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by Ivan Maisel

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Chicago | Nov. 30, 1905

Michigan's 56-game undefeated streak ended in controversy in the final game of 1905. Denny Clark caught a Chicago punt in the end zone, crossed the goal line and cried, "Down!" But the official didn't hear him, and when Mark Catlin tackled Clark back into the end zone, Amos Alonzo Stagg's Chicago squad scored the only two points of the game. It took proponents 11 years, citing Michigan's loss all the while, to change the rule.