Cincy cuts UM lead to 17-14.
Not that the Bearcats didn't help.
The bigger Badgers (2-0) wore down the Owls (0-2) despite some middling play in the middle of the game. Will Hart had two 21-yard punts in the second half that the Bearcats didn't take advantage of. These two will meet up from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with the contest airing live on ABC.
What needs to be fixed?.
The numbers weren't bad - 17-of-29 passing for 221 yards and two touchdowns - but redshirt junior Wilton Speight missed four throws to wide open receivers, and the offense never really seemed to be in sync. 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. The question of covering the spread will be if the Wolverines can move the ball enough on Cincinnati. MI hasn't answered that question yet. The Wolverines' fourth quarter then featured a field goal, safety and a pick-six on a Moore interception to end the Bearcats' hopes of an upset.
Last week MI held Florida to 192 yards, forced three turnovers (returning a fumble for a score) and held the Gators to nine first downs. If the defense continues to play at this level, MI will be a very tough team to beat.
We have yet to see MI face an elite offense, but if the Wolverines are going to be a CFP contender, this defense is the reason why. Ty Isaac made incredible 114 yards on only 11 carries and Chris Evans ran for 78 yards running behind the brand new offensive line.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Darius Anderson ran for a career-high 106 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and No. 23 TCU's defense dominated once again in a victory over Arkansas. That's why cleaning up the mistakes in the other two phases, or next week will be a little more interesting.