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The Michigan Daily - Sports
OCTOBER 7, 1995
NOTRE DAME, 17-10
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By Katie Niemeyer andLindsey Ungar
SEPTEMBER 10, 2005
Michigan's Mercury Hayes could only pray that his pass from quarterback Brian Griese wouldn't get intercepted.
Preseason Ranking: No. 14
What went wrong? Turnovers cost No. 7 Michigan a 19-13 loss to Northwestern.
The Wildcats, who hadn't won in Michigan Stadium since 1959, capitalized on three
of the four Michigan turnovers, scoring 13 points off the Wolverines' mistakes. In
the fourth quarter, Northwestern safety Eric Collier intercepted Michigan quarter-
back Brian Griese's pass at the Michigan 35-yard line to set up the Wildcats' win-
ning touchdown. Griese completed just 14 of 34 passes for a mere 92 yards.
Final Record: 9-4 overall, 5-3 Big Ten
Postseason: Michigan lost 22-20 to Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl.
Notre Dame junior defensive back Tom Zbikowski brought down Michigan tight end Tyler Ecker during the Wolverines 17-10 loss on Saturday.
NOVEMBER 16, 1996.
Saturday's loss may have been a first at the Big House for many players and fans here-at Michigan, but it was not
the first time for coach Lloyd Carr. And it was definitely not a first in Michigan's history the Wolverines have
lost 103 times in Michigan Stadium. In his 11 years as Michigan's head coach, Carr has amassed 96 total wins and
only 30 losses, losing just seven in the Big House. He has won one National Championship and has claimed five Big
Ten Titles. His teams have never lost more than one game at home in a single season.
Preseason Ranking: No. 13
What went wrong? The homecoming crowd left the
No. 13 Iowa crushed No. 8 Michigan, 34-9. The Wolver
the third quarter when they were down just 10-9, but M
Markus Curry fumbled the ball on a punt return, and th<
scoring 24 unanswered points. The Wolverines earned jug
Michigan senior quarterback John Navarre was the leadi
the Wolverines' worst home loss since Oct. 16, 1967 (34-
Final Record: 10-3 overall, 6-2 Big Ten
Postseason: Michigan defeated Florida 38-30 in the Outl
OHIO STATE, 26-20
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Michigan quarterback John Navarre was hit hard by Ohio State's DamrorScott.
Michigan's Charles Woodson couldn't stop Penn State's running back Chris Eberly in Penn State's 29-17 victory.
Preseason Ranking: No. 12
What went wrong? Sloppy play by No. 16 Michigan ensured a 29-17 victory for No.
11 Penn State. The Wolverines outgained the Nittany Lions 390-353, but Michigan's
five turnovers gave Penn State too many opportunities to score. With the Nittany Lions
leading 29-17 with 4:42 remaining, quarterback Brian Griese replaced Scott Dreisbach
in hopes of a late comeback. Griese moved Michigan to the Penn State 29, only to be
intercepted in the end zone on first down, sealing the win for Penn State.
Final Record: 8-4 overall, 5-3 Big Ten
Postseason: Michigan lost 17-14 to Alabama in the Outback Bowl.
SEPTEMBER 12, 1998
Preseason Ranking: No. 5
What went wrong? Still reeling from a
crushing road defeat at the hands of Notre
Dame, No. 13 Michigan returned to the
Big House for the first time since winning
the National Championships. The explo-
sive Donovan McNabb was too much for
the Wolverines to handle, and-they quick-
ly fell behind 24-0. Quarterback Tom
Brady threw an interception on the open-
ing drive, leading to the Orangemen's first
touchdown. Michigan trailed No. 19 Syr-
acuse 38-7 with seven minutes to go in the
game. Even the 21-point comeback that
followed wasn't enough to save them.
Final Record: 10-3 overall, 7-1 Big Ten
Postseason: Michigan beat Arkansas
45-31 in the CompUSA Citrus Bowl.
OCTOBER 23, 1999
Preseason Ranking: No. 7
What went wrong? The No. 9 Wolver-
ines were feeling pretty comfortable with a
27-7 lead in the third quarter. But then the
unranked Fighting Illini scored four touch-
downs in the last 18 minutes of the game.
After Illinois took the lead 28-27 with 2:42
to play, the Wolverines fell apart. Starting
at his own 20 yard line, quarterback Tom
Brady led the team down the field. But
on second-and-five at the Illinois 28, they
lost 25 yards on a ball snapped high above
Brady's head. Michigan then turned the ball
over on an interception, leading to another
Final Record: 10-2 overall, 6-2 Big Ten
Postseason: Michigan beat Alabama 35-
34 in overtime at the Orange Bowl.
Defensive linemen Glen Steele and William Carr felt the pain of defeat.