The 50 Most Badass College Football Teams of All Time

5. 1901 University of Michigan

Record: 11 - 0
Finish: 1901 National Championship, Rose Bowl: Won
Coach: Fielding Yost
Best Player: Neil Snow

The '01 Wolverines were notable for a few reasons. They won the first of Michigan's 11 National Titles, they played in the inaugural Rose Bowl, and they so thoroughly dominated their opponents that two of them—national powers themselves—actually invoked the mercy rule on themselves and quit rather than endure a full 60 minutes of punishment against Big Blue. Michigan scored 22 touchdowns in 38 minutes of play against favored Buffalo during the regular season, leading the Bulls to end the game with 15 minutes left on the clock. Fullback Neil Snow scored five touchdowns in the first Rose Bowl, prompting Stanford's captain to ask to have the game called with eight minutes remaining. *cue the soundtrack*

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