The Michigan Wolverines enjoyed a comfortable lead against their in-state rival Michigan State Spartans this afternoon in East Lansing. However, Michigan State would rattle off 23 of the final 26 points in the ball game, earning a dramatic 37-33 victory and handing the Wolverines their first defeat of the 2021 season.
Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara threw for 383 yards and two touchdowns, but it was his late interception that sealed his team’s fate.
“Obviously it was a big game, and not going to just not think about it,” McNamara explained. “This one stings as I mentioned, but we have to respond. Our backs are against the wall now, we have to respond.”
“We have to be able to bounce back, and can’t let this game define us,” McNamara said.
McNamara’s late 4th quarter interception officially spelled doom for the Wolverines, who fell to 7-1 while having to see the Spartans improve to a perfect 8-0.
“I think I need to do better, I just can’t do that at the end of the game,” McNamara said.
– – Quotes via The Wolverine Link – –