Notre Dame 28, Michigan 20
Oregon 31, Michigan 27
Michigan only had 42 total yards at the half as Oregon jumped to a 21-6 lead. The Wolverines made a fierce comeback in the past 25 minutes of the game, but a blocked Michigan punt in the end zone late in the 4th quarter for an Oregon TD gave the Ducks their winning points.
Notre Dame 25, Michigan 23
Notre Dame scored a 'phantom touchdown' with 23 seconds left in the half to take a 16-7 lead into the locker room. Michigan stormed back with 10 3rd quarter points to edge back to a 17-16 lead going into the final stanza. But the Irish hit two long pass plays in the 4th quarter to score the go ahead touchdown and added a field goal to lead 25-16. Michigan scored a touchdown late to narrow the lead to 25-23, but failed on a 2-point conversion.
Washington 23, Michigan 18
In a game featuring two young quarterbacks, Michigan's John Navarre and Washington's Cody Pickett, Michigan dominated the first three quarters and edged out to a 12-6 lead going into the final stanza. But two plays early in the 4th quarter sunk the Wolverines. Washington blocked a Michigan field goal and returned it 77 yards for a touchdown. And in the very next series the Huskies intercepted a Navarre pass and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown. Suddenly the score was 20-12. Washington added a field goal to make it 23-12 before Michigan scored a late touchdown and missed the 2-point conversion.
UCLA 23, Michigan 20
In a surprise start by John Navarre due to Drew Henson's injury, Michigan led 20-17 at the start of the 4th quarter. After Michigan missed an early 4th quarter field goal attempt, UCLA scored the go-ahead touchdown with 6 minutes to go (missing the PAT) to make it 23-20. U-M was unable to convert on two more 4th quarter field goals, both under 30 yards, and the 23-20 score stood up.
Michigan 18, Syracuse 13
A Drew Henson led Michigan team scored only one touchdown but Jeff Del Verne kicked 4 field goals to gain the victory.
Average Michigan score: 21.5
Average Opponent score: 23.8
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