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Michigan vs. Florida LIVE SCORE UPDATES and STATS (9/2/17) – NJ.com

The 11th-ranked Michigan Wolverines, led by coach Jim Harbaugh, meet the 17th-ranked Florida Gators on Saturday, September 2, 2017 (9/2/17) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in the first game of the season for both teams.

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Here’s what you need to know:

Who: (11) Michigan (0-0) vs. (17) Florida (0-0)

When: Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017

Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Time: 3:30 p.m. Eastern


Livestream: WatchESPN

Line: Michigan -3.5

Harbaugh is playing games.

Entering his third season in charge of college football’s winningest program, he’s refusing to unveil his roster until three days before No. 11 Michigan kicks off the season against No. 17 Florida in Texas.

And he won’t say whether returning starter Wilton Speight or seldom-used senior John O’Korn will take the first snap Saturday against the Gators at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

“Have not heard Florida announce who their starting quarterback would be,” Harbaugh said Monday. “We’d love to have that information. No, we’re not announcing our starting quarterback. People make a lot of a big deal about our roster or not announcing a starting quarterback.”

NJ Advance Media, attempting to identify New Jersey natives playing in the Big Ten, submitted a Freedom Of Information Act request to obtain the Wolverines’ 2018 roster. The list of players was not published online or printed on paper when the team had spring practice or reported for training camp this summer. The school relented a little, releasing the student-athletes on athletic scholarship on Harbaugh’s roster.

Michigan center Mason Cole and his teammates have gotten used to the off-the-field buzz Harbaugh has created since coming back to campus in 2015.

“We don’t think anything of it,” Cole said. “We just go out and play. We don’t really worry about the rosters.”

The public will likely have to wait until Saturday afternoon to find out if Speight is starting as expected or if O’Korn has gone from barely playing last year to becoming the No. 1 QB against Florida.

“The philosophy is meritocracy,” Harbaugh said. “There’s competition that’s healthy, fair and productive. It’s been very good. It’s been a good camp for our quarterbacks. We feel confident in our guys. We believe in them.”

Harbaugh does not believe, though, in tipping his hand or sharing his plan with a team withholding similar information.

“I have not seen the starting quarterback come out of Florida,” he said. “Never any mention of that. Interesting. Yes, we’d like to have that information from them and I’m sure they’d like to have it from us. Right now, neither is giving that information.”

Florida has, indeed, kept its starting quarterback under wraps throughout preseason practice.

Gators coach Jim McElwain even hinted last week that three QBs could take a snap against Michigan. Fourth-year junior Luke Del Rio, redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks and Malik Zaire, a graduate transfer from Notre Dame, are the candidates for the job.

McElwain dodged every question about his QBs on Monday and only dropped a tongue-in-cheek hint that receiver Kadarius Toney would take the first snap in the wildcat formation.

“The quarterback situation, we have a plan that’s in place,” he said. “No, I’m not going to tell you what it is, so there’s no reason to ask. But we’re excited about that. We’ll leave that for them to guess as well.”

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Michigan vs. Florida LIVE SCORE UPDATES and STATS (9/2/17) – NJ.com

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