Michael Barrett and the Michigan defense outplayed Rutgers in the second half of Saturday’s game. Barrett’s performance was so good that he earned the Rose Bowl B1G Player of the Week award.

Barrett had 4 total tackles and 2 interceptions. His interceptions were on back-to-back plays with his 2nd of the game being a pick-six.

Michigan went into halftime down 17-14 to the Scarlet Knights, and then proceeded to outscore them 38-0 in the second half. Barrett played a key role in the second half dominance that the Wolverines displayed.

Barrett has been with Michigan since 2018. He has played in all nine games for the Wolverines so far and appeared in 42 career games as a whole.

After everything he’s accomplished for Michigan in his career, this was his first Player of the Week award. Barrett also became the first Wolverine to have a multiple interception game since the 2016 season.

The depth of the Michigan defense has done itself a lot of favors so far.