During the Ten-Year War, The Game featured all of eight touchdown passes. On this day in the 'Shoe fans saw six—four by Buckeyes senior Troy Smith, who sewed up the Heisman with his performance. Trailing 28-14 at halftime, the Wolverines refused to go gentle into that good night. With a touchdown and two-point conversion Michigan closed to within 42-39 with little more than two minutes left in the game. But Ted Ginn Jr. recovered the onside kick, sealing Ohio State's victory.
One night earlier The Dead Schembechlers had celebrated number 7 with the song Ted Ginn Did Everythin'! At one point, between numbers such as Michigan Stadium Is a Pile of S—- and Wide Left: The Ballad of Mike Lantry, Biafra distilled the toxic beauty of this rivalry into 11 words:
"Who ever thought we would all love to hate so much?"