In the era of non-cupcake nonconference scheduling, team 99 had a colossal top-five match-up on the first day of October. Number five Texas A&M came to Ann Arbor to play Rick Leach and Company. Sixty minutes later, Michigan put up 41 points on A&M and allowed a measly field goal to run the Aggies out of Ann Arbor, 41-3. Two weeks later, Michigan regained the number one spot in the rankings after beating Michigan State.
There Are 99 Days to Michigan Football
Waiting for the opening Saturday of college football is agonizing. All we want is 13 weeks of Brent Musberger "pardner" one-liners, the buzz of Michigan Stadium in late November, and jokes about the Bowl Championship Series. Fear not, bleary-eyed traveler. This is a continuing series intended to get through the long, hot summer and back to the glory of football season.