Saturday, September 4, 2010
Robinson regains momentum, sets record
By Adam Rittenberg
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan did everything right but reach the end zone on its opening drive of the second half.
In many ways, it was Denard Robinson's most impressive drive of the game, as he made three big throws on third down to keep the chains moving. Connecticut seemed poise to carry over the momentum it generated late in the first half, but Robinson didn't let it happen, making a great throw to Kelvin Gray on third-and-11. He continued to move the ball even though Connecticut's defensive line picked up its play.
I'm amazed by how little room he needs to get to the second and third levels on defense. With 22 carries for 155 yards, Robinson already has set the Michigan single-game quarterback rushing record, breaking Steve Smith's mark (147) set against Minnesota in 1983.
The Huskies did a nice job near the goal line, forcing a Brendan Gibbons field goal. Michigan leads 24-10.