Saturday, November 13, 2010
Michigan's defense gets on the board
By Adam Rittenberg
After surrendering far too many big plays for touchdowns this season, Michigan's defense recorded one of its own.
The Wolverines answered a Denard Robinson fumble by forcing one from Purdue, as Craig Roh jarred the ball loose and safety Cameron Gordon raced 61 yards for a touchdown. We know Robinson and the Wolverines don't need much help to score points, but any lift from the defense is appreciated. Roh looks a lot more comfortable at the defensive end spot after playing a hybrid role for the first half of the year.
Purdue is shuffling quarterbacks all over the place. The Boilers started with Justin Siller, who reinjured his foot on the first play from scrimmage and won't return. Rob Henry and Sean Robinson also have taken snaps, but Michigan's D looks good so far.
Michigan leads 7-0 midway through the first quarter.