poll: Who had Michigan's best individual performance against Ohio State?
Recycling is pretty big in Ann Arbor. So, why not revisit a poll that we ran back in August. It is, after all, quite relevant once again.
Back when we caught up with former Michigan running back Tshimanga "Tim" Biakabutuka for our "Catching Up With ... " series, we ran a poll asking if his 313-yard performance against Ohio State was the Wolverines' greatest individual performance in The Game.
After 359 votes were cast at the time, Biakabutuka won with 38 percent of the vote. Today, we reopen that same poll as the Wolverines prepare to travel to Columbus for Saturday's regular season finale. Can Touchdown Tim keep the title?
Our nominees, in alphabetical order:
Tim Biakabutuka (1995): Carried the ball 37 times for 313 yards in a 31-23 win over the previously-unbeaten Buckeyes. That effort remains the second-most single game rushing yards in Michigan history.
Tom Harmon (1940): Rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns, completed 11-of-12 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns, kicked four extra points and intercepted three passes in a 40-0 win.
Barry Pierson (1969): Now the head coach at Whitmore Lake High School, Pierson had three interceptions and set up a touchdown with a 61-yard punt return in a 24-12 win in Bo Schembechler’s first season as head coach.
Charles Woodson (1997): Sealed his Heisman Trophy during a 20-14 win, intercepting a pass at the goal line, catching a pass that set up Michigan’s only offensive touchdown and returning a punt 78 yards for a score.