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After two weeks of denying that Jim Harbaugh and his extravagantly hyped debut was having any effect on Utah, Kyle Whittingham was asked how glad he was to put Michigan behind him with a 24-17 season-opening victory. “So glad you …

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Utah Utes wide receiver Bubba Poole (8) runs the ball during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday September 3, 2015.  Utah is winning 10-3 at halftime. Boxscore: Utah 24, Michigan 17
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Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson (7) runs past Michigan Wolverines linebacker Joe Bolden (35) and Michigan Wolverines defensive tackle Willie Henry (69) during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday September 3, 2015.  Utah defeated Michigan 24-17. Utah football extras: Gionni Paul regrets mental mistakes in otherwise standout performance (with video)
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Utah Utes defensive back Marcus Williams (20) intercepts the ball past Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Grant Perry (9) during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday September 3, 2015.  Utah is winning 10-3 at halftime. Utah football: Justin Thomas, secondary help Utes with picks (with video)
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Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson (7) runs past Michigan Wolverines cornerback Channing Stribling (8) during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday September 3, 2015.  Utah is winning 10-3 at halftime. Monson: Utes steal Jim Harbaugh’s show (with video)
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Utah Utes linebacker Jared Norris (41) takes down Michigan Wolverines tight end Jake Butt (88) in game action at Rice Eccles Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Kragthorpe: Ute defense delivers in a sterling season debut (with video)
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes defensive back Justin Thomas (12) runs for a touchdown at Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday September 3, 2015.  Thomas ran for 55 yards for a game-clinching touchdown in the fourth quarter after intercepting a pass from Michigan Wolverines quarterback Jake Rudock. Utah defeated Michigan 24-17. Utah football: Utes beat Michigan 24-17 in highly anticipated season opener (with video)
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