Ann Arbor, MI - The University of Michigan today moved to 2-1 on the season with a dominant victory over UNLV at the Big House in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines playing in front of the 260th straight crowd of over 100,000 fans would show them that they were clearly the better team on the day. 108,683 fans filled the Big House under a cloudy start but would see the sunshine in the second half of the game.
Michigan's defense came to life today by shutting down the Rebels until a score in the fourth quarter when the game had already been decided. The Wolverines jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first half and could have tacked on some more points if a couple of passes would have been completed. Graduate quarterback Jake Rudock is still getting use to his wide receivers and missed a couple of big throws. He would finish the day with a 12 for 23 passing with 123 yards (1 TD).
Michigan did have a balanced offense with several different running backs getting action today. They would have 3 runners score touchdowns with the highlight of the day a 76 yard touchdown run by Ty Isaac. Isaac would have 114 yards on 8 carries to lead the Wolverine running attack. Head Coach Jim Harbaugh would start to get several different players into the game late in the 3rd quarter. One can sense the different atmosphere around Michigan Stadium with Jim Harbaugh returning to his Alma Mater.
Now with a big test coming up next Saturday at the Big House against Brigham Young before the start of the Big Ten season on October 3rd against Maryland on the road. The Wolverines still need to fine tune up in some areas before making a legitimate run for a Big Ten title. Team Co-Captain and fullback Joe Kerridge was injured midway through the 3rd period and was able to walk off the field under his own power. UNLV drops to 0-3 on the season and now plays Idaho State next Saturday.
16th November, 2023