Utah defeats Michigan 26-10

2 hour and 20 minute rain delay

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

20th September, 2014     0

The University of Michigan football team struggled on Saturday afternoon and evening against the 2-0 Utah Utes.   The game was affected by a 2 hour and 20 minute rain delay.  The delays involved lightening in the area and by NCAA rules they have to wait 30 minutes after seeing the last lightening strike.   The game was suspended at 6:25p.m and didn't resume until 8:47p.m. for the final 6 1/2 minutes. 

Utah took control of the game early and lead 13-10 going into halftime and then clinched the victory with a strong ball control offense in the 2nd half for the 26-10 victory.   The Utes move to 3-0 on the season and Michigan dropped to 2-2.   The Michigan offense struggled all afternoon and only scoring 3 points on the opening drive of the game.   They now have scored on 3 points on offense in the past 2 games.   Devin Gardner the starting quarterback was replaced in the 4th quarter by Shane Morris.

The announced attendance of 103,890 fans didn't seem that large with many no-shows at the Big House.   The only touchdown of the game by Michigan was scored on a short interception return by the defensive lineman.   Their were many boo birds in the house in the 2nd half when the offense couldn't get moving.   I see a very long season for the Michigan Wolverines in 2014.   Devin Gardner just doesn't seem like the same person and playing like the way he did in early 2013.    Coach Brady Hoke will have to make some bold moves to get this team headed in the right direction. 

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