Saturday, September 3, 2016

Halftime: Michigan 35, Hawaii 0: McCray and Evans stand out in the first half.

                       Photo Credit: The BluePrint Michigan

Wilton Speight waited until a Hawaii three and out on the first possession for his first full game as Michigan's starting quarterback.

Things did not go as planned as Speight threw an INT on the first pass to Hawaii cornerback Damien Packer.

Hawaii failed to take advantage on the Michigan 38 as it lost seven yards and went three and out in the process.

Harbaugh showed poise and belief in letting Speight redeem himself on Michigan's drive by going 11 plays and 98 yards, capped off by a picture perfect corner pass to Grant Perry for 12 yards to open the scoring for Michigan 7:31 into the first quarter.

Michigan's third drive saw a blend of the run and pass games wear Hawaii down as Speight sealed things by buying time in the pocket and found a crossing Butt for a 20-yard touchdown pass to go up 14-0 with 1:25 left in the first quarter.

Michigan's fourth drive saw the emergence of freshman Chris Evans with back to back runs of 21 and 6, which helped set up a Speight TD pass to a wide-open Amara Darboh from five yards out to go ahead three touchdowns at the 11:21 mark in the second quarter.

Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown's vision began to spring on Hawaii's next drive as Woolsey stared his receiver down, but Delano Hill lurked in the background and caught the interception for 27 yards and a touchdown.

Evans added an 18-yard touchdown run as Michigan went into the halftime up 35-0.

MICH Key Stats:

-Wilton Speight, 9-of-12 passing, 123 yards, 3 TDs and an INT.

-Chris Evans, 7 rushes for 69 yards and a touchdown.

Hawaii Key Stats:

-16 rushing yards, 88 passing yards

-Ikaika Woosley, 7-of-13 passing, 88 yards and an INT.