Michigan Football: 5 key plays that led to victory vs Ohio State

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2. Cade McNamara throws it down the throats of the Ohio State Secondary (4:25 2Q)

I know after Ohio State took the lead Michigan football fans got nervous, thinking that this was yet another hot start by the Wolverines but they could not finish the game.

While that could have been an accurate assumption in past years, here we are, on a Saturday afternoon still in shock and awe that the Wolverines really won.

This play right here, harsh conditions, frigid temperatures showed that the Wolverines were coming after the Buckeyes on both sides of the ball as they attacked one of their most coveted positions the last 10 years and you couldn’t ask for a better result.

Catching had been a problem throughout the season for whatever reason. Losing star WR and expected Biletnikoff contender Ronnie Bell, Cade had to make new targets and quickly. Making do with some freaks of nature on the line in Cornelius Johnson, Mike Sainristil, Roman Wilson, Erick All, and so on.

Cade slung it only where Johnson could make a catch and the rest is history. An imperative response to the Buckeyes passing attack showing that the Wolverines could do everything they could do, but better.