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Defense stuffs high-powered Utes, but offense and special teams do unit no favors

James Coller/Daily

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

“The defense, what they did early in the football game was indicative of how they prepared and how they practiced and how they got ready to play the game,” said Michigan coach Brady Hoke.

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Gardner makes it long afternoon for Funchess, offense

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

Once again, junior wide receiver Devin Funchess was the best offensive player for the Michigan football team. But once again, it wasn’t enough.

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In wet affair, Utah downs Michigan, 26-10

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY MAX COHEN

The lightning caused a delay, delivering a brief reprieve from Michigan’s misery. The game was suspended for 144 minutes, but only paused the inevitable. The Wolverines fell to Utah Saturday, 26-10, in a game where the rain created a peculiar situation that was the least of Michigan’s problems.

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As it happened: Relive a unique Saturday at Michigan Stadium

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY DAILY FOOTBALL BEAT

Read the Michigan Daily Live Blog, where we provided comprehensive coverage of Saturday's loss to Utah.

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Q & A with Utah Daily Chronicle writer, Ryan Miller

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY GREG GARNO

The Daily spoke with the Utah Daily Chronicle’s Ryan Miller, an assistant sports editor, to take a look at the Wolverines’ next opponent.

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Utes pose major challenge in Wolverines' last non-conference game

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

Will Utah really threaten the Michigan football team Saturday afternoon at the Big House? If you believe the betting lines, yes.

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Breakdown: Michigan's defense faces big test against Utah

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

The Michigan football team has the chance to change the tide in its matchup against Utah (2-0) this Saturday. The Utes joined the Pac-12 in 2011 and their fast-paced offense should prove a hefty challenge for the Wolverines (2-1).

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Willie Henry, the friendly giant

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY MAX COHEN

When Ted Ginn Sr. first saw Willie Henry, he saw the makings of a football player. He saw a defensive lineman dripping with potential, capable of busting through opposing offensive lines and sacking the quarterback. He saw a young man who, if he utilized his physical talents, would be good enough to earn a scholarship playing college football.

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Notebook: With four injured starters, Hoke not elaborating on injuries

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY GREG GARNO

Hoke offered up little about who would fill in for his four injured starters, including three on a depleted defense that will face a potent passing offense against Utah this weekend. Cornerback Raymon Taylor, safety Jarrod Wilson and linebacker Desmond Morgan all missed last weekend’s game vs. Miami (Ohio).

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Freshmen making positive impact for Michigan football

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

And yet, Jabrill Peppers is just one of four true freshmen receiving significant playing time months out of high school.

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