Forty years ago, a 10-10 tie between Ohio State and Michigan left the determination of which school would represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl up to the 10 school athletic directors. In the days when only one Big Ten team could play in a bowl game, that controversial vote changed college football forever. It’s now the topic of the BTN Originals documentary “TIEBREAKER,” which debuts at 7 p.m. ET Saturday. Now it’s your turn to voice your opinion and cast the vote.
To commemorate the anniversary of that historic game, BTN is opening the tiebreaker vote to college football fans everywhere. Watch game footage and interviews with the key players from the 1973 game at BTNTIEBREAKER.COM and choose the team you think should have represented the Big Ten Conference in the Rose Bowl.
Daily winners will get a Big Ten school-specific tailgating helmet and one grand prize winner will receive a pair of 2014 football season tickets to their Big Ten team of choice. Visit BTNTIEBREAKER.com and enter to win.
Read more about the game here, and find interviews with key players Randy Gradishar of Ohio State and Dennis Franklin of Michigan. Here are a few other “TIEBREAKER” videos below, including the film’s trailer.
Former Michigan quarterback Dennis Franklin talks about that game on #BTNLive
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