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Top five plays from Michigan’s loss to Penn State

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Another week, another loss

Penn State v Michigan Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Things are at an all-time low in Ann Arbor amid what could be the waning days of the Jim Harbaugh-era following another poor performance and another loss in 2020. It may be hard to believe based on the way they lost against Penn State on Saturday, but there are still some plays that deserve to be highlighted for the Michigan Wolverines. As always, let’s try and stay a bit positive in the tumultuous year that has been 2020.

No. 5: Ronnie Bell just keeps going

Say what you want about the Michigan passing game, but Ronnie Bell continues to give it his all game-in and game-out. The Wolverines were back to Joe Milton at quarterback after an injury to starter Cade McNamara. Milton makes a long throw to the outside of the field, finds Bell, and Bell shows off some elusiveness for a solid 15-yard gain.

No. 4: Hassan Haskins second touchdown run of the day

Things were looking bleak for the Michigan Wolverines, then Hassan Haskins struck. He led the team with 101 yards, his second-straight week surpassing the century mark. This was the second of two scores for Haskins on the night as he bulldozed his way into the endzone behind some solid blocking from the offensive line and the big Ben Mason.

No. 3: Blake Corum and the Michigan offense get sneaky

I love this play. The motion from Bell is timed perfectly with the handoff to Blake Corum as he pushes towards the edge with two pulling offensive linemen. The true freshman cuts back up field and pick up a solid gain for a first down. This put the Wolverines in position to score a few plays later on the Hassan Haskins run above.

No. 2: Hassan Haskins breaks free

The Wolverines had excessive talent in the backfield to open up the year, but Haskins has had marginally more carries than any other back over the last two weeks, and; the offense has been much better for it. Haskins averaged 5.9 yards per carry on Saturday large in part to this 59-yard run.

No. 1: A.J. Henning makes a ridiculous snag

It’s Monday morning and we are all still wondering how A.J. Henning came down with this football. McNamara threw the ball well behind him, and the true freshman adjusted his route, Ole-d his defender, and got his hands on the football. This may be the catch of the year for the Wolverines in 2020 with only three games remaining.