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Michigan's Robinson on pace for history

9/13/2010


After two games, Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has taken the college football world by storm. Robinson has amassed 455 rushing yards and 430 passing yards in wins over Connecticut and Notre Dame. He leads the nation in rushing.

Robinson’s 885 yards of total offense this season is better than 87 of the 120 FBS teams.

Ranked FBS Teams

Outgained by Denard Robinson in ‘10

Not that anyone expects Robinson to continue at this pace, but if he does, that projects to 2,730 rushing yards and 2,580 passing yards over a 12-game schedule (with the possibility of a bowl game).

Even with an expected drop-off, Robinson has a chance to become the first 2,000/2,000 player in major college history. The FBS record for rushing yards by a 2,000-yard passer is 1,427 by UAB’s Joe Webb last season.

On paper, Michigan’s upcoming schedule lightens a bit, starting with a home game Saturday against FCS school Massachusetts. However, looming down the road for Robinson and the Wolverines are matchups with Iowa, Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State.