Found November 24, 2012 on
Michigan Football lost at Ohio State on Saturday by a final score of 26-21. The Wolverines took a 21-20 lead into halftime, but were unable to even penetrate into Ohio State territory in the second half.
Michigan received the ball to start the second stanza and seemed ready to punt on a 4th down and 2 from their own 48 yard line. In fact they were ready to punt and had the punt team on the field. Inexplicably, Brady Hoke called timeout and decided to go for it. That seemed like a rash decision. The play call turned out to be a foreshadowing of the Wolverines second half strategy. They tried to run Denard Robinson up the middle, but he was stuffed for a two yard loss.
The Wolverines offense was completely shut down in the second half. They possessed the ball 6 times and here are the results
6 plays, 21 yards – ending on a 4th down and 2 play were Robinson was stuffed for a 2 yard loss
2 plays, 30 yards – ending on a Denard Robinson fumble
3 plays, 8 yards – on 3rd and 2, Vincent Smit...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
COLUMBUS, Ohio Denard Robinson was a jack of all trades in the first quarter Saturday against Ohio State.
Robinson lined up at quarterback in the shotgun formation on Michigans first play from scrimmage, and eluded penetration to gallop for 38 yards around right end.
Nicknamed Shoelaces for regularly losing his cleats, which he does not tie, Robinson was true to form on that run...
MAN OF STEEL
Denard Robinson broke this massive 67-yard touchdown run to give Michigan the lead with less than a minute to go in the half. Shoelace broke through two would be tacklers and then was off to the races and no one came close to him afterwards. Denard has 124 yards on 6 carries and will look to add to his totals after the half.
Brady Hoke joins his “Team” as they enter the field in The Big House by jumping up to touch the Go Blue M Club Supports You banner in one of the country’s greatest college football traditions. “THE TEAM, THE TEAM, THE TEAM.” If you are a life-long fan of the Michigan Wolverines, you are familiar with those words that highlighted iconic coach Bo Schembechler’s legendary...
The Michigan Wolverines had an opportunity to beat the Ohio State Buckeyes for the second consecutive year but couldn’t get it done.
The Wolverines had a halftime 21-20 lead but unfortunately in the second half the conservative play-calling and missed opportunities along with some defense that was less than stellar allowed the Buckeyes to dominate the half and earn a 26-21 victory...
Last week, the Michigan Wolverines debuted a new, exciting offensive scheme.
Why didn't they use it against Ohio State?
Against Iowa, Devin Gardner spent most of the game at quarterback, with Denard Robinson at his new superback slot. Robinson lined up at running back, slot receiver and took some direct snaps in the shotgun.
Robinson was the focus of the Hawkeyes defense...
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson is known to have quite the set of wheels, but his toughness rating jumped to another level Saturday against Ohio State.
Robinson, who was running up the field behind some solid blocking, found himself in the middle of a tackling sandwich by two Buckeye defenders, who collided into him with airborne hits from either side.
But the joke was on the...
A group of Michigan and Ohio State players got into it with each other during warmups before their big rivalry game. See video here.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan fans came away from Saturday's loss to Ohio State with one major question on their minds -- what happened in the second half?
Why did the Wolverines abandon the two-quarterback offense that had been so successful against Iowa? Why did Denard Robinson spend so much time at quarterback if he couldn't throw the ball? And, most baffling, why didn...
He ran to his right, cut upfield, shrugged off a sandwich by two defenders at the 45, and sprinted to the end zone to give Michigan a 21-17 lead just before the half. It was the stuff of legends – the senior Denard Robinson making a highlight-reel play in the game’s biggest rivalry. It capped an impressive first half for the Michigan offense that was matching Ohio State punch...
The Ohio State State Buckeyes are 11-0 and will look to remain undefeated against the Michigan Wolverines today. The two teams will play today at noon EST at Ohio Sadium. The game can be seen on ABC.
The over/under for the game between Michigan and Ohio State is 53.5 points. Ohio State is a 4 point favorite.
While Ohio State is undefeated they are banned from post season play so...