Michigan's fourth-down trick play proves disastrous in opening drive vs. TCU
No. 2 Michigan had a strong start in the game versus No. 3 TCU after a solid 54-yard from running back Donovan Edwards. After failing to secure a touchdown on a wild run from quarterback J.J. McCarthy, head coach Jim Harbaugh decided to go for it on 4th-and-goal from the 2-yard line.
Michigan called for a variation of the Philly Special, but the play was blown up by TCU’s Dylan Horton with Colston Loveland tackled in the backfield.
TCU STOPS MICHIGAN ON 4TH & GOAL FROM THE 2 YARD LINE!!!! FIESTA BOWL IS OFF TO AN ELECTRIC START! pic.twitter.com/yu3wLsxaKB
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Michigan is trying to make its first appearance in the national championship since winning it in 1997. They will have to get through TCU first in the VRBO Fiesta Bowl.
Harbaugh is getting roasted for the questionable playcalling as he could have taken the quick lead over a fired-up Horned Frogs team.
To make matters worse, McCarthy threw a pick-6 on the following drive for Michigan.