Michigan’s 10 Longest Plays vs. Michigan State

Michigan’s 10 Longest Plays vs. Michigan State

October 23, 2023
Dennis Fitzgerald (image via Go Blue History)

If you’re like me and you enjoy big plays, here are some great ones against the Spartans over the years:

  1. Dennis Fitzgerald 99-yard kickoff return touchdown (1960)
  2. Desmond Howard 95-yard kickoff return touchdown (1990)
  3. Cade McNamara 93-yard touchdown pass to Andrel Anthony, Jr. (2021)
  4. Drew Henson 81-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Knight (1999)
  5. Derrick Alexander 80-yard punt return touchdown (1992)
  6. Shea Patterson 79-yard touchdown pass to Donovan Peoples-Jones (2018)
  7. Rob Lytle 75-yard touchdown run (1976)
  8. Mike Sainristil 72-yard interception return touchdown (2023)
  9. Anthony Thomas 69-yard touchdown run (1998)
  10. Tom Hendricks 67-yard punt return touchdown (1954)

Hit the jump for some clips.

The first play on this reel is Howard’s kickoff return:

Here’s Marcus Knight’s touchdown catch:

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