Noah Furbush isn’t a guy that has heard his name called a lot for Michigan this season. But the senior linebacker may have made the play of the game in the Outback Bowl.
With the Wolverines owning a 16-3 lead over South Carolina in the third quarter, the Gamecocks were hoping to come up with a few big plays to try and get back into the contest. Quarterback Jake Bentley forced a pass deep downfield to a receiver surrounded by the Michigan defense. The pass was batted away and Furbush, who was trailing on the play, grabbed the deflection and started heading the other way.
In a game that’s not had a lot of highlight reel plays, this was easily at the top of the list.
Noah Furbush with the play of the game pic.twitter.com/9PJOkPDIl2
— Dustin Schutte (@Schutte_B1GFB) January 1, 2018
Furbush is in his senior season with the Wolverines. He’s recorded 28 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass deflection this season while playing in all 13 games. Now, he gets to add an interception to his stat line.
It was the first pick of his career.