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No. 11 Michigan rolls late, beats No. 17 Florida 33-17

The message for all those young Michigan players was clear in the letter from a 13-year combat veteran that coach Jim Harbaugh read to them the night before the first game.

"Just to hear that letter and say, OK, there's 18- and 19-year-old guys going over there defending our freedom, why can't we step out onto the field ... and play a simple game of football?" quarterback Wilton Speight said after the 11th-ranked Wolverines beat No. 17 Florida 33-17 on Saturday.

While Speight is a senior, the Wolverines had to replace 18 of 22 starters from last season and there are youngsters on the roster.

Quinn Nordin, in his first college game, became the first...

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