Ann Arbor, Mich. — Colorado opened the game up with a 37-yard touchdown pass from Sefo Liufau to Devin Ross.
Derek McCartney, the nephew of former Colorado coach Bill McCartney, scooped up a Wilton Speight fumble after being sacked and took it for a 18-yard score.
Michigan flipped the momentum midway through as they blocked its third punt in two weeks. This time Michael Jocz blocked it, and Grant Perry scooped it for a 6-yard score to cut Colorado’s lead to seven.
Sefo Liufau threw a 6-yard fade to Devin Ross for their second touchdown connection of the first quarter.