Remember 'The Spot?' A former Michigan DL is still upset and ex-Buckeyes QB JT Barrett had an awesome response
It might be something that former Michigan players are never truly able to flush from their memory. “The Spot” in 2016 was the difference between the Wolverines making a trip to Indianapolis to compete in the B1G Championship Game and Ohio State’s continued dominance in the rivalry game.
The 4th down conversion by former Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett was controversial at the time. And, apparently, former Michigan defensive lineman Chris Wormley hasn’t quite gotten over it.
On Thursday, Jordan Strack of WTOL had the opportunity to tell Barrett that Wormley is still convinced he was stopped short of the 1st down marker. The former Buckeye had a solid response.
“That’s fine. I’m glad my guy wasn’t the referee, I don’t know,” Barrett said. “We don’t have to discuss it, really. There’s no double-takes. We got a 1st down, move on. He’s not moving on, but he should.”
JT Barrett stopped in northwest Ohio last night…we told him that Chris Wormley still to this day says he was short in 2016…here was JT's response… pic.twitter.com/kTj94wZmTa
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) April 21, 2022
Had Barrett been ruled short, Michigan would’ve defeated Ohio State 27-24 in overtime. With the 1st down spot, Ohio State scored on the next play thanks to a 15-yard run by Curtis Samuel into the end zone.
The Buckeyes won 30-27.
Finally, in 2021, Michigan snapped an 8-game losing streak to Ohio State with a 42-27 victory at the Big House. But even the most recent victory in “The Game” is enough to rid former players of the controversy that surrounds that play.
Sports Betting in Big Ten Country
With the launch coming on January 1, 2023, Ohio sports betting apps are almost here.
FanDuel is now giving users a $100 bonus for Ohio pre-registration. Go pre-register now.
21+ and present in OH. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.