Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer
Jim Harbaugh's message to his team following the 24-17 loss to Utah was pretty simple. He congratulated his players for fighting hard, saw a ton of things the Wolverines can improve on and that one loss won't define them.
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Ohio runs all over the Vandals
A 21-point first quarter put Ohio up early, and Kylan Nelson sealed things with a late TD run in a 45-28 win over Idaho.
Harbaugh's less-than-stellar debuts
Jim Harbaugh has lost in each of his first games with a new team. Interestingly, his teams have each scored 17 points in those debuts.
TCU has points taken off the board
The Horned Frogs thought they had their first safety since 2010, but Minnesota's challenge of the ruling on the field was successful, keeping the Golden Gophers within 20-10 in the fourth live on ESPN.
Baylor's Oakman, Stewart suspended
DE Shawn Oakman and S Orion Stewart have been suspended one game for violation of team rules, a school spokesman told ESPN. They will miss Friday's opener against SMU but will return for Baylor's second game against Lamar.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Duke is playing with an entirely retooled front seven, making its performance against Tulane even more impressive. With five new starters along the line and at linebacker, Duke has held the Green Wave scoreless with 2:28 to go in the third quarter, allowing just 167 yards and two third-down conversions.
Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer
Utah's 24-17 win over Michigan was far from distinguished, but putting the Jim Harbaugh circus behind it with a W can't feel too bad. The solid play of QB Travis Wilson also is encouraging for the the Utes in the rugged Pac12 South. For Michigan, Utes are 3rd best team on schedule, behind Michigan State and Ohio State. So there's hope.
Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer
Bright spot for Michigan in its 24-17 loss: The Wolverines have some playmakers in the passing game. Wide receiver Amara Darboh led the team with eight catches for 101 yards and a score. Tight end Jake Butt caught eight passes for 93 yards and a score. It wasn't clear what options Michigan would have among its pass-catchers heading into the season.
Vandy drops opener to Western Kentucky
The Commodores were unable to score the 2-point conversion after a last-minute TD as Western Kentucky snagged the win.
Scooby Wright leaves game for Arizona
The preseason All-American LB was sidelined with a knee injury in the first half against UTSA, and the Wildcats hold a 21-20 lead heading into the second half.
Final: Utah 24, Michigan 17
Jake Rudock got one back with a late TD pass, but his 3 INTs helped the Utes to the win in Jim Harbaugh's Michigan debut. Harbaugh is now 0-3 in his college coaching debuts -- and in all 3 games, his team scored 17 points exactly. Box score
Arizona letting unranked opponent linger
Blake Bogenschutz tore up the Wildcats' defense in the second quarter, helping UTSA to just a one-point deficit against No. 22 Arizona at the half.
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33-point underdog UTSA trails Arizona by 1 at half. In 2014, UTSA lost to ARIZ by 3, had 3 possessions at end with chance to go ahead
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Michigan not dead yet. Should go tempo on offense more often. Onsides kick upcoming ...
South Carolina's win is likely a good omen
Since 2010, the Gamecocks have at least 9 wins in seasons when they won their opener. An opening loss, on the other hand? Last year was the only time in which they suffered such a loss, and they finished 7-6.
Minnesota breaks past the goal line
The Golden Gophers have pulled within a TD of No. 2 TCU, as the Horned Frogs' vaunted offense has been stymied en route to just 17 points late in the 3rd quarter live on ESPN.
You just can't catch this Wildcat
Arizona QB Anu Solomon did a great job avoiding would-be tacklers, even shedding one wrapped around his leg, to find Johnny Jackson for a 21-yard touchdown.
Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer
Tough loss and likely the start of a long, tough season for Vanderbilt. Whether it's going uptempo, read-option or what, coach Derek Mason and OC Andy Ludwig must figure out how to make the most out of QB Johnny McCrary's skill set. The defense is good enough, but the offense has to make significant strides to be competitive this season.
Western Kentucky's last stand seals win
Vanderbilt scored a late TD in the final minute to pull within 2, but the Hilltoppers held strong on the 2-point conversion to pull out a 14-12 win.
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Jake Rudock has thrown 3 interceptions tonight. Michigan threw an interception on an FBS-high 5.5 pct of passes last season.
Utes giving Jake Rudock a rude awakening
The Michigan QB is up to 3 INTs on the night, the most recent of which went 55 yards the other way to give Utah a 24-10 lead nearly midway through the fourth quarter. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is 1-2 in his coaching debuts with new teams; will he fall to 1-3? Follow live