All-Time Leaders: Interceptions Thrown in a Game

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18Sep 2023
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All-Time Leaders: Interceptions Thrown in a Game

Demetrius Brown (image via Pinterest)

This is not a list you want to be on, but you have to take the bad with the good. So here’s a look at the players who have thrown the most interceptions in a single game, and I was not aware of the school record until now:

  1. 7 – Demetrius Brown (1987 vs. Michigan State)
  2. 5 – Stan Noskin (1959 vs. Wisconsin)
  3. 4 – John Wangler (1979 vs. Purdue)
  4. 4 – John Navarre (2001 vs. Ohio State)
  5. 4 – Tate Forcier (2009 vs. Ohio State)
  6. 4 – Denard Robinson (2012 vs. Notre Dame)

How do you throw 7 interceptions in a single game and not get pulled before you reach that point?

Brown’s stat line during that game: 12/26 (46.2%), 158 yards, 1 touchdown, 7 interceptions. Michigan State won by a score of 17-11.

I planned to list the times players have thrown 3 interceptions in a game, but there are 44 of them!

Steve Smith and Rick Leach both threw 3 interceptions four times each. The most recent time a Michigan QB threw 3 picks in one game was J.J. McCarthy against Bowling Green in 2023.