After a wild, 54-51 loss at Northwestern, the 2000 Michigan Wolverines returned to the Big House for Senior Day against Penn State. Led by running back Anthony Thomas, the Wolverines defeated the Nittany Lions 33-11 and followed it up with a win in Columbus a week later to earn a share of the Big Ten title. Michigan finished the season 9-3 — its three losses coming by a combined seven points.