye fumbles, and Ohio State fumbled the ball away at its 16, leading to Michigan's second touchdown in the Wolverines' 14-6 victory. QB Rod Gerald fumbled away the Buckeyes' last chance on the Wolverines' eight-yard line late in the game, as it was recovered by Ron Simpkins (15 solo tackles), who pounced on it at the 18, prompting coach Woody Hayes to strike a cameraman.

Gerald completed 13 of 16 passes for 144 yards and was not intercepted. He also ran for 98 yards, but incurred 45 in losses. Gerald helped Ohio State control the ball for the first 7:41, driving the Buckeyes from their own 23 to the Michigan 12 before settling for a 29-yard field goal by Vlade Jamakievski. A record crowd of 106,024 saw Ohio State fail to score a touchdown for the first time since losing to Michigan, 22-0, last year.

6 p.m. - Ohio State at Michigan (1987)
Coach Earle Bruce goes out a winner in his last game and kicker Matt Frantz gets redemption from being the goat one-year earlier when his 26-yard field goal with 5:18 to play snapped a 20-20 tie and lead Ohio State to a 23-20 comeback victory.

Trailing 13-0, Tom Tupa, who completed 18 of 26 passes for 219 yards, flipped a 4-yard TD pass to Everett Ross with 1:36 remaining in the first half, then connected with Carlos Snow for a 70-yard TD pass play on the Buckeyes' first play of the third quarter. The Buckeyes suddenly were ahead 14-13 and a 1-yard run by Tupa made it 20-13 with 7:11 remaining in the third quarter.

The Wolverines took a 13-0 lead on a 1-yard run by Jamie Morris (23 carries, 130 yards) and field goals of 34 and 19 yards by Mike Gillette.





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