BY JOHN BORTON
his time around, even The Big House
Michigan's turnover-filled, weath-
er-elongated, 26-10 loss to Utah saw rivers
of water running down the empty aisles of
Michigan Stadium, even with the clock
suspended at 7:51 of the fourth quarter.
By that time, the Wolverines — or at
least most onlookers — had been reduced
to hoping they called it off.
That didn't happen, and the teams
slogged through the final moments, Utah
moving to 3-0 and Michigan to a bracing
2-2. Head coach Brady Hoke, not surpris-
ingly, sounded a defiant note afterward.
"I remind them of the 1998 team, which
was a team that lost to Notre Dame," Hoke
said. "I was part of that team. We lost, lost
at home to Syracuse and then went off and
won part of the Big Ten championship.
Those goals, our goals, are all out there."
After failing to score a touchdown on
offense for the second time in a loss, the
Wolverines appeared to face a long, long
road toward competing for that prize.
With four more turnovers sinking Mich-
igan's offensive effort, Utah methodically
The visitors opened the second half up
13-10 and took all of 1:27 to do what it
couldn't accomplish in 30 minutes of
Redshirt sophomore wideout Jehu Chesson and the
U-M offense could not muster a touchdown in a
game that was delayed for more than two hours.
PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL
SEPT. 21, 2014
Utah Sinks Michigan In A Miserable Marathon, 26-10