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Michigan 27, Colorado 3

Ann Arbor (106,474)

No. 7 AP (Colorado), No. 13 (AP) Michigan

ABC (???/Griese)


1st Quarter

MICH: Floyd 1 yard run (Baker kick)...second UM possession, started at own 45 with Woodson INT, 53-yard pass from Griese to Tuman to COL 2, two plays later Floyd scores

2nd Quarter

MICH: Baker 37 yard field goal, :00...Woodson's 29 yd reception to COL 20 set up FG

3rd Quarter

MICH: Howard 5 yard pass from Griese (Baker kick), 10:26...11 pl, 89...key plays 20-yard pass from Griese to Tuman and roughing-the-passer penalty put ball near midfield

MICH: Shaw 6 yard pass from Griese (Baker kick)...LB Clint Copenhaver INT Hessler and returned to COL 14, pass over the middle to Shaw

COL: Lesley 52 yard field goal...late in quarter

4th Quarter

MICH: Baker 19 yard field goal



First Downs: COL 15, MICH 18

Rushing: COL 27/49, MICH 41/142

Passing: COL 19/48/175/4, MICH 23/30/284/1

Sacked: COL 3/26, MICH 0/0

Returns: COL 22, MICH 49

Punts: COL 9/34.8, MICH 7/41.1

Fumbles: COL 1/0, MICH 2/1

Penalties: COL 8/83, MICH 10/93

TOP: COL 25:36, MICH 34:24



Griese named starter over incumbent Scott Dreisbach earlier in the week

MICH fifth straight win vs. AP Top 10

COL lowest point total since 1988 vs. Nebraska, failed to start 2-0 for first time since 1991


  • USA Today. 1997 Big Ten Results.