Wilton Speight completed 11 of 25 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown against two interceptions.
Cincinnati plays Miami University (Ohio) in their next game.
Fifth-year senior running back Ty Isaac got the start after a strong performance against Florida and did not disappoint. MI added a 28-yard field goal from Quinn Nordin early in the second quarter to build a 17-7 lead, but then Michigan's offense stalled. Crawford had 83 yards on four catches and Perry had 66 yards on four catches.
In addition to Clark's report, FSU announced Saturday afternoon that all classes had been canceled through next week, making it highly unlikely that a football game would be played on the campus. Freshman cornerback David Long left the game in the second half with a leg injury and his replacement Brandon Watson proceeded to hurt his shoulder, but Harbaugh said both players are fine and should be ready for Saturday.
TV: Noon ET, ABC. Cincy cuts UM lead to 17-14.
His stat line ended up being quite good, going 17-of-29 passing (58.6 percent) for 221 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. That's something it will have to improve on when the competition starts getting more challenging. MI couldn't convert a third-and-2 inside the 5-yard line, and that led to another field goal. Denard Robinson redistered back-to-back 100-yard efforts in 2012, but as a quarterback. The other true freshmen to play on offense were Tarik Black, who set a career high with four catches that gained 11 yards, Samuels, wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones and fullback Ben Mason.
· MI is now 115-18-3 in home openers and 3-0 under Jim Harbaugh.
The Bearcats started the Luke Fickell era with a remarkably unconvincing win over FCS cellar-dweller Austin Peay, while MI overcame a sloppy performance in their debut, topping Florida despite surrendering two first-half pick-sixes. Attendance for the game was 111,384.