1997 Michigan Football Brings The Modern National Title To Ann Arbor

Michigan gave fans quick reasons to believe something special might be in the works though. They opened the season against 8th-ranked Colorado. The defense, led by cornerback Charles Woodson, intercepted four passes. Quarterback Brian Griese hooked up future All-American tight end Jerame Tuman five times for 126 yards. The Wolverines took a 10-0 lead in the first half and then opened the game up in the third quarter, on their way to a 27-3 win that vaulted them into the Top 10