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Game Recap: Michigan beats Florida 33-17

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It wasn’t pretty, but Michigan did enough to get the win

NCAA Football: Florida at Michigan Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines kicked off the football season against the Florida Gators at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The tilt was billed as a big-time game, and it sure was. Ups and downs, peaks and valleys. The Wolverines endured the bad moments to come out victorious, topping Florida 33-17.

Game Recap-

First Quarter

  • Florida leads 3-0 after marching down the field on their first drive. Eddy Pineiro’s kick is good.
  • Midway through the first, Ty Issac has a big scamper that puts the Wolverines in field goal range. Wilton Speight throws a touchdown that’s called back by an incorrect illegal man downfield penalty. Michigan has to settle for a Quinn Nordin field goal. The score is tied 3-3.
  • With 3:01 left in the first, Speight lets it rip and finds a wide open Tarik for 46 yards in the end zone, touchdown Wolverines. Michigan leads 10-3.

Second Quarter

  • Wilton Speight throws a high pass, and off the receivers hands it lands into the hands of Florida’s Duke Dawson. The interception is returned for a 48 yard touchdown. The score is tied 10-10.
  • On the following drive, Speight lets another ball sail past his intended target. C.J. Henderson intercepts the ball and takes it to the house for a 41 yard touchdown. Florida leads 17-10.
  • John O’Korn takes the helm as quarterback for Michigan. The drive ends in points, as Quinn Nordin drills a 55 yard field goal. The score is now 17-13 Florida.

Third Quarter

  • Wilton Speight is back in at quarterback and has an efficient drive to start the half. The drive ends with a Karan Higdon 3 yard touchdown run. Michigan leads 20-17.
  • Quinn Nordin makes another field goal. Michigan is up 23-17.
  • Nordin convers another field goal attempt. Michigan leads 26-17.

Fourth Quarter

  • Chase Winovich sacks Gators quarterback Malik Zaire in the endzone. Zaire fumbles, and Noah Furbush recovers the ball. Michigan leads 33-17.

FINAL SCORE: Michigan 33- Florida 17