BTN Originals introduced Tiebreaker to the public last month, a 60-minute documentary featuring the 1973 Ohio State-Michigan college football game that ended in a 10-10 tie, and the controversial aftermath that ultimately changed the Big Ten’s bowl structure for good.
BTN will air the documentary again tonight at 7 p.m. ET, followed by a replay of that memorable 1973 matchup between the Wolverines and Buckeyes at 8 p.m. ET. Both will be available on BTN/BTN2Go.
Before you tune into one of the most memorable games in Big Ten football history, here is a quick backstory of the classic game from November 24, 1973.
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Ohio State entered the contest unbeaten (9-0) and ranked No. 1 in the nation. Michigan was also unbeaten, sporting a 10-0 mark and ranked No. 4 in the nation. The winner of the game would be rewarded a spot in the Rose Bowl. Both teams had been dominant up to this point, but something had to give between two of college football’s most prominent programs.
Relive this classic and take a look back in time to see how all the action unfolded.
BTN feature documentary: Tiebreaker, 7 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go
Big Ten’s Greatest Games: Football: 1973 – Ohio State at Michigan , 8 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go