Memorial Stadium's Greatest Games - No. 2
Nov. 19, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 2009 campaign marked the Indiana football program's 50th season in Memorial Stadium. IUHoosiers.com will count down the top 12 games in Memorial Stadium history this season.
A panel consisting of former Hoosier player and Director of Operations Harold Mauro, former player and current Athletic Director for Football Operations Mark Deal, former IU radio analyst Max Skirvin, current Voice of the Hoosiers Don Fischer, current IU pre-game, post-game and halftime voice Joe Smith, Herald-Times reporter Lynn Houser, long-time Hoosier Sports Information Director and current IU Assistant Athletic Director Kit Klingelhoffer and long-time Herald-Times sports editor Bob Hammel deliberated and came up with a list of the top all-time games.
Fans then emailed their votes from this list, resulting in the top 12 games in Memorial Stadium history. Here is No. 2:
Indiana 14, Michigan 10
October 24, 1987
Indiana ended a 20-year winless skein against Michigan with a come-from-behind 14-10 win, a victory that assured a winning season for the second consecutive year and put the Hoosiers in the record book as the only team to defeat Ohio State and Michigan in the same season.
IU took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter after a blocked bunt by Bill Reisert -- IU's first blocked punt in five years -- set up a Dave Schnell to Ernie Jones TD throw.
Michigan came back to lead 10-7 at the half but the second half belonged to the Hoosiers. IU had a 14-play, 65-yard TD march in the third period that consumed eight minutes of clock with Schnell scoring from three yards out. And IU's defense did its part, holding the Wolverines to 88 total yards in the second half.
Anthony Thompson ran for 77 yards for IU while Schnell passed for 108, hitting Jones with four passes for 68 yards.
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