Michigan went into Saturday’s game against Army as a 22.5 favorite and received a bit of a gut check in their double-overtime win by a score of 24-21. The Black Knights had the second longest win streak in the country and almost knocked off Oklahoma last year in overtime. Their triple option offense and lack of mistakes created a tough situation for Michigan.
Drew Hallett finely crafted this tweet to basically summarize it for us.
Remember when Michigan lost 3 fumbles, had a TD taken away on a premature whistle, missed a FG, was a yard away from being down 21-7, failed on 4th & 2 twice, held its breath on an Army 50-yard FG miss, jumped offsides on 3rd & 4 in OT, and won?— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) September 8, 2019
I must be hallucinating.
We polled our staff on the game balls from the effort and the results are in!
For the second week in a row, freshman running back Zach Charbonnet gets the game ball on offense. He ran for 100 years on 33 carries with three touchdowns for the day. He’s turning into a back that could be one many refer to as Mike Hart part two. Here are all three of his touchdowns.
Aidan Hutchinson sat at the post game with the game ball they snatched from Army in double overtime.
He had a monster game against the Black Knights with 10 total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and half a sack and forced fumble. Here’s the final play of the game that sealed the win for Michigan.
The trick play nobody was expecting was when Michigan set up for the punt and sophomore Michael Barrett took a direct snap and threw it to an open Daxton Hill to get the first down. Here’s the replay if you missed it.
Five-star true freshman S Daxton Hill with a big catch on a fake punt to extend Michigan'd drive. pic.twitter.com/eAUgFK1HbN— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) September 7, 2019
The final game ball goes to Lavert Hill. His interception led Michigan down the field for a 78-yard drive for a touchdown to tie the game in the third quarter. That Army drive could have given them a 21-7 lead with time on their side to seal the deal.
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