The national champion 1947 Michigan team pitched five shutouts (including 55-0 and 21-0 pastings of Michigan State and Ohio State, respectively), but it was their offense that made them a badass squad for the ages. With coach Fritz Crisler introducing the radical concept of specialized offensive and defensive players (prior to Crisler, almost all players were two-way), the Wolverine offense employed all manner of reverses, double reverses, "buck-reverse laterals" (whatever that is), and other trick plays on their way to seven games scoring 35 or more points, all capped off by a 49-0 pasting of USC in the Rose Bowl. Not bad for a bunch of dudes from the Midwest.