Michigan had plenty of chances Thursday’s night against Utah, turning the ball over three times with one of those being a pick-six. I thought Jim Harbaugh should have choose Shane Morris to be his starting quarterback, but he went with senior Iowa transfer Jake Rudock, who looked nothing like his usual self. The Utes controlled their home field, beating the Wolverines 24-17.
Utah running back Devontae Booker had a huge game and started off his Heisman campaign with a bang, rushing for 69 yards and a touchdown while receiving for 55 yards on 7 receptions.
It was a 17-10 game before Utah defensive back Justin Thomas returned an interception 5-yards for a touchdown with 7:58 left in the fourth quarter.
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson also had a big game, throwing for 208 yards and rushing for 53 yards and a touchdown.
Rudock finished the game with 279 yards completing 27-of-his-43 attempts and two touchdowns. Michigan gained just 76 yards on the ground.
Overall Michigan looks like a decent team, but will have to cut down on the mistakes moving forward, while Utah looks like a real competitor in the Pac-12 this season.
The Wolverines will host Oregon State next week and Utah will host Utah State next Friday.