2000

Michigan 35
Alabama 34

(OT)
January 2, 2000 – Pro Player Stadium
 
Michigan Outlasts Tide in OT
The first Orange Bowl of the new century saw a thriller between Alabama and Michigan end with a 35-34 overtime victory for the Wolverines.
 
This was the first appearance for either team in the Orange Bowl in almost a quarter century. In only its second Orange Bowl appearance, Michigan trailed in the third quarter 28-14, before Tom Brady tossed a touchdown pass to David Terrell and Anthony Thomas ran for another. Neither team managed to score again in regulation, sending the game into the first overtime in Orange Bowl history.
 
In the extra period, Michigan scored on a 25-yard Brady pass to Shawn Thompson, and an extra point by Hayden Epstein put the Wolverines on top 35-28. The Tide also scored on their opportunity but came up short when Ryan Pflugner’s extra point attempt sailed wide right.
 

  MICH ALA
First Downs 18 12
Rushing Attempts 23 37
Rushing Yards 37 184
Passes Attempted 47 20
Passes Completed 35 13
Had Intercepted 0 0
Passing Yards 369 121
Total Offense 406 305
Punts/Avg. 8/43.4 9/34.4
Fumbles/Lost  2/1 1/0
Penalties/Yards 10/115 18/132

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Michigan 0 7 21 0 7 35
Alabama 0 14 14 0 6 34

                                           
SCORING SUMMARY
ALA: Alexander 5-yard run (Pflugner kick); ALA: Alexander 6-yard run (Pflugner kick); MICH: Terrell 27-yard pass from Brady (Epstien kick); MICH: Terrell 57-yard pass from Brady (Epstein kick); ALA: Alexander 50-yard run (Pflugner kick); ALA: Milons 62-yard punt return (Pflugner kick); MICH: Terrell 20-yard pass from Brady (Epstein kick); MICH: Thomas 3-yard run (Epstein kick); MICH: Thompson 25-yard pass from Brady (Epstein kick); ALA: Carter 21-yard pass from Zow (Pflugner kick failed) MOP: David Terrell (Michigan)
 
Michigan Head Coach: Lloyd Carr
Alabama Head Coach: Mike DuBose