BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- One play can make up for a lot of bad ones.
That certainly was the case on Saturday night. With Michigan holding onto its 48-41 in double over time, the Wolverines needed make one more defensive play, on what was otherwise a dreadful evening for U-M’s defense that had already given up 527 yards to the Hoosiers offense.
Here’s the scenario.
It was IU’s ball on fourth-and-goal at U-M’s 2, that’s when Delano Hill made a play that kept Michigan’s chances of winning the Big Ten in front of them.
What happened next? Well, Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfield’s fourth down pass was broken up by Hill, who clinched the road victory for the Wolverines, it what turned out to be Michigan’s second goal-line stand for a road victory in the past two weeks.
“Just basically, I just tried to do my job, jeep my eyes on my man and get the ball out,” Hill said of game clinching pass deflection.
“I seen he had caught it a little bit before I put my hands on it,” Hill recalled. “But I tried to get the ball out. I was just trying to attack the ball like he was.
And what was Hill’s his emotions after the play? “I’m just happy. We (are) ready to get out of here now. We knew we had the win.”
No. 15 Michigan (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) plays at Penn State (7-3, 4-2) on Saturday at noon.