The most discussed aspect of this game is the “JT Was Short” play that could have sealed the win for the Wolverines, but a lot of people forget that quarterback Wilton Speight was a game-time decision after suffering an injury a few weeks before at Iowa. John O’Korn had actually started the game against Indiana the week before, which is not something that gets talked about a lot.
With social media discussing the moment on Thursday, Speight revealed just how serious the injury was.
never been a shoulda/coulda/woulda guy. all I know is The Game with a collarbone cracked in half wasn’t ideal. https://t.co/Wv9W5FT8Ct— Wilton Speight (@WiltonSpeight) May 1, 2020
“never been a shoulda/coulda/woulda guy. all I know is The Game with a collarbone cracked in half wasn’t ideal,” Speight’s tweet from Thursday night read.
History is history, and Speight would finish the game 23-for-36 for 219 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, one of which was a pick-six to the Buckeyes while throwing out of Michigan’s own endzone.