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, 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!