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Michigan WR Has Heartbreaking Reaction To Dropped Pass

Michigan wide receiver Ronnie Bell with the ball.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 07: Wide receiver Ronnie Bell #8 of the Michigan Wolverines carries against the Army Black Knights during the second half at Michigan Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Ronnie Bell made some big plays tonight for Michigan, catching four balls for 71 yards on the day. It is the one he didn't catch tonight against Penn State that will haunt him, though.

On 4th and goal from the Penn State three yardline, Michigan had a chance to score and tie up or take the lead on Penn State, down 28-21. Shea Patterson felt pressure from the Penn State rusher, deftly avoiding a sack and finding Bell in the end zone with a perfect pass to his chest.

Bell had a defender draped over him, but it was a very catchable ball. Unfortunately, he dropped it, handing Penn State the ball back with under two minutes remaining.

A pair of Noah Cain runs got things to 3rd and 3, forcing Michigan to burn its final timeout with 1:45 left in the game, in hopes of forcing a punt and getting one last shot at a game-winning drive. Penn State made the gutsy call to hand the ball to star receiver KJ Hamler on a handoff. He had a huge game, with six catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns, including the 53-yard bomb that proved to be the game-winner. With three yards to go, he picked up four on the ground to move the chains and seal the win. Ronnie Bell was spotted on the opposite sideline, shedding tears moments after his fateful drop.

It's a tough moment, but no one can blame him for caring so much about the game, and feeling such remorse about that blown play.

With the loss, Michigan falls to 5-2, and 3-2 in Big Ten play. Paired with Wisconsin's loss, and Penn State should jump up to No. 6 in the country, and is the clear contender for Ohio State's crown in the conference.