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Michigan Football went to Nebraska and lost to the Huskers on Saturday night by a final score of 23-9. Denard Robinson was injured early and did not return. That pretty much signaled the end of Michigan’s hopes to win this game. Russell Bellomy was inserted at quarterback and struggled completing just 3 of 16 passes for 38 yards to go along with 3 interceptions.
When Bellomy entered the game, Nebraska’s defense went into attack mode and thoroughly enjoyed teeing off on the inexperienced signal caller. Michigan’s defense fought valiantly, but the offense couldn’t sustain a drive and the defense spent most of the second half on the field.
The loss removes Michigan from the driver’s seat in the Legends Division and gives that distinction to the Huskers. Based on how the offense looked without him, any game Robinson can’t play is going to be extremely difficult for Michigan to win. They are calling his injury a nerve problem and he apparently was unable to grip the ball which kept him on the sidelines bundled up in a winter coat.
This was the second straight game that Michigan failed to score a touchdown. The Wolverines only managed 188 yards of offense. Take away the 101 yards that Robinson accounted for before his injury and U-M eked out 87 yards. Nebraska wasn’t spectacular, but they didn’t have to be. Ameer Abdullah rushed for 101 yards and Taylor Martinez had 223 yards of total offense.
Watching Robinson run off the field after the game, I was not encouraged. His right arm was extended straight down and he was careful not to move it.
Nobody said winning a Big Ten Championship would be easy. Well it just got a lot harder and without Robinson it will be virtually impossible. Up next for Michigan is a trip to Minnesota and a battle for the Little Brown Jug. The question Michigan fans will be asking is this; If Denard can’t play, why not go with Devin Gardner at QB?
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Denard Robinson injury update.
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke says Wolverine quarterback Denard Robinson is probable for this coming Saturday's road game against Minnesota despite an arm injury in the loss to Nebraska. (The Detroit Free Press)
It ain't over till it's over.
Scott Dochternan looks at the chaotic state of the battles...
Michigan, it seems, got a scare and not a long-term problem when Denard Robinson injured a nerve in his right elbow against Nebraska.
''He should be fine,'' Wolverines coach Brady Hoke said Monday. ''He should be ready to go on Saturday.''
The unranked Wolverines (5-3, 3-1 Big Ten) will play their second straight road game this week at Minnesota...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson left Saturday night's game against Nebraska late in the first half because of a cut on his arm.
According to the Michigan football radio network, Robinson is expected to return in the second half.
The right-handed Robinson stayed down and appeared to be holding his hand after a run to the Nebraska 8. Russell Bellomy...
The Michigan Wolverines might have gotten lost in the Detroit Tigers World Series debacle Saturday night, but they are in deep trouble of their own.
The Wolverines lost Denard Robinson to an elbow injury in the first half of their 23-9 defeat in Nebraska, and the offense immediately ground to a halt. Backup Russell Bellomy looked badly out of place against the Cornhuskers defense...
Michigan heads to Minnesota this week with more questions than answers on offense.
The Wolverines have gone two straight games without scoring a touchdown - a first since the early 1960s - and they played the second half of Saturday's 23-9 loss to Nebraska without quarterback Denard Robinson.
Robinson injured a nerve in his right (throwing) elbow late in the first half, leaving...
ANN ARBOR -- Denard Robinson is expected to play Saturday as Michigan takes on Minnesota.
Robinson missed the second half of last weekend's 23-9 loss to Nebraska after aggravating a nerve injury in his elbow. He was replaced by Russell Bellomy, who went 3-for-16 with three interceptions, allowing the Cornhuskers to pull away for the key LegendsDivision victory.
Michigan's problems after its 23-9 loss to Nebraska go beyond losing control of the Big Ten Legends Division race.
The 20th-ranked Wolverines also lost quarterback Denard Robinson, who went out late in the first half with an elbow injury.
Robinson, who spent the second half on the sideline in an overcoat, watched as freshman backup Russell Bellomy threw three interceptions...
The Huskers took care of business tonight under the lights putting away Michigan, 23-9. The Wolverines lost Denard Robinson to injury late in the first half and couldn't find a way to replace his offensive production.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- 86,160 packed Memorial Stadium Saturday night (a second-largest home crowd) for the Big Red's Big Ten showdown with Denard Robinson and the Wolverines. In the end stood Nebraska victorious, 23-9, the defense with their blackshirts, and Denard, injured and sidelined with an unknown return. Josh Harvey and Erin Hartigan dissect it all.
Two of the three biggest games of the week took sudden and sharp turns with major injuries as No. 22 Michigan and No. 25 Wisconsin both suffered losses. They also both suffered losses of their starting quarterbacks as Denard Robinson and Joel Stave were knocked out of each game.
According to reports the injury to Stave is perhaps the more serious of the two as he suffered a broken...
Ameer Abdullah ran for 101 yards and a touchdown and Nebraska took control of the Big Ten Legends Division with a 23-9 victory over No. 20 Michigan on Saturday night.
Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson left the game late in the first half with a right elbow injury. Robinson, who spent the second half on the sideline in an overcoat, watched as freshman backup Russell Bellomy...
Nebraska took control of the Big Ten Legends Division, and all Denard Robinson could do was watch.
Ameer Abdullah ran for 101 yards and a touchdown, and Nebraska's defense dominated after Robinson left with an injury late in the first half in a 23-9 victory over Michigan on Saturday night.
The Huskers (6-2, 3-1) moved into a first-place tie with Michigan in the Legends but...
Playing at night has been right for Nebraska at Memorial Stadium.
The Cornhuskers go into Saturday's meeting with No. 20 Michigan on a 10-game win streak in prime-time home games.
There figures to be some extra energy in the stadium for this one.
Nebraska will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its NCAA-record sellout streak. This will be the 323rd in a row.
And Michigan ...