The Michigan Wolverines started off the year with a bang against Western Michigan, easily winning 47-14. It was a game they were supposed to win, but they did so convincingly. The only bad news coming out of the game was the loss of top receiver Ronnie Bell who torn his ACL. It was a somber moment in an otherwise great start to the season.
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Date: Sept. 11, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV: ABC (WTEN - Albany)
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The Wolverines looked sharp on offense. They gained 335 yards on the ground, and Cade McNamara and J.J. McCarthy combined to go 13-17 with three touchdown passes. The defense, after giving up an early touchdown, made enough adjustments to shut down the overmatched Bronco offense.
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Final - Washington 10, Michigan 31 - Players of the Game: Hasaan Haskins who rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown, and Blake Corum who rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns. They combined for 326 yards on the ground for the Wolverines.
0:51 (Q4, WU 10, UM 31 - Washington turns it over on downs after an unsuccessful fourth-down conversion.
1:12 (Q4, WU 10, UM 31 - SACK! Dylan Morris is sacked by David Ojabo for the second time tonight!
1:46 (Q4, WU 10, UM 31) - TOUCHDOWN! Michigan's Blake Corum scores for a third time tonight extending the Wolverines lead to 21 after a successful extra point.
3:26 (Q4, WU 10, UM 24) - Hassan Haskins continues to light up Washington with 39 rushing yards in six plays so far this drive. Michigan is sitting at the 17-yard line of the Huskies.
7:01 (Q4, WU 10, UM 24) - Just four plays later, the Huskies turn it over on downs. Michigan takes over at their own 44-yard line.
7:18 (Q4, WU 10, UM 24) - Huskies' Dylan Morris completes an 11-yard pass to Giles Jackson to the Michigan 44-yard line for a first down, and the drive continues.
10:25 (Q4, WU 10, UM 24) - Michigan punts after a four and out. Washington takes over at their own 18-yard line after a return of only 4 yards.
12:04 (Q4, WU 10, UM 24) - TOUCHDOWN! That didn't take long from a Huskies offense that has been struggling all night. Dylan Morris completes another bomb to Terrell Bynum for 22 yards. Peyton Henry makes the point after.
13:40 (Q4, WU 3, UM 24) - Dylan Morris throws a bomb to Giles Jackson for a 33-yard completion setting the Huskies up inside the Michigan 30-yard line.
13:56 (Q4, WU 3, UM 24) - TOUCHDOWN! Hassan Haskins gets his first score of the night on a 6-yard touchdown scamper. Jake Moody made the extra point.
End of the Third Quarter - Washington 3, Michigan 17 - Star Player Watch: Blake Cornum has 16 rushes for 144 yards and two touchdowns.
2:02 (Q3, WU 3, UM 17) - Michigan converts a fourth down on a 1-yard run from Hassan Haskins to keep their drive alive. They are almost in Washington territory.
4:20 (Q3, WU 3, UM 17) - Wolverines' third-down conversion on a pass from Cade McNamara to Blake Cornum for 9 yards.
5:57 (Q3, WU 3, UM 17) - FIELD GOAL! Washington's Peyton Henry connects on a 28-yard field goal for the Huskies' first score.
6:36 (Q3, WU 0, UM 17) - SACK! Aidan Hutchinson takes down Dylan Morris for a 2-yard loss after Morris couldn't find an open target.
8:28 (Q3, WU 0, UM 17) - Washington gets another first down on their most impressive drive of the night. Dylan Morris completes an 18-yard pass to Terrell Bynum down to the 24-yard line of the Wolverines.
9:28 (Q3, WU 0, UM 17) - Washington is trying to make something happen with a first down from Dylan Morris to Cade Otton for 4 yards.
10:52 (Q3, WU 0, UM 17) - TOUCHDOWN! Michigan just continued to run the ball down the field and capitalize with a Blak Corum four-yard score for his second touchdown of the night. Corum and Haskins ran for 73 yards on the drive.
13:27 (Q3, WU 0, UM 10) - Michigan got the second-half kickoff and is already marching down the field. Hassan Haskins has 39 rushing yards on the drive so far. It continues on the Washington 34-yard line.
