Second time running
UConn gets the ball to start the second half.
Halftime: Michigan 38, UConn 0
McCarthy: 10-13, 172 yards
Corum: 9 runs, 47 yards, 4 TDs
Bell: 4 catches, 61 yards
Side note: Cade McNamara came in as QB just before the half and received a standing ovation. Jake Moody also missed a 62-yard field goal as time expired.
Corum sets a career high for rushing touchdowns in a game
Q2 3:11: After two big passing plays, Corum adds his fourth TD of the game, the highest of his career. He is now 38-0.
Q2 4:33: Michigan forces another three and out. Henning does not take this back, but instead calls for a fair catch.
Henning brings clearance to the house
Q2 6:05 AJ Henning returns the punt 61 yards for the touchdown. Michigan now leads 31-0.
Q2 8:29: Not a good move for Michigan’s offense. Credit to the UConn defense for containing the run and forcing a coverage sack on third down. Michigan clears for the second time.
Q2 11:15 UConn goes three-and-out again, but this time the punt doesn’t get blocked. Michigan actually has an average field position for a change, starting at its own 29th.
Corum gets TD No. 3
Q2 12:08: Corum runs through the stomach to score his third touchdown of the half. Michigan leads 24-0
Michigan blocks clearance
Q2 13:04: This time, Michigan leaves the field on third down. They force a punt from UConn after Turner’s pass is incomplete. Michigan proceeds to block the clearance.
Q2 2:11 PM: Michigan thought they had gone off the field, but a pass interference call to DJ Turner, who also dropped a potential interception on the play, moves the chains for UConn.
1st Quarter End: Michigan 17, UConn 0
Michigan settles for three
Q1 0:38 UConn’s defense hangs on, forces a Jake Moody field goal to make it 17-0.
UConn fumbles, Michigan bounces back
Q1 2:09 UConn running back loses trade, Michigan falls on him.
Corum scores again
Q1 2:52: Blake Corum drives for his second touchdown of the game to make it 14-0 in Michigan.
Q1 4:09 Michigan is moving the ball. Jim Harbaugh calls a timeout. It will be first and goal.
Q1 9:43: UConn QB Zion Turner escapes the pocket and his pass goes right through the hands of his tight end. They end up kicking.
Q1 10:30: MSU transfer Brandon Bouyer-Randle sniffs the QB goalie and stops McCarthy in the backfield. Michigan punts.
Q1 11:55: Michigan smells a bubble screen from UConn and they force a three and out.
Michigan strikes fast
Q1 12:53: Blake Corum 20-yard rushing touchdown. Michigan strikes fast for the second week in a row. 7-0 early.
Q1 14:11: Big play alert: JJ McCarthy hits Roman Wilson on a screen for 38 yards.
Michigan won the toss and chose to receive. They will receive the ball first. Start at 12:08 pm
before the game
Linebacker Nihai Hill-Green and offensive lineman Karsen Barnhart will also sit out this game.
Running back Donovan Edwards will not wear due to an injury suffered last week against Hawaii. Freshman CJ Stokes is expected to get more carries.
Michigan enters its final non-conference tune-up with its quarterback battle finally settled.
JJ McCarthy will make his second consecutive start under center and the first since head coach Jim Harbaugh named him the full-time starter. He was nearly perfect last week and will look to stay warm against UConn.
Michigan is the heavy favorite once again this week, being favored by a whopping 46 points. The Wolverines didn’t quite cover the 51-point spread against Hawaii last week, so place your bets accordingly.
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University of Connecticut at Michigan
► Kick off: Saturday noon, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
► television/radio: ABC/97.1
► Line: Michigan for 46
► Records: UConn 1-2; No. 4 Michigan 2-0
► Series: Michigan leads 2-0 (Last time: Sept. 15, 2013 — Michigan 24, (at) Connecticut 21