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Pontiac Game Changing Performance
the 1st half was sooooo bad, there are a couple of other potential game-changing plays:
- The TD-saving tackle on the return of Threets interception within the 5 yard line on the last play of the 1st half
- The TD reception by Koger following a totally incompetent 1st half on offense that produced 1 1st down.
- Any of a number of defensive plays. Defensive stands that forced FG attempts rather than TDs in the first half. But one stands out and it was the sack/forced fumble on the 5 yard line on Wisconsin's penultimate drive.
There was also that roughing the passer that prevented us from going three-and-out. I forget when exactly it was because I spent the last 20 minutes of the game in delirium.
That was also huge in keeping the drive alive that resulted in a TD. That would be #4.
A lot of plays, all of which were necessary for Michigan to win the game.
The TSN Turning Point for me was when RR decided to go for it on 4th down in our own territory mid-way through the 3Q. Grady bangs ahead and picks it up. The offense gets a little more confidence. Threet throws the TD pass to Koger (who hopefully has replaced Cancer Butler for the remainder of the season) and the comeback was on.
agree that that was a huge play in the game when it was still (barely) in doubt.