BY BOB HUNT
Published November 17, 2004
2001: No. 11 Michigan needed a win against unranked Ohio State to head to a BCS bowl. It fell down 23-0 at halftime. Quarterback John Navarre was even pulled from the game for Jermaine Gonzales, but had a shotgun snap went over his head for a safety. The Wolverines got within 26-20 after a Marquis Walker touchdown catch with 2:26 remaining, but that’s how the game would end. Michigan lost to Tennessee in the Citrus Bowl.
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Saturday’s game has some strange similarities to many of these battles. Michigan has the Rose Bowl in its grasp, and this game will constitute Ohio State’s season. So don’t plan your holiday break just yet.
Bob Hunt is looking for things to do for “On the Road” Friday night in Columbus. If you would like to give him any ideas, you can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.