The Dell Boys
The Dell Boys

MI robbed of touchdown by incorrect penalty vs. Florida

MI robbed of touchdown by incorrect penalty vs. Florida

Vic Wharton III had five catches for 156 yards for Cal, which trailed 17-7 in the second quarter.

Some football pundits point to 2018 as the year when Michigan's roster will see a convergence of both talent and experience, but the season in front of us can't simply be overlooked. MI has won all three meetings with Florida, including a resounding 41-7 victory in the 2016 Citrus Bowl, but the Gators hope to fly the flag for the SEC and extend their impressive winning streak in season openers to 28 in a row.

Back-to-back interceptions were returned for touchdowns on Saturday turning a 10-3 deficit for the Florida Gators into a 17-10 lead over MI.

Here's a game-by-game look at the Wolverines' 2017 schedule with predictions for each contest. The good news: Harbaugh's assembled lots of talent.

Speight's day, however, was anything but easy.

The Wolverines went three and out. Quinn Nordin impressed in his first career game by being the first kicker in MI football history to kick two 50-plus-yard field goals in a game, including a 55-yarder on the team's first drive. That whirlwind started in the first half after he hit Tarik Black for a 46-yard touchdown.

Wilton Speight played the entire game at quarterback for MI with the exception of John O'Korn entering for two series in the second quarter. Interception, touchdown, and the Gators had the lead in the second quarter.

Wilton Speight and the Wolverines offense led a long drive down the field, lasting well into double-digit plays. Unfortunately Nordin missed his last two attempts, but it was very much a fantastic debut. Florida did not score after the second pick-six.

Michael Carter scored twice for UNC (0-1), which started LSU graduate transfer Brandon Harris at quarterback but leaned more on redshirt freshman Chazz Surratt. They were merciless. It showed the young Wolverines still know one of Harbaugh's best phrases: "Win with character, win with cruelty".


editors' picks