Michigan Football: 5 Key Plays that led to a win at Penn State

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2. Stopping Penn State On Downs To Ice The Game On Penn State’s 33 (2:51 4Q)

After that electrifying touchdown by Erick All, Michigan had regained the lead after blowing it shortly prior. The defense once again came up with massive stops to seal the deal for the Wolverines late in the game.

It’s questionable what Penn State was doing on that 4th and 2 throwing it to the outside. Most likely they were trying to get a PI call but Clifford threw that thing way too far and out of bounds.

Michigan football did not even let the Nittany Lions have any room to progress the ball shutting them down in just four plays.

Penn State was coming off a Field Goal and a Touchdown during that drive and for the Wolverine defense to come up that big in such a monumental moment on the road speaks volumes to the character and determination this team has.

Clifford must have felt Ojabo and Hutchinson. The best defensive duo and maybe best defensive players in college football got after Clifford all game which was evident later in the game where Clifford was releasing the ball too early because of the pressure and concern that one of the two was lurking nearby.