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Saturday, October 9, 2010
Wolverines finally rewarded for moving ball

By Adam Rittenberg

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When Roy Roundtree dropped a sure touchdown pass from Denard Robinson, you had to wonder how many missed opportunities Michigan could have in the first half.

The Wolverines have pretty much moved the ball at will but had only three points to show for themselves at the time of Roundtree's drop. But Robinson and the offense didn't let the drop faze them and marched the remaining 35 yards for their first touchdown. Robinson found Martell Webb for an easy touchdown, the first of Webb's career.

Michigan's play calling and execution have been very sharp today aside from the Roundtree drop, Robinson's interception and an overthrow by Robinson on what could have been a touchdown to Darryl Stonum. The Wolverines already have 207 yards of offense.

Michigan is stopping itself more than being stopped by the Spartans. I also like the long, sustained drives we've seen from Michigan in the first half. It keeps a very shaky defense off the field.

The Wolverines lead 10-7 with 6:31 left in the half.