ANN ARBOR, Michigan (Ticker) -- No. 17 Michigan tries to bounce back from another early road defeat when it hosts San Diego State of the Mountain West Conference on Saturday.
The Wolverines (1-1) dropped their fifth consecutive road opener last Saturday, falling to Notre Dame, 28-20, despite being heavy favorites.
Michigan held a 9-0 halftime lead and a 12-7 edge entering the fourth quarter before Notre Dame took advantage of several turnovers to take command.
Starting running back David Underwood suffered an apparent concussion on the second play from scrimmage and sat out the rest of the game as Michigan gained just 56 yards on the ground.
Underwood may not play this week for the Wolverines, who are averaging just 85.5 yards rushing through two games, badly missing the departed Chris Perry, who last year won the Doak Walker Award for top running back. Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said the starting running back position is up for grabs.
The Aztecs (1-0) have not played since a 38-21 triumph over Division I-AA Idaho State two weeks ago.
Matt Dlugolecki threw two touchdown passes and Michael Franklin ran for 101 yards and a score for the Aztecs, who led 24-0 after one quarter and 38-0 early in the third.
San Diego State, which is playing Michigan for the first time, is 0-6 in Big Ten Conference stadiums, narrowly losing to Ohio State last year, 16-13.