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Michigan’s defense comes up big again in win over Cincinnati

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Michigan‘s defense picked up right where they left off from last weekend in a 36-14 win over Cincinnati today from the Big House.

The Wolverines added two more pick-sixes via a Tyree Kinnel 28-yard interception return for a touchdown in the 1st quarter giving Michigan a 14-0 lead. Don Brown’s secondary came through again in the fourth when Lavert Hill returned an interception 24-yards for the touchdown which essentially put the icing on the cake for Michigan.

In total the defense was good for 52 yards via inception while applying tremendous pressure to Hayden Moore sacking the Cincinnati quarterback a total of four times.

Michigan however didn’t escape today’s game without some concern.

The offense still looked shaky losing two fumbles as turnovers continue to be an area that the team will need to adjust before getting into Big Ten play. Quarterback Wilton Speight also seemed to have trouble getting into an early groove with his receivers despite hitting a wide open Kekoa Crawford for a 43-yard touchdown pass. Speight notably fumbled the snap at the goal line in the first half and failed to find receivers in the red zone during the possession. The Michigan QB also seems to be having trouble rallying the offense as a whole to drive down the field and limit the mistakes.

It’s early though and I expect Speight to get better however the pressure on him unlike last season will be greater given the shorter field Michigan will likely face without Jabrill Peppers returning punts. Then there’s the young receiving core Speight will have to essentially help make better.

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Adam Hernandez is the founder of The Majors Sports Network and is currently the lead editor of The Majors Ann Arbor.

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