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FSM Essential Recap – UNLV vs Michigan- Week 2 -2023


UNLV Football traveled to Michigan’s Big House to take on the #2 Wolverines and came away with a 35-7 loss.

UNLV Football took on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday!

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UNLV suffered a 35-7 loss at #2 Michigan in a nationally televised, non-conference game Saturday at The Big House. The crowd of 109,482 at Michigan Stadium marked the biggest the Rebels have ever played in front of in 56 years of football, according to UNLV Football SID Mark Wallington.

The host Michigan played near-flawless football behind quarterback J.J. McCarthy, who completed his first 12 pass attempts and finished 22-of-25 with a pair of scoring throws. The Rebels, on the other hand, didn’t do a great job blocking or catching the ball, leading to situations that put them at a disadvantage throughout the game.

Meanwhile, the Wolverines used methodical drives to take a 21-0 halftime lead. However, The Rebels were spirited throughout and found the end zone late in the game on a 20-yard touchdown run by Jordan Younge-Humphrey. Ultimately, it wasn’t enough for UNLV as they fell to Michigan 35-7.

UNLV lost to Michigan on Saturday

Michigan proved to be too much for UNLV, who made their fair share of mistakes

UNLV vs Michigan was a mismatch from the beginning.

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Michigan dominated from start to finish in its second game of the year to punish UNLV 35-7.

Blake Corum pounded in three touchdowns on the ground, and Roman Wilson hauled in two touchdown catches. J.J. McCarthy had another impressive performance, completing 22 of 25 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns. The Wolverines nearly held UNLV to a shutout before surrendering a touchdown with less than three minutes left.

Corum gave Michigan a lead on its first drive of the game with a three-yard touchdown run. It was a dominant drive from J.J. McCarthy, who was 5-5 to start, which set the Wolverines up in the red zone.

Corum continues to look healthy early in the 2023 season, adding his second goal-line touchdown on the first play of the second quarter. Michigan had no issue with UNLV on either side of the ball early in the game. J.J. McCarthy completed a career-high nine completions to begin the game.

In the first half’s final minutes, Michigan marched down the field again through the air. McCarthy picked up a third down conversion on the ground with 30 seconds left before hitting Roman Wilson on a crossing route the next play for a touchdown.

Michigan’s defense has looked equally as good, holding UNLV to 42 total yards and -16 rushing yards. The defensive line has shut down the UNLV offense with consistent disruption, forcing five sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss.

On Michigan’s second drive of the second half, McCarthy found Wilson on the sideline, who cut upfield and streaked past the UNLV secondary for a TD. Crum powered in for his third touchdown after a Cornelius Johnson reverse set Michigan up inside the 10-yard line.

Michigan’s defense couldn’t hold onto the shutout with reserves on the field late in the blowout against UNLV. Jordan Young-Humphrey found the endzone on a 20-yard touchdown run to give UNLV points before leaving Ann Arbor.

UNLV Football has no time to waste with Vanderbilt coming to town.

Even with the win, the Rebels are not satisfied with their performance.

UNLV took on the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Saturday

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As the final whistle blew and the scoreboard showed four zeros, it read 35-7 Michigan, which was no surprise to Rebels fans. But the team and their head coach are not detoured from the loss. Rebels head coach Barry Odom elaborated.

Credit to Michigan and the roster that they’ve built, really top to bottom, an impressive group. Nothing has changed in my mind about our football team at UNLV. I’m excited about where we’re going to go with this, and I’m excited about the resolve of our players on how we’re going to respond.” Odom said after the game.

Wide receiver Ricky White III, who torched Michigan for 196 yards when he played here for Michigan State in 2020, finished with two catches for 31 yards in this game. Jacob De Jesus’ was impressive again, leading the Rebels with five catches for 46 yards and returning two punts, including a 22-yarder in the third quarter.

For UNLV, it’s now on to Vanderbilt next week.

The final score from The Big House was 35-7, Michigan over UNLV.

UNLV will host an SEC team during the regular season for the first time in history when Vanderbilt comes to Allegiant Stadium next Saturday. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m., and CBS Sports Network will televise the game.


– Joe Arrigo – Franchise Sports Media

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