42 for 42: On a night Michigan honored Tate Myre, the Wolverines' point total match the hero's jersey number
Jim Harbaugh might’ve said it best in his postgame interview. When asked about the significance of Michigan scoring 42 points in the B1G Championship Game, the head coach said, “God works in mysterious ways.”
On Saturday night, Michigan honored Oxford High School student Tate Myre, one of four victims killed in the school shooting Tuesday. Myre was shot and killed while attempting to disarm the shooter.
For the game, Michigan wore patches that read “TM 42,” honoring Myre’s high school jersey number. Myre’s parents and high school coaches were also invited to the game as honorary captains.
And on the night Michigan honored the No. 42, the Wolverines put 42 points on the scoreboard. Harbaugh says the significance was not lost on him or anyone else on the team.
Michigan wanted to honor Tate Myre with their play in the Big Ten Championship Game.
The Wolverines scored 42 points, Myre's jersey number at Oxford High School 💙 pic.twitter.com/7XFU9FsbFC
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) December 5, 2021
42 for 42. #OxfordStrong pic.twitter.com/NzVuDr65jc
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) December 5, 2021
“Tate was a warrior,” Harbaugh said after the game. “The best athlete in the school could’ve been the first one out. … He’s a hero.”
The B1G honored all 4 victims of the Oxford High School shooting, holding a moment of silence prior to kickoff.