ANN ARBOR, Mich. — About two weeks after the fact, Jourdan Lewis humorously second-guessed himself on a key interception he made that helped secure Michigan’s 14-7 win on Oct. 1 against No. 8 Wisconsin.
“I thought, I should’ve just dropped it!” Michigan’s All-American cornerback said with a laugh of the catch against Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook.
“I put a hand up there and I jumped very early,” said Lewis, who filled in for Jim Harbaugh on the weekly radio appearance Thursday morning on Detroit’s WXYT-FM. “It stuck to my glove, honestly, and after the fact, I didn’t even think about it during the play. “
Also, Lewis couldn’t get through the interview without being asked about teammate Jabrill Peppers.
“It’s kind of hard talking about Michigan football and not adding Jabrill Peppers in the conversation,” Lewis said.
Lewis called his teammate a “world-class athlete” but wouldn’t go so far as to compare himself to the dynamic linebacker.
“To say that I’m better than him, I couldn’t even say that,” Lewis said.
Michigan (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) has a bye this week. It hosts Illinois on Oct. 15.