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Top-5 plays of the Michigan season so far

Michigan has had some exciting plays in their 7-1 start.

Michigan v Michigan State Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Michigan Wolverines sit at 7-1 with four games to go in the regular season. It is painful to consider the season is already three quarters over, but its exciting to see how far they have come this season. From starting with yet another loss to a rival on the road, Harbaugh has really seemed to turn this program around.

They have dominated almost every game they have played since Notre Dame. This includes victories in the past two weeks over two top-25 opponents. The Wolverines also won their first road game in more than a decade against a top-25 opponent over the weekend in their win over MSU.

Let’s take a look at some of the best plays we have seen to get us to this point:

5. Ben Mason’s leap over a Maryland defender

Any hurdle is impressive in the football world, but when it comes from your 6-foot-3, 250-pound fullback, it is something to behold.

Mason has emerged as one of the best fullbacks in the country behind his six touchdowns in just 20 carries. He’s been great, and plays like these showcase just that.

4. Lavert Hill’s pick six to cap off blowout of Badgers

Lavert Hill and this secondary is arguably the most underrated aspect of this football team. This play was a testament to that, as Hill sits in coverage of the flat, leaps and taps the football to himself for a difficult play he made look easy.

This play also put the Badgers away for good, giving Michigan a huge victory to kickoff the revenge tour.

3. Donovan Peoples-Jones’ 60-yard punt return vs. Nebraska

Peoples-Jones has been a stud this year and a focal point of the team and this offense.

He also shows some huge play-making ability in the punt return game, as highlighted in his punt return touchdown against Nebraska earlier this year. His electric speed and elusiveness show how talented this kid is in space.

2. Shea Patterson’s big run in the Big House

“One of these times, Patterson is going to keep it.”

This was one of the first, and it turned into a big one for Michigan. The 81-yard run sparked the first score of the game in the 38-13 victory over the No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers.

1. Peoples-Jones Paul Bunyan’s all over the Spartans

This was the big one. The Wolverines needed to put some points on the board, and this was the perfect play.

Patterson hit DPJ in stride in a spectacular over the shoulder catch that looked routine. Peoples-Jones used his speed to burst away from defenders and score the biggest touchdown in this series for Michigan in a long time. Come for the fantastic touchdown, and stay for the best celebration we have seen this season.


What has been your favorite play of the season so far?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Ben Mason hurdle
    (113 votes)
  • 4%
    Lavert Hill pick 6
    (46 votes)
  • 6%
    DPJ punt return for TD
    (75 votes)
  • 12%
    Shea Patterson 81-yard run
    (135 votes)
  • 65%
    DPJ Paul Bunyan TD over Spartans
    (715 votes)
  • 1%
    Other (Comment below)
    (13 votes)
1097 votes total Vote Now

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