Football

Safeties and special teams coordinator Chris Partridge is in his third season at Michigan.

Chris Partridge didn’t know Jim Harbaugh when he was hired.

Redshirt junior Jon Runyan Jr. had his first collegiate start against Notre Dame.

Jon Runyan Jr. was a household name among the Michigan offensive line.

Senior running back Karan Higdon passed the 1,000-yard mark against Rutgers.

With College Football Playoff hopes, the No. 4 Michigan football team (7-0 Big Ten, 9-1 overall) is looking for that top-four spot in the Cotton Bowl or Orange Bowl. Indiana (2-5, 5-5) needs a win just to be bowl eligible.

The Michigan football team went undefeated in Bennie Oosterbaan's first year at the helm, and though it missed out on the Rose Bowl in favor of Northwestern, it still earned a national championship.

In the spring of 1948, after leading the Michigan football team to a 10-0 record and its ninth National Championship, Fritz Crisler announced his retirement as head coach.

End Dick Rifenburg reaches for a pass in Michigan's 49-0 Rose Bowl win over USC to win a national championship.
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.
Stan Fay helped Michigan to back-to-back national championships.

The era of football, the rulebook, the two teams playing — none of that matters. An average of 1.6 points per game is not a good stat.

The Michigan football team defeated Ohio Wesleyan in the first game at Michigan Stadium.

The 1927 season of Michigan football brought a new coach in Elton Wieman, following the retirement of Fielding Yost. It saw Bennie Oosterbaan become a first-team All-American for the third straight year. The Wolverines also graduated All-American quarterback and halfback Bennie Friedman.

The Michigan footbal team beat Ohio State in front of the biggest crowd in Ferry Field history then defeated Minnesota to preserve a national title.
The 1923 Michigan football season was one of the most dominant in the Wolverines’ history. 
The Michigan and Minnesota football teams played for The Little Brown Jug in 1909.

It wasn’t originally little or brown.

It was a five-gallon jug, 16 inches tall with a 37-inch circumference. It weighed more than 20 pounds and was putty-colored.

The Chicago football team ended Michigan's "point-a-minute" undefeated streak in 1905.

In Fielding Yost’s first year as head coach of the Michigan football team, he did a few things — went undefeated with a 11-0 record, outscored his opponents, 550-0, and turned a fifth-place team around to become Rose Bowl and national champions for the first time ever.