Throughout Saturday’s game, the Wolverines did what they needed to do and what they will need to do in the future when they can’t run the ball: they went through the air.
Despite another solid game from redshirt sophomore Wilton Speight, who threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns, the running game was largely ineffective and the defense was far from perfect.
On the way to a 51-14 rout, the fifth-ranked Wolverines capitalized on multiple mishaps and blunders by UCF’s special teams unit.
In the Wolverines’ second straight home game, they will likely have another field day against the Knights.
After seeing Wilton Speight start for the first time Saturday, passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch is happy with his quarterback decision, saying that he couldn’t have asked for too much better.
In Saturday’s 63-3 win over Hawaii, Newsome started after a steady competition at left tackle throughout fall camp.
After Harbaugh chose Speight to become his next starting quarterback, Speight had to prove to Harbaugh that he didn’t make the wrong decision.
The Wolverines have plenty of time to tweak their game before the conference opener against Penn State on Sept. 24, but any true faults should emerge this week.
Delano is a senior safety for Michigan and will be joined on the team this year by his younger brother, Lavert, a cornerback.
Chris Wormley, along with senior tight end Jake Butt, earned the honor of being Michigan's captains in a players-only election Friday.