Michigan’s 10 Longest Plays vs. Northwestern

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24Feb 2021
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Michigan’s 10 Longest Plays vs. Northwestern

Jehu Chesson

Here’s a look at the top ten longest plays over the years against the Northwestern Wildcats.

  1. Jehu Chesson 96-yard kickoff return touchdown (2015)
  2. Jamie Morris 80-yard kickoff return (1984)
  3. Anthony Carter 78-yard punt return touchdown (1979)
  4. Tyrone Wheatley 74-yard touchdown run (1991)
  5. Steve Breaston 67-yard punt return touchdown (2004)
  6. Elvis Grbac 65-yard pass to Amani Toomer (1992)
  7. Elvis Grbac 64-yard touchdown pass to Desmond Howard (1991)
  8. Stan Edwards 62-yard kickoff return (1977)
  9. Lawrence Ricks 60-yard touchdown run (1981)
  10. Anthony Thomas 60-yard touchdown run (1999)
  11. John Kolesar 60-yard punt return (1988)

Hit the jump to see video of the top three plays.

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5Dec 2020
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Michigan’s 10 Longest Plays vs. Maryland

Giles Jackson (image via Toledo Blade)

Michigan is 8-1 against the Terrapins after they started playing each other in 1985. The Terps eventually joined the Big Ten in 2014, winning that first game against the Brady Hoke-led Wolverines before losing five in a row.

  1. Giles Jackson 97-yard kickoff return TD (2019)
  2. David Long 80-yard interception return (2017)
  3. Jehu Chesson 66-yard TD run (2015)
  4. Tony Boles 64-yard TD run (1989)
  5. Wilton Speight 56-yard pass to Chris Evans (2016)
  6. Ty Isaac 53-yard TD run (2016)
  7. Joe Kerridge 52-yard run (2014)
  8. Shea Patterson 51-yard pass to Nico Collins (2018)
  9. Shea Patterson 51-yard pass to Nico Collins (2019)
  10. Elvis Grbac 49-yard pass to (1989)

Hit the jump for some video of the top three.

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24Aug 2020
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Ranking Michigan’s Wide Receivers

David Terrell (image via Michigan Football History)

Previously, I ranked the Michigan quarterbacks (LINK) and running backs (LINK) from the beginning of the Lloyd Carr era onward. That corresponds with the time that I have paid close attention to Michigan football.

Now we will take a look at the receivers. Because I don’t have an endless amount of time, I have to trim this down to guys who started at least twelve games in a Michigan uniform, which represents roughly one full season as a starter. The lone exception here is Devin Gardner, who started a bunch of games, but mostly at quarterback.

Hit the jump for the list.

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3Aug 2020
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All-Harbaugh Team: Offense

Jake Butt (image via Bleacher Report)

Thanks to Joe for the generous Paypal contribution over the weekend! It was much appreciated. After getting paid by Amazon, AdSense, etc. for the month of June, that was actually the roughest financial month since I started keeping track in August 2012 . . . and the second worst month in that span was April 2020. That’s fitting, of course, since we’re in the middle of a pandemic and a recession and everything. Anyway, if you would like to contribute, here’s the link:

I like to take a look back at the careers of Michigan’s recent coaches and see which players had the best seasons. After five years at Michigan’s helm, it’s time for a look at Jim Harbaugh’s tenure in Ann Arbor.

QUARTERBACK: 2015 Jake Rudock
Rudock, a former starter at Iowa, decided to grad transfer to Michigan for his final year of eligibility. Unlike some grad transfers who spend the spring at their new school, Rudock did not practice with Michigan until fall camp. Through seven weeks of the season, Rudock threw for 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. But when he heated up toward the end of the season, he really heated up. Over the final six contests, he threw 15 touchdowns and just 3 picks on his way to a 10-3 overall record in Harbaugh’s first year. His final stats included 249/389 (64.0%) on completions, 3017 yards, 20 touchdowns, 9 interceptions; he also ran for 166 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Hit the jump for more.

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26Nov 2019
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All-Time Single-Game Receiving Touchdown Leaders

Derrick Alexander

After the career game by Nico Collins against Indiana, I thought I would put together the list of top scoring performances for receivers in Michigan history. Again, if you want to set some passing/receiving records at Michigan, make sure you’re healthy for the Indiana game.

  1. 4 – Derrick Alexander (1992 vs. Minnesota)
  2. 4 – Jehu Chesson (2015 vs. Indiana)
  3. 3 – Ron Kramer (1955 vs. Missouri)
  4. 3 – Greg McMurty (1989 vs. Minnesota)
  5. 3 – Desmond Howard (1991 vs. Boston College)
  6. 3 – Desmond Howard (1991 vs. Indiana)
  7. 3 – Derrick Alexander (1992 vs. Northwestern)
  8. 3 – David Terrell (1999 vs. Alabama)
  9. 3 – David Terrell (2000 vs. Northwestern)
  10. 3 – Braylon Edwards (2004 vs. Michigan State)
  11. 3 – Braylon Edwards (2004 vs. Texas)
  12. 3 – Mario Manningham (2006 vs. Notre Dame)
  13. 3 – Jeremy Gallon (2013 vs. Notre Dame)
  14. 3 – Devin Funchess (2014 vs. Appalachian State)
  15. 3 – Donovan Peoples-Jones (2018 vs. SMU)
  16. 3 – Nico Collins (2019 vs. Indiana)

Over one hundred players have caught 2 touchdowns in a game, so I won’t list them all.