WATCH: Michigan's Brandon Watson picks off deep pass, returns it 25 yards
Maybe all Michigan needed was the halftime break.
Following a first half against Notre Dame that concluded with a 21-10 deficit, the No. 14-ranked Wolverines needed a lift to get them back in the game against the No. 12 team in the country. Not even two minutes into the second half came a momentum booster.
Brandon Watson, a Michigan defensive back, picked off a Notre Dame pass and returned it into Fighting Irish territory.
Here’s a look:
INTERCEPTION! Michigan CB Brandon Watson picks off Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush to give the ball back to the Wolverines. pic.twitter.com/3okgIVTi4u
— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) September 2, 2018
Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush isn’t known for his fantastic accuracy, but a legitimate pass-rush was also part to thank for Watson’s INT.
Michigan’s defense began the second half by making a play. Now it’s time for the offense to follow with a play of its own.
The Michigan-Notre Dame game can be watched on NBC.