Saturday, November 20, 2010
Robinson sets record, puts U-M on board
By Adam Rittenberg
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Denard Robinson now holds the FBS single-season record for career rushing yards by a quarterback, bumping his total to 1,511 yards.
But his arm was the biggest key on Michigan's scoring drive to open the second half. Robinson, who completed just 4 of 10 passes in the first half, hit Kelvin Grady for a 12-yard gain on fourth-and-2. Two plays later, he executed a good pump fake and lofted the ball to Darryl Stonum for a 22-yard touchdown.
Robinson has become the first player in NCAA history to record 1,500 rushing yards and 1,500 passing yards in a season. Despite his decline in Big Ten play, that's simply remarkable.
He'll need both his legs and his arm if Michigan intends to make a historic comeback.
Michigan just forced a fumble, as Wisconsin has now committed turnovers on consecutive drives after entering the game with just seven all season. The Badgers have to be a bit worried after blowing a big lead in the Big House two years ago.
Wolverines trail 24-7 early in the second half.