Football

The Michigan football team defeated Ohio State in a game later dubbed "The Snow Bowl," and thus moved on to the Rose Bowl.

The Associated Press called it the United States’, “worst weather-whipping in years.”

The Michigan Daily called it, “another chapter in the rags-to-riches tale.”

The Michigan football team called it a Big Ten Championship.

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.

Michigan fans stormed the field after the Wolverines defeated Ohio State in Bo Schembechler's first season as head coach.

With triple-option expert Rex Kern, future NFL Hall of Fame defensive back Jack Tatum and a host of other weapons on both sides of the ball, Ohio State marched into Michigan Stadium on Nov. 22, 1969, expecting to coast to victory against No. 12 Michigan.

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.

The Michigan football team defeated Ohio State in Bo Schembechler's last game of the rivalry.

Like many iterations of “The Game,” this one meant everything.