The Wolverines pulled down two interceptions, and Tyree Kinnel and Lavert Hill each returned their pick for a touchdown. Freshman Quinn Nordin was named the Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking four field goals, including a 55-yarder, against Florida. In the second quarter, MI had 17 plays and only got 44 yards.
Offensively, Michigan football averages 33.0 points and 433.0 total yards, 218.0 in passing and 215.0 in rushing per game. Crawford had 83 yards on four catches and Perry had 66 yards on four catches.
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).
The Wolverines finished with 414 yards of total offense, 221 through the air and 193 on the ground. The drive was extended when MI converted on fourth-and-eight on a 20-yard pass from Speight to Kekoa Crawford putting the Wolverines at the Bearcats' 12.
Take away the two touchdowns scored by the MI defense, one late in the fourth quarter, and this game would have been much closer. MI is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 non-conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
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With just over four minutes remaining before halftime, Adams was in the right place again as he picked up a fumble from 46 yards out to make the score 31-7. The Wolverines fumbled the punt, giving UC the ball at the MI 38-yard line. He went 11 for 25 last week running for 181 yards and one touchdown with the two picks.
A turnover gave the Bearcats their first scoring opportunity, and they took advantage.
MI fumbled three times Saturday, losing two.
As far as numbers go, freshman center Cesar Ruiz is wearing No. 96 today - as a possible tackle-eligible player.
Mike Boone and Hayden Moore saved the game for the Bearcats. The next MI possession, Grant Perry appeared to make a miraculous third-down catch, but after a review, officials ruled it an incompletion although it looked like it bounced off his hand into his arms.