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Published: Mon, September 11, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Kareem Walker, Oliver Martin not dressed for Michigan-Cincinnati game

Kareem Walker, Oliver Martin not dressed for Michigan-Cincinnati game

The former Ohio State player and coach has racked up more wins over the Wolverines than he can count at this point. Look out for how many rushing yards MI may be able to put up on Cincinnati after 215 against a strong Florida defense.

Both teams will be looking to clean things up this weekend, though it won't be easy for Cincy- they're now listed as 34.5-point underdogs.

All expectations were that MI would run all over and dominate Cincinnati in its home opener. MI had 15 players make their career debuts in a win over Florida, while Cincinnati had 18 players take the field for the first time in its win over Austin Peay. Wisconsin opened up a 14-0 lead behind two first-quarter touchdowns from Taylor, but didn't have the game in hand until his third score with 1:12 left in the third quarter made it a 17-point game. But while the offense struggled early, the defense looked just as good as it did against Florida last week.

On the ground, Mike Boone rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown in 19 carries while Hayden Moore added nine yards in two attempts.

MI finally got on track again late in the third quarter offensively, mounting an 80-yard drive and taking a 24-14 lead with 3:01 left in the third quarter on a 33-yard touchdown pass from Speight to junior wideout Grant Perry.

MI is coming off a 33-17 win over Florida last Saturday. Offensively, Michigan was okay, but quarterback Wilton Speight threw a pair of interceptions for touchdowns to allow Florida to stay in the game.

The Wolverines led just 17-7 at the break and Cincinnati closed the gap to 17-14 at one point in the third before Michigan's depth won over. The last came on a spinning-through-tacklers 11-yard run with 3:06 left to punctuate a dominant fourth-quarter effort by the Cardinals (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Wolverines fumbled the punt, giving UC the ball at the MI 38-yard line.

Radio: You can listen to the game on the Michigan Radio Football Network.

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