The Colorado Buffalos bulled their way into Michigan Stadium Saturday on the heels of two victories against football teams they overwhelmed. They stomped the Idaho State Bengals 56-7 last Saturday, and the week before they gored Colorado State 44-7. The came into Michigan Stadium very prepared, and not intimidated, and were very enthused. They brought a hurry up offense, and some speedy skill players. For three quarters they gave the Wolverine team its first real test of the season, both offensively and defensively. They dominated the first quarter, besting both the Wolverine’s offense and defense. The Wolverines special teams struck back first, before a 14 point lead in the early first quarter became a rout.
BUFFALOS WERE STILL GIDDY: The were still chortling regarding what they call the Miracle in Michigan, that devastating last seconds 64-yard Hail Mary winning heave from Kordell Stuart to Michael Westbrook in 1994. That heave was so sudden, perfect, stunning and devastating to M’s fortunes, many watching Wolverines also wanted to heave.
It was one of the most stunning college football plays I have ever seen. As a fan I sat there fully satisfied, basking in the light of an anticipated hard earned victory over a ranked opponent, just seconds away, only to be unbelievably denied, so quickly and oh so finally, by a successful Hail Mary.. It took a minute or two for reality to set in. When it did many wondered where the pass rush was, and why us?