ANN ARBOR, Mich. We’re hours away from kickoff as Michigan opens the 2022 season against Colorado State. While some questions won’t be answered until later in the season, we’re getting a first look at the Wolverines’ quarterback situation as Cade McNamara takes the starting number one against the Rams.
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#8 Michigan Wolverines (0-0) vs. Colorado State Rams (0-0)
Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, September 3
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– Colorado State gets the ball to start the second half.
– DESTINATION: Colorado State tries to get to fourth down on its first drive. A fumble forced by Mike Morris and recovered by DJ Turner goes 45 yards for a touchdown to break the game open. Michigan 30, Colorado State 0
– Michigan will start the second quarter with a third-and-9 in the red zone.
– FIELD GOAL: After the third-down conversion failed, a 14-play, 71-yard drive was capped by another short-yardage field goal by Jake Moody. Michigan 13, Colorado State 0
– Of note, Hayes’ replacement Carsen Barnhart was injured and left the game. I am currently walking the tunnel with a limp. Trevor Keegan moves to left tackle and Gio El-Hadi is out there.
– The defense makes a statement with a rush from true freshman Derrick Moore leading to pressure and Eyabi Anoma’s first snap of the season an 8-yard sack on third down. 8:25 to end the half.
– DESTINATION: Michigan went back to its roots late in the first half, using a rushing attack by Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards to extend the lead even further. A 48-yard, 7-play drive was capped by a 7-yard score by Corum. Michigan 20, Colorado State 0
– CIRCLE DOWN: With time running out in the half and the ball around midfield, the Rams tried to go for it on fourth down and Mullen was sacked by Mike Sainristil and Braiden McGregor to turn the ball over on downs. The Wolverines take over with less than a minute left in the half.
– FIELD GOAL: Another Wolverines stop in the redzone and is once again saved by a Jake Moody field goal. Moody’s 34-yard field goal is good with 11 seconds left in the first half. Michigan 23, Colorado State 0
HALF TIME: Michigan 23, Colorado State 0
– Michigan’s first drive went quietly, with a couple of dropped passes by Cade McNamara, including a drop by Cornelius Johnson.
– Colorado State’s first drive of the game saw some movement, but was stopped at midfield by the Wolverines, including a sack on third down by Mike Sainrsitil.
– DESTINATION: After a nice run by Blake Corum, Roman Wilson takes a screen pass 61 yards for the touchdown. It features a two-play, 80-yard drive. Michigan 7, Colorado State 0
– PICK UP: CSU pressure sees Mullen throw an interception into the hands of Rod Moore. He picks it up at the CSU 13-yard line and looks to score again.
– SEIZURE RETURN: After it appeared that Michigan threw an interception, the call was reversed and he will now be on quarterback for the Wolverines. Incoming field goal.
– FIELD GOAL: Returning Lou Groza Award winner makes quick work of it and Jake Moody hits a chip shot goal to extend the lead. Michigan 10, Colorado State 0
END OF QUARTER: Michigan 10, Colorado State 0
– Michigan will be without offensive lineman Ryan Hayes, who is in street clothes during warmups. He will be replaced on the line by Karsen Barnhart.
– The Wolverines will also be without linebacker Nikhai Hill-Green, who is nursing a hamstring injury suffered during camp.
– Kalel Mullings will start in place of the injured Hill-Green. Mullings spent most of spring and fall camp splitting time between linebacker and running back.
– Jim Harbaugh says on pregame radio show that Hill-Green will be back next week and Cade McNamara and JJ McCarthy will play this week and next.
– The Wolverines will receive to start the game