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BTN Will Air a Documentary About the 2006 Michigan - Ohio State Game Monday Night

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It’s been 10 years since the Game of the Century.

Michigan Wolverines v Ohio State Buckeyes Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Yes, it has been 10 whole years since the Michigan Wolverines lost a 42-39 heartbreaker to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Game of the Century.

Why do we remind you of this? Not just because of the anniversary itself, but because the Big Ten Network is set to air a documentary about the game:

Monday night, BTN will honor the 10-year anniversary of the historic ‘Game of the Century’ by debuting a special documentary, The Game: 2006…Remembered, featuring the legendary matchup between unbeaten No. 1 ranked Ohio State and unbeaten No. 2 Michigan on Nov. 18, 2006. The documentary is set to air at 9 p.m. ET following the men’s basketball matchup between Western Carolina and Ohio State. Following the documentary at 10 p.m. ET, BTN will also air an enhanced replay of the game.

The documentary, produced by BTN Originals, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the first time Ohio State and Michigan played each other nationally ranked as No. 1 and No. 2. Ohio State was led by quarterback Troy Smith, a frontrunner and the eventual winner of the 2006 Heisman Trophy, while Michigan’s 2006 Lombardi Award winner LaMarr Woodley and career rushing leader Mike Hart led the Wolverines.

The Game: 2006 also touches on the story and reaction to the death of legendary Wolverines coach Bo Schembechler, who passed away the day before the game.

Of course, Schembechler’s death was felt not only on the Michigan side of the rivalry, but on the Ohio side as well. Schembechler played for Woody Hayes at Miami of Ohio and later joined him on the Ohio State staff.

Jim Harbaugh makes an appearance, as does Jim Tressel, Lloyd Carr, LaMarr Woodley, Mike Hart and several others.

You can watch a series of previews for the documentary here: