In redshirt freshman Quinn Nordin’s debut, he made history. Nordin became the only kicker in Michigan history to convert two field goals of over 50 yards in the same game. Nordin started the game 4-4 on field goal attempts, and made all three of his extra point attempts. Nordin received recogntion for his strong showing, he is Big Ten’s Co-Special Teams Player of the Week. Nordin shares the honor with Maryland defensive back Antoine Brooks.
Nordin’s showing was impressive, but not perfect. He showed his potential, but also showed he needs to improve. Nordin missed two field goals in the second half. One was over 50 yards, the other was a try from under 35. Nordin has the leg to make a kick from about anywhere on the field. All he needs to do is refine his accuracy a bit and Michigan could very well have the best kicker in the country before the 2017 season is over. One heck of a debut nonetheless, he made Michigan history and was very clutch doing so.