NS Michigan Wolverines beat their longtime rival, the Ohio State Buckeyes, 42-27 on Saturday at the Big House.
It was the Wolves’ first win over the Buckeyes since 2011 when they beat Ohio State in Ann Arbor 40-34. In that victory, the former NFL player Denard Robinson go 14 out of 17 for 167 yards through and three times TD. Robinson also ran 170 yards in 26 attempts with two TDs.
Former Michigan players like Robinson are happy about this, but perhaps none more so than the former Wolverines defender brave cat.
Tom Brady’s Michigan Career
Before Brady won seven Super Bowls and became the NFL’s GOAT, it all started back at Ann Arbor in 1996. The 14-time Pro Bowl quarterback played his college football for the Wolverines since 1996 to 1999.
Six defenders are taller than him on the depth chart as he walks in Ann Arbor. In his first two years at Michigan, he threw only 20 passes, completing 15 of them with 129 yards with INT.
In 1997, the Wolverines won a partial national championship with the Nebraska Cornhuskers with a 12-0 undefeated season with Brian Griese under him. Brady narrowly won a starting spot against Griese in 1997, but then-head coach Lloyd Carr chose Griese as senior to second-year Brady.
When Griese graduated, the reins were given to Brady in his senior year. He has a 61.9 finish rate, throwing 2,427 yards with 14 TDs and 10 INTs. Brady started every game in 1998, winning 10 of his last 11 games.
Brady’s senior year in 1999 was his most challenging in Michigan. He has to compete with highly regarded freshman defender Drew Henson for the starting job. Brady’s turning point came against fellow state rival Michigan State in the sixth game of the year. Michigan is down 17 points with Henson below center. Brady nearly got Michigan back, throwing it 241 yards in the final 18 minutes, but the Wolverines ultimately lost 34-31.
Brady’s final game at UM proved to be his best national record when Michigan faced Alabama in the Orange Bowl. The game entered extra time, when Brady hit a pass that hit the ground to put the Wolverines up to seven points. The Crimson Tide countered with a touchdown but missed the extra point, giving Michigan a 35-34 win in Brady’s final game as a Werewolf.
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Brady held the 1-1 record against Ohio State University during his career at Michigan. He made a statement for the 2000 NFL draft where New England Patriots selected him in the sixth round. Needless to say, he played well in the NFL, as Michigan did today.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/nfl/tom-brady-celebrates-michigan-beating-ohio-state?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Tom Brady celebrates as Michigan beats Ohio State