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2000s: Top 10 College Football Games


Northwestern 54, Michigan 51


Nov. 4 2000

Northwestern 54, Michigan 51
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The fans at Ryan Field knew they were in for a show when Northwestern covered 85 yards in 2:17 to score on its opening possession, and Michigan responded by marching 67 yards for a score of its own on its ensuing possession. By the time Zak Kustok hit Sam Simmons for an 11-yard score with 20 seconds remaining to lift the Wildcats to a 54-51 win, those fans had to be exhausted. They had seen the teams combine for 105 points and 1,189 yards of offense. After the win, Northwestern students stormed the field and tried unsuccessfully to tear down a goalpost. ''We need to get some of those students in the weight room,'' Wildcats coach Randy Walker joked to the Chicago Tribune.
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