The stickers are used to reward good effort and promote friendly competition among teammates.
Jake Butt caught eight passes for 93 yards, but Michigan lost the turnover battle in the loss.
Michigan was slow to start, but that was to be expected of a team that sputtered to a 5-7 mark last season.
Transfer quarterback Jake Rudock's three interceptions, including a devastating fourth-quarter pick-six, foiled the Wolverines' comeback efforts.
SALT LAKE CITY — Sorry folks, summer’s over.
The return to school is a tough time for everyone, and the Michigan football team is no exception.
The Wolverines' "submarine" mentality throughout fall camp didn't prevent the Utes from preparing for them.
Rudock finished 27-for-43 with 297 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Ross Mitton, a 62-year-old financial adviser, bought an ambulance, decorated it and drove it 26 hours from Canada to Salt Lake City.
The bar was standing-room only 30 minutes before the Michigan football team’s 8:30 p.m. kickoff at Utah. The reason? Jim Harbaugh.
Schlissel attended the Alumni Association tailgate before heading across the street for Michigan's opener at Utah.