On this day in 1989
In his final game in Ann Arbor, Michigan, College Football Hall of Fame coach Bo Schembechler guided No. 3 Michigan to a 28-18 win over College Football Hall of Fame coach John Cooper and archrival No. 20 Ohio State. Michigan jumped out to a 14-0 lead but the Buckeyes stole back momentum by scoring 12 straight points until Wolverine defender Todd Plate intercepted Greg Frey’s pass to give Michigan the ball inside Ohio State territory. With the score 21-18, Plate struck again by stepping in front of his second pass of the day, setting up fullback Jarrod Bunch’s second touchdown of the day to seal the win. The victory gave Schembechler’s Wolverines their second consecutive outright Big Ten championship, becoming the first team to win back-to-back undisputed league crowns since College Football Hall of Fame coach Duffy Daugherty’s Michigan State teams accomplished the feat in 1955-56.
Source: National Football Foundation