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There Are 85 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.

Gregory Shamus

I'm going to bend time a bit here and recall a game that was played on New Year's Day 1986 but won by the 1985 team. The game is a classic among Michigan's bowl wins because of the tale of two halves. It was the only time Michigan played against the great Tom Osborne, and if the first half was any indication, were going to let him walk away with a Fiesta Bowl victory.

Michigan's comeback was not to be thwarted by the Cornhuskers, and wrapped up a win after a defensive interception to take the game 27-23.

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Of course now that Nebraska is in the same conference, it gives Michigan annual opportunities to seek vengeance for a certain Huskers team from the late 90's.