ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Redshirt sophomore Wilton Speight got the nod at quarterback for the Michigan football team as it opened the season today against Hawaii.
Speight, however, was intercepted on his first pass of the game.
Speight beat out John O’Korn, a transfer from Houston who sat out last season because of NCAA rules. Speight has limited game experience with the Wolverines; in spot duty last year, went 9-for-25 passing for 73 yards and a touchdown and was intercepted once.
O’Korn threw for more than 3,100 yards as a freshman at Houston in 2013, but was benched midway through the 2014 season.
Speight stepped in for Jake Rudock in Michigan’s 29-26 win last season at Minnesota, and steered the Wolverines to the g0-ahead touchdown drive. Michigan’s last-second goal-line stand helped the Wolverines win on Halloween night in Minneapolis.