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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Passing game not working for Michigan

By Brian Bennett

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's only score so far against Notre Dame came on a pretty 43-yard pass from Denard Robinson to Junior Hemingway.

Other than that, though, the passing game has done very little for the Wolverines.

Robinson has had trouble consistently hooking up with his receivers. He's just 3-of-13 for 59 yards and has thrown two interceptions, the last one killing a promising-looking drive. Robinson finally appeared to be getting loose with his legs earlier, ripping off a 38-yard run. But the attempt to adapt him to Al Borges' passing offense so far looks awfully shaky.

The Wolverines are lucky that Notre Dame can't stay out of its own way. The Irish have three turnovers, or else they'd probably be ahead a by more than just 10 points.