it's a major award
Jeremy Gallon continues to find new ways to confound defenses. First, it was the cloaking device, which made its spectacular debut against Notre Dame last year. Now, he's moved on to rocket shoes:
Dubious legality? Admittedly, yes. Fantastic results? Oh, indeed.
[The rest of the Minnesota game in gifs is after THE JUMP. WARNING: Jake Ryan nightmare fuel ahead.]
Gallon's TD catch—and you can see the original here—may not have been the most spectacular passing touchdown of the day, as Devin Gardner unleashed this across-the-body heat-seeking missile to The Threat for Michigan's first touchdown:
Of course, that may not even have been Devin Gardner's most spectacular touchdown of the day, as he escaped contain and made a great second effort to reach the end zone in the fourth quarter:
Roy Roundtree set up the above touchdown run with this improbable catch—note the ball never touches the ground:
Defensively, Greg Mattison saw a freshman quarterback, licked his chops, and got to blitzin':
Jake Ryan, meanwhile, is still terrifying:
In the end, there was much rejoicing:
I'm agnostic myself, but I think a lot of us felt that same way (the sense of relief and thankfulness) when it happened. Perhaps he was praying and giving thanks to the Michigan QB Loving God.
I love that much of DG's second effort on the rushing touchdown is Elliott Mealer manhandling him across the goal line.
I didn't think Jake Ryan had his best game against Minnesota, but my god, when he makes a play, he MAKES A PLAY.
Thanks for posting, great gif
I'm not sure why people think Gallon's TD was "dubious." He had full control of the ball with both hands when his left foot hit the turf in the EZ. The DB didn't even have his hand on the ball at that point. At that moment, it is a TD, anything that happens after that is irrelevant, isn't it?
Roundtree's was more in the gray area in my opinion as I am not sure he ever had full control of the ball at any point, even though it did not impact the ground.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that they were both amazing efforts by the WR's in question.
Re: Gallon's TD. I believe the rule is he has to maintain control as he goes to ground since he jumped for the catch. Not quite as strict as the NFL rule, but similar I believe.
Ace, thanks for the "one frame at a time". I love the internets.
In the last clip you can almost see Devin go up to chest bump Denard like they always do, and then think better of it.
Cool under pressure and excitement.
There's some pretty good linebacker's in the B1G, but if JMFR doesn't make 1st team, the voters can all go screw themselves.