The Most Important Game in the History of the Spread Offense | Northwestern 54, U-M 51 (11/4/2000)
So dubbed by Smartfootball.com’s Chris Brown, Michigan and Northwestern engage in an “Arena Football” like shootout at Ryan Field in Evanston.
David Terrell had a three TD receptions from Drew Henson and Anthony Thomas had three touchdown runs, but let’s face it, all you remember is the inexplicable fumble, because A-Train NEVER fumbled. What you may not remember is that Hayden Epstein actually had a shot to tie the game, as Henson had moved the Wolverines in position to attempt a game tying field goal, a 56 yarder, but Epstein had made some boomers. The snap was bobbled though and the kick never got off and Northwestern stunned a Michigan team coming off back to back shutouts.