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Saturday, November 27, 2010
Buckeyes take lead after Robinson fumble

By Adam Rittenberg

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Michigan has to be kicking itself right now. Actually, the Wolverines can't kick, so that would be hard to do.

But the Wolverines mounted two long drives while holding Ohio State without a first down, and yet the Maize and Blue had nothing to show for themselves. At one point, Michigan was outgaining Ohio State 133-13.

The good news is that Michigan's defense has limited damage so far.

Turnovers have been a theme for Michigan throughout Big Ten play, and Denard Robinson committed a costly one in the red zone. The Wolverines needed to start fast in this game, and they're still making too many mistakes on offense.

Ohio State finally mounted a drive and converted the Robinson fumble into a field goal, but the Buckeyes' offense looks out of sorts. Then again, Ohio State has been a second-half team all year.

Buckeyes lead 3-0 early in the second quarter.