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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:
Sunday, Nov. 24
Noon - 8 p.m. ET
Noon - Ohio State at Michigan (1979)
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)
4 p.m. - Ohio State at Michigan (1977)
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)
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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