WATCH: Donovan Peoples-Jones explodes for 79-yard go-ahead TD against Spartans

By Matt Johnson
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

In a heated rivalry game against the Michigan State Spartans, Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones came through with the biggest play of the game on a go-ahead touchdown.

Late in the third quarter, Wolverines quarterback Shea Patterson unleashed a strike deep down the field to Peoples-Jones. The sophomore receiver slipped out of a tackle, stayed in bounds then took off for the 79-yard touchdown.

This is always the danger for opponents with Peoples-Jones. He can have a quiet game then at any given moment, his athleticism and explosiveness come out and he delivers a big play.

Patterson snapped Michigan’s six-year drought without a touchdown pass against Michigan State, now he has two scores on the day as the Wolverines. The Wolverines have a passing attack now and it can make them dangerous, just as this play showed.