Tom Brady played five seasons for the Michigan Wolverines. But how many times has Ohio State won against the famous quarterback during that time?
Over the years, many outstanding players have competed in the annual Ohio State vs. Michigan competition. It’s reasonable to assume that none of them has been as successful in the league as Tom Brady.
While Brady only started two games against Ohio State, he recorded a 4-1 record while he was part of the Wolverines and a 1-1 record as a starter. As a senior, he won the singles game in 1999.
Tom Brady set the school record for most yards in a game as a junior in Michigan. It happened in an away game against bitter rivals Ohio State. Brady completed 31 of 56 passes for 375 yards, which put him sixth all-time in the school’s annals.
The quarterback and the Wolverines tied 8-2 aggregate in 1998 when they played in The Game. Brady not only completed 31 of 56 passes for 375 yards, but added one touchdown and two interceptions. However, the Wolverines went down 31-16.
In Brady’s last home game, the Wolverines got their revenge. In a 24-17 win over OSU, the quarterback completed 17 of his 27 throws for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw the game winner with just over five minutes left.
After the win, the Wolverines traveled to the Orange Bowl where they defeated Alabama 35-34 in overtime. Conversely, Ohio State finished the regular season with a 6-6 record and missed the bowl.
What was Tom Brady’s overall record in college?
The Wolverines finished Tom Brady’s years in Michigan 40-9, along with a 20-5 mark when Brady started as a junior and senior. In 1998 and 1999, Michigan posted 10-3 and 10-2 records.
In his last game against Alabama at the Orange Bowl, Brady threw for 369 yards. He completed 34 of 46 passes, which now ranks him ninth in tournament history and third in institutional history at the time.
The meaning of “The Game”
The University of Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State University Buckeyes compete in an annual football game called “The Game.”
In NCAA Division I football, Ohio State and Michigan are the two most dominant teams. The match was named the greatest North American sporting rivalry of all time by ESPN in 2000.