Carlisle in Detroit | U-M 22, Carlisle 0 (11/2/1901)
We’ll let the really well written Wikipedia summary take it:
The Wolverines defeated the Carlisle Indian School, 22–0, in a game played at Bennett Park in Detroit on November 2. The game was watched by a crowd of 8,000 spectators that included China’s Minister to the United States, Wu Ting-Fan, occupying a box with former United States Secretary of War, Russell A. Alger. Michigan’s 22 points came on three touchdowns (worth five points each), a field goal from Bruce Shorts (worth five points) and two extra points kicked by Shorts. At the end of the game, former Secretary of War Alger addressed the crowd and congratulated the Wolverines on their victory.
The New York Times pointed to the Carlisle game as evidence that Michigan’s remarkable season was not limited to small institutions. Harvard and Cornell beat Carlisle in 1901 by scores of 29–0 and 17–0, and Penn narrowly beat Carlisle by a score of 16–14. Coach Yost later wrote that he believed Michigan would have won by an even larger score if Curtis Redden had not been injured. Michigan’s convincing win over Carlisle, and its wins over Buffalo and Chicago, led the Times to conclude that a game between Michigan and one of the “Big Four” teams of the East “would be a conflict well worth seeing and productive of interesting and possibly startling results.”