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Published: Saturday, 9/3/2011 - Updated: 3 years ago

Wolverines top Western Michigan

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Michigan's Brandon Herron (58) scores a touchdown after intercepting the ball tipped by teammate Jake Ryan (90) in the second quarter against Western Michigan. Michigan's Brandon Herron (58) scores a touchdown after intercepting the ball tipped by teammate Jake Ryan (90) in the second quarter against Western Michigan.
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ANN ARBOR -- Michigan won its season opener against Western Michigan on Saturday when the game was canceled during a second lightning storm delay. Michigan led 34-10 when play was stopped with 1:27 left in the third quarter.

Brandon Herron recovered a Western Michigan fumble and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown before Michael Shaw broke free on a 44-yard run to help Michigan put some distance between itself and the Broncos.

The Wolverines went ahead 14-7 on a 94-yard interception return in the second quarter by Herron. Freshman Jake Ryan applied pressure on the play, forcing WMU quarterback Alex Carder to throw a wobbly pass that was easily picked off. Carder is 17 of 24 for 135 yards.

Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint has rushed for two scores, of one and two yards. Brendan Gibbons' extra point was blocked after Toussaint's second TD.

WMU scored the final points of the first half on a 36-yard field goal by John Potter.



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