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by Ivan Maisel

Bentley Historical Library


Ann Arbor, Mich. | Nov. 20, 1971

No. 3 Michigan (11-0) led Ohio State (6-3) by only 10-7. Late in the game, Michigan defensive back Thom Darden went over wideout Dick Wakefield, who was not only 6-foot-4 but in midair, for an acrobatic pickoff at the Michigan 32 in the final seconds. Ohio State coach Woody Hayes rushed the field screaming "Interference!" When that didn't work, Hayes shredded the sideline markers. That didn't work, either.