- Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Staff Writer
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Michigan's defense hasn't been that bad today.
No, you don't need to get your eyes checked. I just typed that.
The Wolverines' defense hasn't been great, but turnovers and special teams mistakes are the primary reasons why Michigan finds itself in a 31-7 hole early in the third quarter. After Michigan had two first-half fumbles in Ohio State territory, backup quarterback Tate Forcier threw an interception on the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter.
Forcier replaced starter Denard Robinson, who is sidelined with dislocated fingers, according to coach Rich Rodriguez. Robinson is now back in the game.
Nothing is going right for Michigan, and Ohio State finally got its run game going as Dan Herron raced 31 yards to the end zone.
The rout is on. Is time running out on Rodriguez?
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