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25 Years Ago Today: Desmond Howard Made ‘The Catch’ for Michigan

Wolverines beat Notre Dame thanks to Howard’s heroics.

Indiana Hoosiers v Michigan Wolverines

Yes, it has been 25 years since Desmond Howard made one of the greatest catches in Michigan Wolverines history:

Facing fourth and one on Sept. 14, 1991, Howard made his famous diving catch for a 25-yard touchdown. The score sealed a 24-14 win over No. 7 Notre Dame.

The throw — and pump fake — from quarterback Elvis Grbac was executed perfectly and when Howard emerged with the ball in his hands, Michigan Stadium lost its collective mind.

Not only was it a huge win, it ended a four-game winning streak for the Irish in the series.

UM led just 17-14 when the play occurred. Luckily, we’ll never know what might have happened had it fallen incomplete.