THE GAME- Looking Back 1964

For the second installment of the Michigan-Ohio State week, we’ll go back to 1964.

With Woody Hayes at the helm, Ohio State dominated the rivalry from 1954 to 1968, but in 1964, Michigan only fell once, in a 1-point loss at home to Purdue. On November 21, the Wolverines traveled to Columbus, and in the second quarter, they pounced on the ball when Ohio State fumbled a punt. Two plays later, Bob Timberlake found Jim Detwiler on a crossing pattern for a touchdown, and the Michigan defense made it stand up with a 10-0 win over the Buckeyes.

Michigan went on to the Rose Bowl, where the Wolverines topped Oregon State, 34-7. The video comes to us courtesy of YouTube subscriber Wolverine Historian, who has posted numerous videos spanning a period of more than 60 years. Filmed in vintage black & white, a real treasure for those of us who grew up in the Baby Boom era. Enjoy!

About Jeff Cummins

Jeff Cummins has written about football since 1998, including nine years with The Record of Hackensack, N.J. He frequently contributes feature stories to Touchdown Illustrated, an insert in the national college football game program, published by University Sports Publications, and he has also written the official pregame stories for the game programs of the Rose Bowl, the Cotton Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Gator Bowl, and the BCS National Championship game. He has written the preview story for the official program for the NHL Winter Classic at MIchigan Stadium, and numerous college basketball feature stories for College Hoops Illustrated, another game program insert published by University Sports Publications. In addition, he has written stories about theater, music, physical therapy, and newsletter marketing. He’s an avid Michigan football fan and long-time New York Jets season ticket holder, and he can be reached at