Devin Gardner and company struggled early against an inferior Miami (OH) team on Saturday, but ultimately ended up taking care of business.
Leading 17-10 late in the third quarter, Gardner connected with tight end Jake Butt on a twenty-nine yard touchdown strike. This gave Michigan a 24-10 lead heading into the fourth quarter, and the Wolverines never looked back.
Without Devin Funchess playing, Butt was a much needed target, and picked up the slack for Funchess, even though it was on a smaller scale. The reemergence of Butt will be huge for this offense, and it proved to be true on Saturday.
My play of the game was indeed that touchdown, mainly because of the frustration and desperation from the team and it’s fans. Many were upset with the play of the team to that point, but this play stopped all the frustration, and allowed Michigan fans to enjoy their Saturday with a win.
Michigan cannot be happy with their performance overall, but they should be happy with a win regardless. Gardner was shaky but was still good enough to lead his team to a win.
Butt finished the game with three catches for fifty-nine yards and added the touchdown.
Amara Darboh added 6 catches for eighty-eight yards and a score.
Derrick Green lead the team with 137 rushing yards and two touchdowns