If you’re a Michigan fan, you’ll probably remember the diving catch, or, rather “The Catch.”
As Michigan star Desmond Howard was on his way to the Heisman trophy that season, he picked up a signature moment (along with the Heisman pose against Ohio State later that year) when he faced Notre Dame on Sept. 14, 1991.
With the Wolverines facing a fourth down, instead of running for it, Michigan QB Elvis Grbac threw it after a pump fake and Howard made the diving catch for a 25-yard touchdown. The touchdown helped the Wolverines stop the Notre Dame losing streak at four games with a 24-14 win.
In a story written by the Sporting News’ Bill Bender, Howard spoke about the famous catch with the anniversary approaching.
“That play didn’t happen on Sept. 14, 1991,” Howard told Sporting News. “That play actually happened during the summer preparing for that season. I give coach Gary Moeller a lot of credit because he had the cojones to give us that chance to be great.”