Michigan may have been overmatched, but it never let up. It needed the Tide to blink — they did.
‘Bama tried to pull away, twice jumping to two-touchdown leads, but Tom Brady and the Wolverines stormed back both times.
The game rolled into overtime and Brady promptly hit Shawn Thompson for a score on the first play. Alabama didn’t flinch, scoring quickly once it took the ball. HOWEVER, then came the blink. Ryan Pflugner’s extra point was wide right and the Wolverines were Orange Bowl champs.
Brady went on to win some games in the pros in similar spectacular fashion.