With all the high powered offenses Michigan's had over the last few years it's amazing to think that none of them have come close to the shellacking the Wolverines put on Illinois back in '81. Think about that. in '81 we had the first shuttle launch, Muhammad Ali's last fight, the attempted Reagan assination, and Mettalica had just gotten together (yes, they're that old).
The game itself, outside of the score, had some meaning to the Michigan Football Faithful. Text and video from Wolverine Historian:
It was the first home game since the death of the legendary Bob Ufer who passed away just 12 days earlier. The fans payed tribute to Bob with a moment of silence.
Illinois stormed out to a 21-7 lead and was threatening to go up 28-7 with the ball in the Michigan red zone. But from there... well... enjoy.