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

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No. 1 Brad Hawkins forced fumble

Michigan’s defense has made a lot of big plays over the course of the first six games. The Wolverines have allowed just 15.5 points and look like a classic Michigan defense.

Last week against Nebraska, the Wolverines had some issues trying to stop Nebraska in the second half but when it mattered most, U-M rose to the occasion.

After Adrian Martinez picked up yardage for a first down, he kept churning his legs for more yards and Brad Hawkins, the senior safety, smartly stripped the ball out and recovered it.

It was a heads-up play and not the first big moment of the night for Hawkins, who wound up being named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.

And when you think about it, that play was likely the difference between a win and a loss. Nebraska was driving the ball up and down the field and even got near midfield on its next possession.

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But Hawkins made a play and Michigan football won the game and that’s why it wound up being the top play from the Wolverines 6-0 start.