ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan has taken a 34-7 lead on Central Florida at halftime.
Michigan scored a touchdown and added a pair of field goals by Kenny Allen in the second quarter.
Jake Butt scored his second touchdown this afternoon on a 12-yard catch from Michigan QB Wilton Speight at 3:30 of the second, to give the Wolverines a 31-0 lead. UM capitalized on field position and special teams, as Jabrill Peppers’ 35-yard punt return set up the three-play, 12-yard drive.
Allen’s 36-yard field goal with 6:07 left in the half gave the Wolverines a 34-7 lead and ended a drive in which Michigan freshman WR Eddie McDoom took a brutal hit from UCF LB Demeitre Brim, following a 5-yard catch from Wilton Speight. Brim was ejected from the game five minutes into the second quarter for targeting.
Allen also kicked a 24-yard field goal, 43 seconds into second.
UCF quarterback Nick Patti replaced starter Justin Holman with less than five minutes left in the half. Holman went to the locker room with what appeared to be an injury to his left leg. Adrian Killins scored UCF’s lone touchdown, on an 87-yard carry less than five minutes into the second.