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Game Recap: No. 8 Michigan beats Cincinnati

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Michigan gets the W.

NCAA Football: Cincinnati at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The game wasn’t the blow out many expected the game to be, but the Michigan Wolverines pulled it off and improved to 2-0 on the season, beating the Cincinnati Bearcats 36-14.


First Quarter

- On Michigan’s first drive of the game, Wilton Speight delivers an accurate 43 yard pass to Kekoa Crawford for a touchdown. Michigan leads 7-0

- Bearcats quarterback Hayden Moore overthrows his target and the ball goes directly into the hands of Wolverines cornerback Tyree Kinnel for an interception return. Michigan leads 14-0

- Cincinnati gets on the board with a 1 yard touchdown run by Mike Boone. Michigan leads 14-7

Second Quarter

- Michigan drives down the field with goal to go, but has to settle for a Quinn Nordin field goal. Michigan leads 17-7

Third Quarter

- Cincinnati receives the ball at the beginning of the third quarter and makes the most out of the possession. Hayden Moore gets the Bearcats into the red-zone with a long quarterback scramble and finishes it off with a touchdown pass to Kahlil Lewis. Michigan leads 17-14

- Grant Perry hauls in a high throw from Wilton Speight on a quick slant, gains 33 yards and finds the end zone. Michigan leads 24-14

Fourth Quarter

- Michigan gets down to the six yard line, but fails to find pay-dirt, and settle for another field goal. Quinn Nordin drills the attempt. Michigan leads 27-14

- A bad snap by the Bearcats on a punt attempt leads to a safety after punter James Smith bats the ball out of the end-zone. Michigan leads 29-14

- Lavert Hill hauls in an interceptions and it goes for a 24 yard touchdown. Michigan leads 36-14

FINAL SCORE: Michigan 36 Cincinnati 14