DALLAS (1660 THE FAN) – Expectations were high for Michigan football this season leading up to the Wolverines’ first game of the season against Alabama in the Cowboys Classic.
Michigan came in to the game as a heavy underdog; however, the 13-point spread that Michigan was given still wasn’t enough to justify the outcome, as the Crimson Tide topped Michigan 41-14.
Denard Robinson struggled, going 11-for-26 for 200 yards while throwing a touchdown and two interceptions. Alabama’s AJ McCarron had a much better game, going 11-for-21 with two touchdowns.
Jeremy Gallon was the standout in an otherwise bleak game for Michigan. Gallon had four receptions for 107 yards, recording the Wolverines’ biggest play of the game in the form of a 71 yard reception.
Michigan’s rushing offense was stifled by the Tide, as the Wolverines ran for a total of 68 yards. The team accrued 268 yards total, as opposed to the 428 yards gained by Alabama.
Alabama will look to continue its winning ways next weekend against Western Kentucky before jumping into SEC play.
Michigan will be looking for its first win of the season next week in Ann Arbor against Air Force on Saturday, Sept 1. Game time is at 3:30 p.m. and can be heard live on 1660 THE FAN.