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'A gut check for sure': No. 11 Michigan trounced by No. 13 Wisconsin in Big Ten opener

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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said his team was outplayed, outcoached and out-prepared in the loss at Wisconsin. Angelique S. Chengelis, The Detroit News

Madison, Wis. — It’s difficult to decide what was worse when so much was so bad.

So, no decision necessary.

Michigan was outplayed in every phase of the game — even with the luxury of an extra week to prepare — and was dismantled by Wisconsin 35-14 Saturday before 80,245 at Camp Randall Stadium.

The first half, which the Badgers dominated, 28-0, set the tone for the Wolverines, who fumbled early in the red zone, added an interception, failed to convert a third down and made so little use of their time on offense, Wisconsin’s offense seemed to be on the field the entire half.