Brady’s Knight | U-M 31, Penn State 27 (11/13/1999)
Michigan senior quarterback Tom Brady finds Marcus Knight for an 11-yard touchdown pass to put Michigan up for good and knocks Penn State out of national title contention (and puts itself back in the discussion for a BCS bowl) to win 31-27. Michigan’s defense held Penn State to just 7 yards rushing on 20 carries, an all-time worst for the Nittany Lions under Joe Paterno.
Michigan, which had beaten Penn State by a combined 61-8 in the past two seasons, is only the second team to defeat a Paterno-coached team three straight years. Alabama did it from 1987-89.
The AP game write up is here. Try to spot the “Oh if you only knew the future” moment.