The Michigan football team had easily made its way to the red zone, but the touchdown was eluding them. All it took was fullback Jack Weisenburger to push his way through for the one-yard score to give the Wolverines the lead.
It was the first of seven unanswered touchdowns en route to Michigan defeating Southern California, 49-0, in the 1948 Rose Bowl to claim the 1947 National Championship.
But it didn’t matter who was on the other side of the net on Sunday for the Wolverines, all they wanted was a Big Ten Championship. And they got it — sweeping Michigan State and battling back from an early deficit against Illinois before winning the Big Ten Championship in a rematch against Northwestern, the team's only conference-play loss.
Even when the rest of the Wolverines struggled in the beginning of the year, Fahey remained the silver lining.
But Fahey no longer has to be so, as Michigan seems to be playing its best tennis of the year — even in unexpected places such as with Alyvia Jones in the No. 4 slot.
For weeks, it has been the same story. The Michigan women’s tennis team has struggled in its non-conference schedule, but turned its season around for Big Ten opponents. And while the Wolverines picked up two more conference wins this weekend, the story finally changed.
It wasn’t just the big hitters and the higher-ranked players doing all the work this time — the rest of the lineup has finally caught up.