2005 Michigan Wolverines football team

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2005 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Alamo Bowl, L 28–32 vs. Nebraska
Conference Big Ten Conference
2005 record 7–5 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Lloyd Carr (11th year)
Offensive coordinator Terry Malone (4th year)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Jim Herrmann (9th year)
Base defense Multiple
MVP Jason Avant
Captain Jason Avant
Captain Pat Massey
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
(Capacity: 107,501)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3/3 Penn State §   0* 0*         0* 0*  
#4/4 Ohio State §   7 1         10 2  
#15/15 Wisconsin   5 3         10 3  
Michigan   5 3         7 5  
Northwestern   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   5 3         7 5  
Minnesota   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   3 5         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 7  
Illinois   0 8         2 9  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions
  • *All wins for Penn State (11-1, 7-1) vacated due to scandal.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 2005 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. That year Michigan Wolverines football competed in the Big Ten Conference in almost all intercollegiate sports including men's college football. Despite a disappointing 7–5 finish after being ranked as high as #2 early in the season, Michigan did not lose a game by more than a touchdown and upset Penn State, who finished #3 in the nation, on a last second touchdown pass from Chad Henne to Mario Manningham. The team earned an invitation to participate in the 2005 Alamo Bowl, where it lost to the Nebraska Cornhuskers by a 32–28 margin. The team's first five conference games were all decided in the final 24 seconds of regulation or in overtime.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 3:30 PM Northern Illinois* #4/4 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC W 33–17   110,971
September 10 12:00 PM #20/23 Notre Dame* #3/3 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Rivalry) ABC L 10–17   111,386
September 17 12:00 PM Eastern Michigan* #14/14 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ESPN+ W 55–0   109,511
September 24 6:00 PM at Wisconsin #14/13 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN2 L 20–23   83,022
October 1 12:00 PM at #11/12 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC W 34–31 OT  79,401
October 8 1:00 PM Minnesotadagger #21/24 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC L 20–23   111,117
October 15 3:30 PM #8/10 Penn State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC W 27–25   111,249
October 22 12:00 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN W 23–20 OT  70,585
October 29 7:00 PM at #21/23 Northwestern #25/NR Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN W 33–17   47,130
November 12 12:00 PM Indiana #21/22 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ESPN2 W 41–14   110,580
November 19 1:00 PM #9/9 Ohio State #17/17 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC L 21–25   111,591
December 28 8:00 PM vs. Nebraska* #20/21 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN L 28–32   63,016
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

Michigan at Michigan State
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Michigan 14 10 0 7 3 34
Michigan St 7 14 3 7 0 31


Penn State[edit]

Penn St at Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Penn St 0 0 3 22 25
Michigan 0 3 7 17 27


Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Michigan 0 7 3 7 6 23
Iowa 7 7 0 3 3 20


[2]


Statistical achievements[edit]

The team led the conference in kick return average in all games (23.4), while Michigan State led in conference games.[3] Mike Hart set the school record for career 200-yard games (4), passing Ron Johnson's 3 set in 1968. He extended the record, which is still standing, to 5 in 2007.[4] His 200-yard game came after missing two and a half games due to injury. During the three injury-affected games Michigan lost to Notre Dame and Wisconsin and slipped out of the polls for the first time since 1998, snapping the nation's longest streak of 114-straight poll appearances.[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lopresti, Mike (October 23, 2005). "Six unbeatens must fit into two slots for shot at title". USA Today. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ ESPN. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 59. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Record Book". CBS Interactive. January 5, 2010. p. 115. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Spartans' first loss at hand of nemesis Wolverines". ESPN. October 1, 2005. Retrieved July 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Michigan's Academic All-Americans". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on July 18, 2010. Retrieved July 10, 2010. 

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