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Halftime update: Connecticut-Michigan

9/4/2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Here's a quick look back at the first 30 minutes, as Michigan leads Connecticut 21-10 at halftime.

Best player in the half: Michigan sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson. "Shoelace" has been brilliant in his first career start, wrong-footing Connecticut defenders and showing impressive accuracy on his passes. He already has 131 rushing yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, and he completed his first eight pass attempts.

Turning point: Really two of them here. Robinson set the tone on Michigan's first drive, leading the offense 96 yards in 14 plays and putting Connecticut's defense on its heels. Connecticut grabbed the momentum late in the half following Michael Smith's juggling 47-yard catch on third-and-10 to set up a Jordan Todman touchdown with 17 seconds left.

Best call: Randy Edsall kept his team in the game with a great call late in the half. He called timeout on third-and-goal, fully intending to go for it on fourth down. When Connecticut was stopped short, the offense rushed to the line and scored easily as Michigan was caught off guard.