The 100th Game | U-M 35, OSU 21 (11/22/2003)
If all you remember of this game is <a href="http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/2003/1201_large.jpg"Chris Perry hovering above the turf that’s not a bad thing as Austin Murphy’s gamer for Sports Illustrated does a wonderful job of capturing the sheer workhorse like ability of Perry to carry Michigan on his back (pun intended.)
Braylon Edwards had two early touchdowns to stake Michigan to a 21-0 lead in the middle of the second quarter and while Craig Krenzel and the Buckeyes would try to claw back, a pair of second half touchdown runs by Perry, totaling 30 and 15 yards respectively put Michigan out of reach and secured Michigan’s first win over Jim Tressel, John Navarre’s first win over Ohio State, and Michigan’s only win over OSU in the Tressel era.*
The Commodore** Perry would end the day with 154 yards on 30 carries, typical for his 2003 season.
(*–they vacated the win, it doesn’t vacate Michigan’s loss)
(**–The Commodore was my failed nickname for Perry during the 2003 season. If he were on the team now, he would just simply be known as <a href="http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110527111216/disney/images/9/97/Perry_The_Platypus_2.png"Agent P.)