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The Michigan Wolverines delivered a big 63-13 win on Saturday, as expected.
With 6 touchdowns and 42 points on the board before the half, more than a few of the 110,708 found little reason to return to their seats. UMass probably felt the same.
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson ran wild on the Minutemen with several spectacular runs racking up 106 yards and a TD on 10 carries, despite having 50+ yards wiped out by penalties.
Michigan’s defense got off to what seemed like a slow start, allowing UMass to drive the length of the field and connect on a field goal. However, by halftime it was clear that this was a mere anomaly. The defense dominated.
Sophomore defensive end, Frank Clark made a spectacular play on UMass’ first drive knocking down a pass on 3rd and goal that lead to a Minutemen field goal. UMass would not score an offensive touchdown all day long, settling for 2 field goals and a TD off an errant Denard Robinson pass that was intercepted.
For Michigan this was a reassuring victory after a shaky 1-1 start to the 2012 campaign. Offensively this was about as balanced of an attack as they come ; 294 yards rushing, 291 yards passing. Denard Robinson spread the football among 9 different receivers while a total of 8 players, including senior left-tackle Taylor Lewan off a recovered fumble, would score touchdowns.
This game was the softest part of Michigan’s schedule and they took care of business for win number 2. Next up for the Wolverines is the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Statistically and on a W-L basis, this is one of Denard Robinson’s best matchups as a starting quarterback. Michigan will be looking for history to repeat itself.
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. Denard Robinson usually needs 60 minutes to take a defense apart.
Saturday, he only took 40.
No. 17 Michigan rolled over hapless Massachusetts 63-13 Saturday, and Robinson didnt even need to work a full afternoon to do it. He only played two series in the second half both resulting in touchdowns and left with the Wolverines holding a commanding 56-13 lead late...
Denard Robinson put up 397 yards of total offense and accounted for four touchdowns in No. 17 Michigan's 63-13 rout of Massachusetts on Saturday.
Robinson, who came out of the game with Michigan (2-1) leading 56-13 late in the third quarter, rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown and completed 16 of 24 passes for 291 yards and three scores. Tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint, who missed...
Michigan beat UMass by 50 points this afternoon, improving to 2-1 on the season, but head coach Brady Hoke wasn’t completely pleased with the effort. At least that’s how he portrayed his feelings to the media after the game with the big matchup with Notre Dame a week away.
Hoke wasn't pleased despite winning by 50 (photo by Dave Reginek, Getty Images)
The Michigan Wolverines (1-1) will host UMass (0-2) on Saturday at the Big House. The game will kick off at 3:42 pm with television coverage provided by the Big Ten Network. For the complete game preview click here: Michigan vs UMass. For the extra points, read on.
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. AP -- Denard Robinson put up 397 yards of total offense and accounted for four touchdowns in No. 17 Michigan's 63-13 rout of Massachusetts on Saturday.
Everything was backward for Michael Cox Saturday afternoon.
He was in the wrong locker room, he was on the wrong side of the field, and he was definitely on the wrong side of the final score.
Cox and his Massachusetts teammates were routed 63-13 by his former team, No. 17 Michigan. After spending three years as a little-used running back, he got his diploma in Ann Arbor and enrolled...
Denard Robinson came up just three yards short of 400 total yards against UMass in just over three quarters of work. He passed Tom Brady and Jim Harbaugh on the all-time passing list, and John Navarre on the career total yards list, and tied Chris Perry on the career rushing touchdown list.
Denard talked a lot about being accountable to his teammates (photo by Dave Reginek, Getty...
When people think about Michigan playing Massachusetts in football, they probably remember the game two years ago where the Wolverines struggled to a 42-37 victory.
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The team that scored six points in their first two games combined, fell behind early to the team that so far in 2012 has struggled to replicate its dominant form of a year ago. But in the end, Michigan proved their worth earning a 63-13 victory over the Minutemen of UMass. During the game, Michigan [...]
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No. 18 Michigan at No. 11 Notre Dame
Saturday, 8:00 p.m. NBC
Line: Notre Dame -6
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