As ESPN classic replays this historic upset, and I watch the opening drive of the Wolverines season, I realize that absolutely NO ONE saw this coming.
Mike Hart just steamrolls his way down the sideline, running over two Mountaineer DB’s, then on the next play he walks into the endzone, untouched.
The announcers say things like: “get used to that,” after big passing plays; “that’s just how they drew it up,” after 46 rushing yards from Hart navigated UM to the end zone; “he is hammered to the ground,” after ASU’s KOR man gets drilled on the answering return.
Oh how it all went downhill, and so quick.
Only a handful of plays later, on a 3rd and 4, the Southern Conference’s 200 m champion, Dexter Jackson took a slant 68 yards to the…house–leveling a blow to the foundation in Ann Arbor.
We all know what happened after this.
Looking back on it, the Big Blue folks had absolutely no idea these National Champions from Boone, NC had game.
It’s comical to watch some two weeks later, now that they’ve lost again and are the biggest disappointment in college football.
That first drive looked so easy, like it would be one of 10 or more scoring drives on the day.
Oh Lloyd, oh Lloyd, how you were outcoached.