|Date of game: 9/20/2014
Recap: Michigan vs. Utah
Ann Arbor, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Travis Wilson threw for 172 yards and a touchdown, helping the Utah Utes knock off the Michigan Wolverines, 26-10, in non-conference play at Michigan Stadium.
Wilson completed 14-of-20 pass attempts for the Utes (3-0) and he was intercepted once. Backup quarterback Kendal Thompson came on to complete 4- of-7 for another 33 yards, but he was picked off once and suffered two sacks. Dres Anderson caught six passes for 57 yards and a score.
Devin Gardner threw for 148 yards on 14-of-26 passing for the Wolverines (2-2), but he was intercepted twice and sacked three times. Devin Funchess had four catches for 82 yards.
A 42-yard field goal by Michigan's Matt Wile, just over five minutes into the contest, opened the scoring.
With a minute left in the opening quarter, Andy Phillips responded with a 35- yard field goal of his own for the Utes, making it 3-3.
In the first minute of the second quarter, Kaelin Clay returned a Michigan punt 66 yards for a touchdown to put Utah up 10-3.
With five minutes left in the first half, the Wolverines' Willie Henry picked off the first pass attempt from Thompson and returned it seven yards for the score, knotting the game back up at 10-10.
As time expired for the first half, Phillips broke the tie, converting a 38- yard field goal to cap a 16-play, 54-yard drive by the visitors..
At the beginning of the third quarter, Anderson caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Wilson, putting the Utes ahead 20-10.
Phillips connected on two straight field goals at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the first from 48 yards and the second, even longer, a 50-yard effort. Those extended the Utes' lead to 26-10.
The game was delayed in the middle of the fourth quarter for more than two hours due to severe rain and lightning strikes in the area. Neither team added to the scoreboard when action finally resumed.
Despite finishing with 308 yards of total offense, compared to 286 for the Utes, Michigan's four turnovers greatly hindered its offensive production.Game Notes