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by Ivan Maisel

Malcolm Emmons-US PRESSWIRE


Ann Arbor, Mich. | Nov. 24, 1973

Michigan and Ohio State tied 10-10 in 1973, but a late-game play on which Wolverines quarterback Dennis Franklin broke his collarbone changed the postseason forever. Big Ten athletic directors, sick about losing four straight Rose Bowls, voted to send Archie Griffin and the healthier Buckeyes to Pasadena. Michigan coach Bo Schembechler raised such a ruckus that the league soon decided to let runners-up go to bowl games. 1973: 11 bowls. 2007: 32 bowls.