Ronnie! Ronnie!: Michigan Stadium erupts when Ronnie Bell makes first catch vs. Notre Dame
Taking a 17-0 lead into the halftime break, No. 19 Michigan turned in a very strong showing in the first half vs. No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
Although the brief drive ended up not resulting in any points, one of the coolest moments of the Wolverines’ season occurred shortly before halftime when sophomore wide receiver Ronnie Bell caught his first pass of the night.
Feel free to take a look, via the Big Ten Network’s Twitter account:
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The team’s leading receiver entering Saturday with 443 yards, Bell dropped a potential game-tying touchdown on fourth down late in Michigan’s loss to Penn State on November 19 at Beaver Stadium in State College.
Showing that they are not only one of the largest fan bases in the country, the Wolverine faithful made Bell feel right at home in his first game back at Michigan Stadium. It is worth noting, too, Michigan would not have been in position to tie the Nittany Lions had it not been for Bell’s five catches and 82 yards.
A three-star prospect out of Park Hill High School (Kansas City, Missouri) in the 2018 class, Bell caught eight passes for 145 yards (18.1 average) and two scores as a freshman.
Having found his niche with Oliver Martin’s transfer to Iowa and the graduation of Grant Perry, Bell will continue to be a large part of the Wolverines’ passing game moving forward.
Now in the third quarter, Notre Dame at Michigan is currently airing on ABC with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor on the call.