Michigan football (1-0) plays host to the UNLV Rebels (1-0) for a 3:39 p.m. kickoff on Sept. 9 at the Big House.
The Wolverines enter the game as 38-point favorites and still a little bit banged up on the defensive side of the ball—which wasn’t a problem last week and would figure to not have much of an impact in this one either with Michigan being big favorites.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh will be missing his second-straight game of a three-game self-imposed suspension. The Wolverines do, however, get offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Sherrone Moore back as he missed the ECU game, also due to a self-imposed suspension.
Defensive coordinator Jesse Minter handled the interim head coaching duties last week, while special teams coordinator Jay Harbaugh and running backs coach Mike Hart will split the acting head coaching duties this game, with Harbaugh taking the first half and Hart handling half the final 30 minutes.
Follow along here all game long for live updates throughout.
0:49: Michigan backup QB Jack Tuttle enters the game and runs the ball on a zone read for 18 yards on his first play. A late hit sends Tuttle into the UNLV bench and he is down on the play, but ends up running to the sideline under his own power.
0:56 Q3: UNLV goes for it on 4th-and-8 from near midfield and fails to convert. Wolverines will take over on downs.
2:20 3Q: Mason Graham forces a UNLV fumble on a run play. Rebels recover but forces a negative play for the UNLV offense.
3:16 3Q: Touchdown Michigan. Blake Corum find the endzone for the third time in the game on the ground, this time from five yards out. It was set up by a long Corum run earlier in the drive, followed by a 26 yard end around to Cornelius Johnson. Michigan 35, UNLV 0.
5:52 3Q: Michigan forces another UNLV 3-and-out, but on fourth down Michigan runs into the kicker. On the same play, UNLV gets called for a personal foul and is forced to re-kick. Tyler Morris, instead of Thaw, returns the punt to the U-M 25, where the Wolverines take over on offense.
6:44 3Q: Michigan has to punt for the second time of the day as Mccarthy’s pass to Wilson falls incomplete on third down. The Wolverines also miss a tackle on the punt, resulting in a 22-yard punt return. Rebels take over on their own 39.
8:08 3Q: The Rebels drive to down to the Michigan 35, but a QB draw play fails at Graham stuffs Brumfield on a run up the middle. Wolverines take over at their own 34.
10:18 3Q: Michigan looks to get a 3-and-out, but a roughing the passer foul gives UNLV a first down to keep the drive alive.
10:31 3Q: Touchdown Michigan. McCarthy steps up into the pocket and fires the ball to Wilson, who takes the ball in stride and goes for a 47 yard TD. Now the 5th TD reception of the season for Wilson. Michigan 28, UNLV 0
11:54 Q3: Michigan forces a UNLV 3-and-out on defense after Mason Graham stops Brumfield on an attempt scramble on 3rd-and-4. Michigan takes back over on offense on it own 36 after Jake Thaw returns the punt 19 yards.
13:41 Q3: Michigan is forced into its first punt of the game after a 3-and-out, as UNLV LB Jackson Woodard came on a blitz and knocked down a pass from McCarthy. UNLV takes over at its own 13 after the punt.
14:53 Q3: Mullings returns the opening kickoff of the second half to Michigan’s own 31, where the Wolverines will take over 1st-and-10
HALFTIME SCORE: Michigan 21, UNLV 0. Wolverines get the ball to start the second half.
0:24 Q2: Touchdown Michigan. McCarhty finds Roman Wilson over the middle of the field from 13 yards out. It’s Wilson’s fourth receiving TD of the season. Scoring drive was 10 plays for 83 yards. Michigan 21, UNLV 0
0:27 Q2: J.J. McCarthy sees an opening and runs it up the middle for a gain of 14 to the UNLV 13 in what it a nice looking drive at the end of the half for the Wolverines. U-M uses its first timeout of the half after the run.
4:37 Q2: Michigan shuts down a promising UNLV drive on a pass breakup from Mike Sainristill on what was a nicely delivered ball from Brumfield. Wolverines take over at their own 17 after the punt.
Quick update: Will Johnson has seen snaps in this game despite not being out there on the opening series. Still no Rod Moore as he is on sidelines wearing a sort of knee brace.
8:32 Q2: Michigan drives the ball inside of UNLV’s 20 but gets stopped by the Rebels defense on a 4th-and-short play on a Corum run up the middle.
13:25 Q2: Harrell records his second consecutive sack for a loss of seven yards and forces a UNLV punt. Michigan takes over on its own 41 after a 29-yard punt.
14:15 Q2: Jaylen Harrell records Michigan’s second sack of the game while Quinten Johnson applied the pressure off a blitz.
14:56 Q2: Touchdown Michigan. Blake Corum powers it up the middle again from two yards out for his second TD of the game. Michigan 14, UNLV 0.
Michigan has driven the ball all the way down to the UNLV 2-yard line after a couple of key third down conversions. On the last play of the quarter, McCarthy ran the ball off right tackle for a gain of 17 to the UNLV 2. At the end of 15 mins of play, it’s Michigan 7, UNLV 0.
Q1 6:20: Derrick Moore records Michigan’s first sack of the year to force a 3-and-out. Michigan takes over at its own 25 after the punt.
Q1 7:06: A kickoff out of bounds give UNLV the ball at its own 35 to begin its second offensive possession of the game
Q1 7:06: Touchdown Michigan. Blake Corum scores on a run up the middle from three yards out to cap a nine-play, 80-yard scoring drive (5 passes and 4 runs). Michigan 7, UNLV 0
9:50 Q1: J.J. McCarthy finds receiver Tyler Morris over the middle in a tight window for a gain of 16 yards on 3rd-and-8. First down for UM on the UNLV 42.
11:51 Q1: UNLV gains a couple of first downs through the air, but stalls on a 3rd-and-12 near midfield on an incomplete pass from Brumfield. Punt goes into the endzone and Michigan will take over at its own 20 for its opening possession on offense.
On top of Makari Paige being out, Rod Moore and Will Johnson are not on the field for UNLV’s opening drive and seem to be out for the second straight week.
15:00 Q1: Michigan wins the coin toss and defers to the second half. UNLV will receive the opening kickoff.