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

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No. 5 Daxton Hill absolutely crushes Graham Mertz

On the opening drive of the second half against Wisconsin, Michigan football needed a stop. The Badgers had just scored a touchdown in less than a minute before the half, cutting a 13-3 lead to 13-0 and with Wisconsin opening the third with the ball, it was the worst possible scenario.

But Michigan’s defense answered the bell — specifically, Daxton Hill did.

He gave up two huge plays on the touchdown drive for Wisconsin but made up for it with a third-quarter sack that not only forced a three-and-out but knocked Graham Mertz out of the game.

What made the play so incredible was the speed that Hill closed with. There was nothing Mertz could do and also the impact of the hit, which was clean but violent, caught your eye.

Hill had another pressure later in the game and also notched an interception. It was probably the best half of his career and it started with that sack.

No. 4 Hassan’s leap

Last week, Michigan football was in an absolute battle against Nebraska, and in the fourth quarter, the Huskers took the lead on an Adrian Martinez touchdown run.

Michigan needed to respond and the Wolverines did thanks to an incredible 50-yard run by Hassan Haskins who gained about 25 extra yards thanks to this spectacular leap.

Corum gets a lot of credit but Haskins is also rated by Pro Football Focus as a top-15 running back and he makes as strong a case as anyone on the team as first-half offensive MVP.