NCAA won't count rain-shortened stats

Updated: September 10, 2011, 7:51 PM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

The NCAA will not recognize the statistics from last week's weather-shortened game between Michigan and Western Michigan, Michigan announced on Saturday.

Michigan was leading 34-10 when both schools agreed to end the game with 1:27 left in the third quarter because of thunderstorms. Because the game did not complete three quarters, its statistics are not official, the NCAA told the schools.

The Wolverines get credit for the win, and Michigan and Western Michigan agreed to keep their statistics as part of their records for the 2011 season. However, as far as the NCAA is concerned, none of the numbers from that game count.

Brian Bennett covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com.