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LISTEN: Hometown radio call for Michigan’s game-winning defensive stop in Rose Bowl

Doug Karsch and Jon Jansen absolutely crushed it!

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A magical season continues for the Maize and Blue.

It took a late fourth-quarter touchdown, a touchdown in overtime and a huge stop on defense to do it, but the Michigan Wolverines were able to rise to the occasion and defeat the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Rose Bowl to advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Houston next Monday.

Only in their second year of calling games for the radio, Doug Karsch and Jon Jansen must feel pretty fortunate to be able to broadcast games in this era of Michigan football. One thing is for sure: you can hear the excitement in their voices on the final play of the game — a goal-line stop to seal the victory. Take a listen to the radio call down below.

The long “YEAH” from Jansen is two-and-a-half decades of frustration without a Rose Bowl win — the Wolverines’ last win in the Rose Bowl was when Jansen was in his final year with the team in 1997-98 — as well as pure excitement for Michigan advancing to the National Championship.

It was a range of emotions for Michigan fans around the world, and Karsch and Jansen encapsulated that perfectly in their radio call.

In case you can’t listen in right now, here is a transcript of the call for you:

Karsch: Here we go! Can the Wolverines survive and advance? Both huddles are broken, Michigan’s defense takes the field. This time, Alabama splits three wide, two to the left, one to the right, Roydell Williams in the backfield. Jalen Milroe in the shotgun, game on the line, fourth-and-goal from the three. Milroe puts a man in motion, empty backfield — low snap, quarterback run up the middle.



And if you want some good old fashioned schadenfreude to start your week, here is the Alabama radio call.