Michigan Football: Top 10 plays from Wolverines 6-0 start

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While some had low expectations for Michigan football in 2021, the Wolverines have exceeded them so far and are 6-0. Here are the top 10 plays from those six wins.

The first six games of the 2021 Michigan football season have gone as well as possibly expected and following back-to-back road wins, the Wolverines are on a bye week.

Northwestern is coming to the Big House next week before Michigan football heads to East Lansing for what could be an undefeated showdown between the Wolverines and Spartans.

But, since Michigan is on bye, it seems like the perfect time to relive some of the best moments from its 6-0 start, and here are our top 10 plays from the first half of the season.

These are ranking on a combination of importance and just how spectacular the play was.

10. Cade McNarama’s 77-yard touchdown to Ronnie Bell

This was the second touchdown of the season but it was a big one for a few reasons. While Michigan football beat Western Michigan 47-14, the score at the time was 10-7 and it was third-and-three for the Wolverines.

Instead of throwing short for a first down, Cade McNamara, in only his second career start, launched a ball downfield to Ronnie Bell, who caught it and went 77 yards for a score.

Obviously, we know what happened to Bell after and that was heartbreaking. But the play was big for McNamara and changed the tenor of the season-opener.

It also showed why Michigan was right to have confidence in McNamara and was the first of a few stellar long touchdowns for Cade in the first half of the season.