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Friday, November 25, 2011

Savoring The Streak Over "That Team Up North": A Look Back At 2004

The final look back at the streak of wins over "That Team Up North" will focus on the 2004 contest. Michigan came into Columbus having clinched The Big Ten and a Rose Bowl shot, while Ohio State was trying to conclude what had been a very mediocre season up until that point.

QB Troy Smith emerged as a true playmaker for Ohio State, confounding Michigan with timely runs (145 yards rushing) and touchdown passes to WRs Anthony Gonzalez and Santonio Holmes. Ted Ginn, Jr. had a punt return for a touchdown, and Ohio State rolled to an easy 37-21 victory.

Some of my memories, as I was at THE GAME for this one? The lovely Mrs. Minnich accompanied me to this contest, and enjoyed herself immensely at the pre-game tailgating. So much so that she contemplated napping on my shoulder during THE GAME.

Below is a video clip of highlights, courtesy of YouTube...



Below is a recap of the game, courtesy of ESPN.com...

http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=243250194

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