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PLAYERS: Denard Robinson
Big Ten Football Week 6 Review
Week 6 Record:   4-1…..Record so far:     44-13     77.1%
Michigan State-31 Indiana-27…..CORRECT…..Whew!…Why does Mark Dantonio come out in games like these and start throwing the ball around like he has Geno Smith at QB?…why not lean on your HB and let the passing game come to you instead of cramming it down your opponents throats?…it must be an ego thing…but it seems like if your strength is running the ball with a back like Bell you would do it until someone stops it…IU needs to know when to stop throwing the ball and run it…they did it all 2nd half up 10….up 3…they just didn’t want to run the clock….should’ve been a W for the Hoosiers, they had it.
Penn State-39 Northwestern-28….CORRECT….When was the last time you saw a QB complete 21 passes and only throw for 135 yards? Quietly…PSU’s WR Allen Robinson is becoming one the elite WR’s in the Big Ten…he had 9 grabs for 85 yds and two 2nd half TD’s (he sits at #2 in the Big Ten in yds per game with just over 87)…including his last scoring catch that capped a 18 play 82 yard drive that got the Lions within 3 with just under 10 minutes to play…you gotta love the way the Nittany Lions are playing football right now…the tough call right now is determining how each team will react to this week…PSU has a bye then they hit the road vs Iowa, but the Wildcats have to hit the road and play Minnesota next week…
Wisconsin-31 Illinois-14….CORRECT….The struggling offense of the Badgers got exactly what they needed this weekend…not a solid performance from HB Montee’ Ball, although that certainly helped…but they got to play an Illini defense that is struggling…however the Badgers took their sweet time taking advantage it…they scored three of their TD’s in the 4th quarter and rotated three QB’s more often than Charlie Weiss hits the Culvers drive-thru….and folks..don’t underestimate that number…but Ball did have his 3rd 100 yard rushing game of the season (Northern Iowa & Utah State) and that is a good sign for the Badger program and it’s fans.
Michigan-44 Purdue-13….MISS….OK from here on out…Denard Robinson vs unranked teams = very good performance…Robinson vs aggressive defense/ranked opponent= not so good..don’t expect much…as good as Robinson looked, the Michigan defense should really get most of the credit…they seemed to set the tone early and the Boilers went three and out on their first possession and never really looked in synch at all…two INT’s and 3 fumbles from a team that entered the game as a plus 3 in TO ratio isn’t good…in my opinion (and others I respect) it may be time for a new HB in Ann Arbor..Fitzgerald Toussaint has lost his way…whatever happened to him this offseason has diminished his instincts and he has played very tentatively and lacks the decisiveness a HB needs…
Ohio State-63 Nebraska-38….CORRECT….Nebraska may just be the new Iowa of the Big Ten…they beat up on the Illinois’s and the Indiana’s of the league, but when they face the bigger boys they get exposed…I wonder how long the Corn fan base will deal with Bo Pelini and his inability to address his teams’ defensive issues…both teams totaled over 430 yards and the Corn rushed for over 220, but the Buckeyes forced 3 INT’s and a fumble…and when you rush for over 370 yards and your QB gets almost half of that you are going to do pretty well…I still doubt Braxton Miller will finish the season if he continues to get banged around like he is…but Carlos Hyde took some pressure off of him with a 28 carry, 140 yd and 4 TD performance…man…63 points is a lot to hang on someone…

Michigan Football news, stats and stars from the Purdue game

Powered by a dominating ground game, Michigan spoiled Purdue’s big day with a 44-13 victory. The Wolverines churned out 307 rushing yards and limited the Boilermakers to 49 yards on the ground. 3 Stars of the game Denard Robinson: He led the Wolverines with yet another explosive performance. He ran for 236 yards and passed for 104 yards with a touchdown. Raymon Taylor notched...

Pur”don’t”: A Gravy Train With Biscuit Wheels

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson breaks off a long run in the first half against Purdue. (Image courtesy of After the very disturbing, not to mention embarrassing and demoralizing performance at Notre Dame the Wolverine Nation was on suicide alert for this season.  The questions were abounding. Could Denard come back?  Could the team bounce back from the demoralizing...

Local Big Ten Review: Michigan’s Defense Forcing Big Turnovers Which Change Complexion of Games

While Denard Robinson was comfortably managing Saturday’s game in West Lafayette and the Michigan Wolverines’ offense was putting on a show, quietly, the defense took charge and forced four huge turnovers, one of which was game changing. That’s a great … Continue reading →

Michigan Wolverines ranked once again, in AP

Ahh how good it is to be recognized once again for the hard work and effort put in during the week and carried over onto the field on game day? And thanks to the Associated Press for once again placing Brady Hoke’s Michigan Wolverines in their AP Top 25 college football rankings poll. Especially when all the Wolverines did to earn that honor was go on the road to West Lafayette...

Michigan Football to host Illinois for homecoming

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MMQ calls out Herbstreit and appraises the rest of the season

I love when I sit down to write this Monday Morning Quarterback segment and there’s not much to say. Usually that means that the Wolverines played well over the weekend and likely won their game rather easily. That’s exactly what happened this past Saturday as Michigan traveled to Purdue and came away with a 44-13 victory.Kirk Herbstreit picked Purdue to beat Michigan, but tweeted...

University of Michigan Rediscovers Effective Running Attack in Purdue Win

In a game the National Media, read Kirk Herbstreit, thought the University of Michigan would fall into a classic Big-10 trap, they rediscovered what helped make them Michigan. For the last two years much of the talk about Denard Robinson … Continue reading →

Michigan 44, Purdue 13

Denard Robinson rushed for 235 yards and Fitzgerald Toussaint scored twice to help Michigan rout Purdue 44-13 on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten) have won three straight over Purdue. The Boilermakers (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) lost at home for only the second time since Oct. 1, 2011. It was a banner day for Robinson in his first game back from a dismal performance...

Robinson leads Wolverines in rout of Purdue

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DD's Pigskin Preview: Michigan at Purdue

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Robinson gets license to run from Purdue

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