Cincinnati falls to MI 36-14

Cincinnati Bearcats and Michigan Wolverines lock horns in the college football action this Saturday. The other two phases are a work in progress as well, especially the offense.

MI redshirt senior WR Wilton Speight completed 17 of 29 attempts for 221 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 36-14 win over Cincinnati on Saturday.

The former Ohio State player and coach has racked up more wins over the Wolverines than he can count at this point. The Wolverines passing game gave reason for concern, because once again running back Ty Isaac was outstanding. Mike Boon led the Bearcats in the win by rushing for 100 yards on 19 carries with one touchdown. Meanwhile junior running back Karan Higdon rushed four times for 13 yards. He didn't make his first appearance in the game until Michigan's possession at the end of the first quarter.

The scoring play capped off an 85-yard, 10-play drive.

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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.

Crawford led the MI receiving corps with four catches for a career-best 83 yards and a touchdown (he only had four catches for 47 yards all of last year). Hayden Moore had 151 passing yards with three touchdowns. 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 didn't skip a beat on defense despite replacing 10 starters as Don Brown's unit registered six sacks and forced three turnovers while holding the Gators to 192 yards of offense.

Then, freshman receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones fumbled a punt, and the rest of what transpired was an uneven-at-best performance in a 36-14 win against the Bearcats in two of three phases.

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· It's the first time MI has turned the ball over four times or more in the first two games of the season since 2015, when MI lost the ball a combined five times against Utah and Oregon State.

The Wildcats scored five rushing TDs and gained 304 yards on the ground against Charlotte (0-2).

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

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