THE GAME- Looking Back 1972

Anyone who knows me is aware that I post a number of classic games between Michigan and Ohio State during the week leading up to “The Game.” I’ll start this week off with equal time for the Buckeyes, who prevailed in the 1972 classic, 14-11, a mere 40 years ago.

The video comes from the folks at OurHonorDefend.com, and while they root for a different team that I do, I have to give them credit for posting a lot of great videos of classic games. They correctly note that Mike Lantry missed a field goal in this game, and he went on to miss important kicks in the succeeding two games between Michigan and Ohio State, but I’d point out the Football News named him to its All-America team in 1973, and also that he lettered for UM three times in the shot put, all of this after fighting in the Vietnam War. Enjoy!

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 jeffcummins@optonline.net.

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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 jeffcummins@optonline.net.