Michigan-Utah EA SPORTS NCAA 2003 Preview
How well does the video game
predict the REAL game!!
Kirk Herbstreit thinks it will be a
blowout, and Utah has spent all week trying to figure out how to
stop Perry. Too bad it is impossible. Lee Corso says that U of M
has a huge advantage in the running game and will steamroll.
Brabbs sent the opening kickoff out of bounds. Diggs knocked down
the first pass. Then Rice hit Lyman for a first down. After two
short runs, Heuer forced a fumble, but it was recovered by
Johnson. After a Utah punt, U of M drove 92 yards in 7 plays for a
touchdown, Navarre hit Joppru, Bellamy, Brackins and then hooked
up with Bell for the score.
Michigan 7 Utah 0 10:13 1Q
ON the 2nd play of the next drive, Diggs picked off a pass to
Williams. Askew had a 10 yard run, before the drive stalled.
Brabbs made a 34 yard field goal.
Michigan 10 Utah 0 7:00 1Q
Utah went 3 and out and punted it back to the Wolverines. Navarre
was picked off by Nagahi. A few plays later Rice hit Lyman for the
Michigan 10 Utah 7 2:55 1Q
On the next drive, U of M scored on 3 plays. A 9 yard run by Askew
was then followed by a 42 yard scamper by Chris Perry. Navarre hit
Butler from 27 yards out to cap the drive.
Michigan 17 Utah 7 1:50 1Q
Utah then drove to the U of M 7 behind Bliss and Johnson’s running
before Hall missed the chip-shot field goal. Both teams then
traded 3 and outs. The Wolverines then drove to the Utes 10 behind
Perry’s rushing until Navarre was picked off in the end zone by
Carauthers. Rice then hit Lyman on a 79 yard bomb for a score
after Markus Curry slipped on his coverage.
Michigan 17 Utah 14 3:17 2Q
U of M then went 3 and out. Scalley fumbled the punt return and
Brandon Williams picked it up and ran it in for the score.
Michigan 24 Utah 14 1:58 2Q
After Utah gained a 1st down, they punted it away. Navarre drove
the Wilverines into range but Brabbs missed a 38 yard field goal
to end the half. To begin the 2nd half U of M gained a first down
before punting it away. On the Utes 2nd play Rice was picked off
by Charles Drake. Behind a 25 yard Perry run the drive stalled
within field goal range as Brabbs made the 37 yarder.
Michigan 27 Utah 14 9:00 2Q
After a Utah 3 and out. U of M began their next drive by giving it
to Perry, who fumbled it away. Zach Tune picked it up and took it
to the house for the Utes.
Michigan 27 Utah 21 8:02 2Q
After Johnson ran for a first down, Utah punted it back to
Michigan. Navarre then was again intercepted by Nagahi. Utah went
3 and out and punted it yet again. On U of M’s first play Perry
fumbled it away. After Bliss ran for a first down, Utah punted
again. Navarre then hit Butler on a 25 yard strike. Then a 10
yarder to Bell. But the drive stalled at midfield as Finley punted
it for a touchback. On 3rd and long Rice hit Hansen but they came
up inches short and punted it away. Navarre was incomplete on the
next three plays as it was punted back. Utah began their next
drive at their own 10. On the 3rd play Markus Curry picked one
off. Navarre then hit Askew for the touchdown. Navarre’s pass was
incomplete on the 2-point conversion.
Michigan 33 Utah 21 10:33 4Q
On the next drive, Rice hit Waltersche for a 20 yard gain before
Carl Diggs picked off his second pass. The drive went nowhere and
U of M punted it back. After 2 short runs by Bliss and Johnson and
a incompletion by Rice, Utah punted it back. After 3 more
incomplete passes by Navarre, the Wolverines punted again. Rice
hit Johnson for a first down before punting it back to Michigan.
Navarre then hit Bell for a touchdown on a drive that was led by a
screen pass to Askew. After a false start penalty, Brabbs missed
the extra point.
Michigan 39 Utah 21 5:35 4Q
Nagahi returned the following kickoff for a touchdown. Johnson ran
in the 2-point conversion.
Michigan 39 Utah 29 5:21 4Q
U of M went 3 and out and punted it away. Rice hit Jackson for a
first down. Rice rolled out for a 6 yard gain. (1:33) Rice threw 3
straight incompletions. Utah turned it over on downs. (1:21) Askew
ran for a yard. (1:15) Chris Perry ran it for 3 yards. (1:10)
After a Navarre incompletion, U of M punted it away. (:59) Lazarus
sacked Rice. (:46) Rice spiked the ball. (:40) Rice hit Johnson
out of the backfield for short gain. (:30) Rice hit Houston for a
24 yard gain. (:24) Rice spiked the ball. (:17) Rice rolled out
and ran it 7 yards himself to midfield. (:07) Kaufman sacked Rice
to end the game.
UM Navarre 20-39, 329 yards, 4TD – 3INT
UTAH Rice 13-30, 275 yards, 2TD – 4INT
UM Perry 29 carries, 121 yards
UTAH Bliss 10 carries, 24 yards
UTAH Johnson 32 carries, 22 yards
UM Bell 5 rec., 84 yds, 2 TD
UM Butler 5 rec., 89 yds, TD
UTAH Lyman 4 rec., 146 yds, 2TD Player of the Game
Kaufman 1 sack, Lazarus 1 sack, Hobson 1 sack, Diggs 2 INT, M.
Curry INT, Drake INT
Kaufasi 1 sack, Nagahi 2 INT, Carauthers INT
Michigan 39 Utah 29
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