Cincinnati falls to MI 36-14

Cincinnati falls to MI 36-14

According to oddsmakers at, MI is favored heavily at home, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -34 points against Cincinnati.

Michigan's only other offensive points came on two short field goals, one in each half, by redshirt freshman Quinn Nordin.

The Wolverines pulled down two interceptions, and Tyree Kinnel and Lavert Hill each returned their pick for a touchdown.

It may not be the most high-profile game of a loaded Week 2 slate, but Cincinnati's visit to MI is an intriguing noon matchup with several storylines to keep an eye on for both sides. The Wolverines passing game gave reason for concern, because once again running back Ty Isaac was outstanding. Kekoa Crawford (four catches, 83 yards, touchdown) and Grant Perry (four catches, 66 yards, touchdown) are the go-to receivers right now while some of those highly touted targets such as Peoples-Jones and Tarik Black develop consistency. Meanwhile junior running back Karan Higdon rushed four times for 13 yards.

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Rudolph broke Brandon Weeden's mark of 9,260 yards it late in the second quarter, and finished the night with 9,352.

So just from a competitive standpoint, one team getting that much more practice and prep time for a game wasn't an ideal scenario in the eyes of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Cincy cuts UM lead to 17-14.

Speight (17 of 29, 221 yards, two touchdowns) didn't make any critical mistakes, but the offense was stop-and-start and there's still a developmental curve with a young group of receivers.

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kendall Adams scored two defensive touchdowns in the first half to propel No. 19 Kansas State to a victory over Charlotte. However, another way to look at it is that MI was sloppy and still won by 22 points, although it's important to remember 14 of those were thanks to the defense. MI couldn't convert a third-and-2 inside the 5-yard line, and that led to another field goal. Fickell spent the last 18 seasons as an assistant and head coach at Michigan's archrival, Ohio State.

Nine plays later, Mike Boone ran a yard for the touchdown, cutting the Wolverines lead to 14-7.

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MI then went ahead 36-14 with 4:21 left in the game on a 24-yard interception return for a touchdown by sophomore cornerback Lavert Hill.

Not in points, but in rushing yards.

· MI is now 115-18-3 in home openers and 3-0 under Jim Harbaugh.

· The attendance of Saturday's game was 111,384.

Fickell, now the head coach at Cincinnati, has the Bearcats trailing 17-14 midway through the third quarter of this afternoon's contest in Ann Arbor.

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