Saturday, August 30, 2008

College Football Update: Rodriguez loses in coaching debut for Michigan

For a second straight season, the Michigan Wolverines lost their first game of the season at home. Utah defeated Michigan 25-23. This of course marks the first loss for Rich Rodriguez as the Michigan head coach.

The Wolverines were down 25-10 in the fourth quarter when they scored two touchdowns. The first came when Steven Threet threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Junior Hemingway. The second one came just a few minutes later when Sam McGuffie scored on a three-yard run.

The Wolverines missed the two point conversion to tie the game. Ultimately, the miss for two made the difference in the game and now Michigan is 0-1.

Both teams struggled on the offensive side of the ball, not even reaching 400 total yards. The game ultimately belonged to Utah kicker Louie Sakoda, who kicked four field goals, including a 53-yarder.

Both Nick Sheridan and Steven Threet played for Michigan. Sheridan went 10-for-18 with 96 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Threet had one touchdown pass as well.

Michigan plays Miami of Ohio next week.

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