Halftime - Washington 0, Michigan 10 - Star Player Watch: Blake Cornum has 11 rushes for 107 yards and a touchdown.
1:33 (Q2, WU 0, UM 10) - It didn't take long for a Washington three and out. Michigan takes over with just over 90 seconds left in the half.
2:29 (Q2, WU 0, UM 10) - Michigan goes three and out. Washington gets another shot before the half to put some points on the board. Their offense needs to get working quickly.
5:12 (Q2, WU 0, UM 10) - FUMBLE! Washington tried again on 4th down, but this time they not only miss, but they cough up the ball. It was recovered by Michigan's Mich David Ojabo. Michigan takes over.
7:37 (Q2, WU 0, UM 10) - After an overturned first-down call on 3rd and 1, Washington went for it on 4th and 1 and completed the first down. They are almost in Michigan territory.
9:47 (Q2, WU 0, UM 10) - TOUCHDOWN! Blake Corum runs 68 yards to the house! Michigan takes a 10-0 lead.
12:16 (Q2, WU 0, UM 3) - After a three and out on their next first down, Washington's Race Porter punts the ball 43 yards. Michigan takes over at their own 31-yard line.
13:36 (Q2, WU 0, UM 3) - Pinned at their own 1-yard line, Washington got one first down and are now working their way down the field.
End of the First quarter - Washington 0, Michigan 3 - Star Player Watch: Hassan Haskins has 9 carries for 49 yards.
0:54 (Q1, WU 0, UM 3) - STUFFED! With a first and inside the five-yard line, the Washington Huskies defensive line stuffed the Wolverines four straight times to cause a turnover on downs inside the 1-yard line! Washington ball.
3:50 (Q1, WU 0, UM 3) - With their backs against the wall on 3rd and 15, the Wolverines make a 33-yard completion from Cade McNamara to Cornelius Johnson for a first down.
5:34 (Q1, WU 0, UM 3) - Another three and out for Washington. Race Porter shanks his second punt out of bounds for 33 yards. Michigan will take over at their own 40-yard line.
7:18 (Q1, WU 0, UM 3) - FIELD GOAL! Jake Moody capitalizes on his first opportunity connecting from 52 yards to put Michigan up 3-0.
8:37 (Q1, WU 0, UM 0) - Hassan Haskins runs 17 yards into Washington territory. Michigan's running game is cooking.
8:34 (Q1, WU 0, UM 0) - SACK! Michigan's Taylor Upshaw sacked Dylan Morris on third down forcing a punt. Michigan returned the punt 19 yards to their own 45-yard line
10:42 (Q1, WU 0, UM 0) - After 5 plays from Michigan, Brad Robbins punts the ball for 49 yards for Michigan. Washington takes over at their own 26-yard line.
13:36 (Q1, WU 0, UM 0) - Washington's first drive is stuffed. Race Porter punts the ball 60 yards to the Michigan 10-yard line.
15:00 (Q1, WU 0, UM 0) - Before the clock even started, Washington was flagged for delay of game.
Kickoff - Michigan kicked off for a touchback. Washington will take over for their first drive at their own 20-yard line.
8:08 pm - Michigan and Washington honor the fallen victims of 9/11 with a 100-yard flag and "God Bless America"
7:46 pm - Your announcers for tonight will be Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analyst), and Molly McGrath (sideline reporter).
7:38 pm - Everyone is locked in.
7:34 pm - Jim Harbaugh's expectations on the Wolverines will be put to the test today against the Huskies.
7:17 pm - We are just 45 minutes away from game time in Ann Arbor.
The Huskies came into the year thinking they were one of the favorites for the Pac-12 title, but without a few of their starting receivers, they laid an egg and lost to FCS Montana 13-7.
It was not the start Washington was looking for after being ranked in the Top 20 to start the year. The Huskies now must take the trip out east looking to beat a Michigan team that has played extremely well at night at Michigan Stadium. The Big House will be electric, and it's not going to be easy for the visitors to steal a win.
This will be the Huskies' first visit to Michigan since 2002 when the Wolverines kicked a last-second field goal to win the game.
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