30 November 2019 20:55
Michigan football dials up new defense vs. Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins: Taking his shoe You can't say Michigan football isn't trying to do everything to stop Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins. MICHIGAN VS. OHIO STATE: Live updates, game blog On a first-down run during the second quarter in Ann Arbor, Dobbins busted up the middle for 4 yards. He was tackle by U-M's Carlo Kemp and Aidan Hutchinson.
You may have heard of a shoestring tackle, but this takes it to a new level. As the two Wolverines held on to Dobbins' foot, they began working on the ball carrier's shoe. That was until they were actually able to get the shoe off his foot. This happened right in front of an official, who threw his flag. Kemp and U-M was penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct, because apparently checking an opponent's shoe size is against the rules.
They tried to steal his shoe. This rivalry is just different Michigan actually untied @Jkdobbins22's shoe pic.twitter.com/Rz4Qq8eB5T — FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 2019 Ultimately, it backfired. Michigan was called for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to give Ohio State an automatic first down, and Dobbins got the last laugh, capping off the drive with a touchdown. College defenses haven't been able to stop Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins all season long, and he entered Saturday's rivalry game against Michigan with a career high 1,446 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns on the season. After Dobbins scored a touchdown on Ohio State's first drive of the game, Michigan defenders Carlo Kemp and Aidan Hutchinson devised a new way to try and slow down the Buckeyes' star.
When Dobbins was on the ground at the end of a play in the second quarter, Kemp and Hutchinson worked together to untie Dobbins' left shoe and pull it off his foot. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, their tactics didn't work. A referee spotted what happened, and Kemp earned an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that moved the Buckeyes into Michigan territory. Later in the drive, Dobbins scored his second touchdown of the game on a 7-yard rush to give Ohio State a 21-13 lead. It seems like we see the weird and bizarre sometimes during rivalry games, and we've got one for you that happened in the first half of The Game between Ohio State and Michigan. Buckeye running back J.K. Dobbins is having himself a game, and apparently the Michigan defenders are willing to do about anything to slow him down. Yes, even untie and take his shoe off. The act actually resulted in a 15-yard penalty as the referee was right on top of the play when it happened. Watch the below captured by Kevin McGuire. Not really sure what to say about this, but chalk it up to something we've never seen before in the annual grudge match between Ohio State and Michigan.