Thursday, September 12, 2013

College football history 101: Wolverines letdowns

Each week, we'll take a look back at some of the most memorable games, moments and storylines in college football history. Here we go:

1988: On Sept. 17, Michigan led the No. 1 Miami Hurricanes, 30-14, with 5 minutes, 23 seconds left in the game, but lost in stunning fashion, 31-30, when Carlos Huerta made a 29-yard field goal with 43 seconds left. Trailing, 30-22, the Hurricanes scored a touchdown but missed a two-point conversion and still trailed, 30-28. They recovered an on-side kick, then drove into field-goal range for Huerta. Miami quarterback Steve Walsh threw for 335 yards and three touchdowns.

1989: On Sept. 16, In the 25th matchup of Nos 1. vs. No. 2 teams in the Associated Press poll, top-ranked Notre Dame used two kickoff returns for touchdowns by Rocket Ismail to beat second-ranked Michigan, 24-19. The Fighting Irish attempted just two passes in a game played in the rain.

- Mark Podolski | @mpodo


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