Denard Robinson gunning for Heisman

October, 2, 2010
10/02/10
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Michigan QB Denard Robinson, the Heisman Trophy favorite to this point in the season, had another banner day on Saturday at Indiana.

Robinson led the Michigan Wolverines on a late TD drive by running for 31 yards and passing for 42 more, scoring the game-winning TD on a four-yard run with 17 seconds left. That drive put Robinson over 200 yards on the ground AND in the air, setting an NCAA record in the process.

According to the NCAA record book, Robinson is the first player in FBS history to pass for 200 yards and rush for 200 yards in a regular-season game TWICE in his career. He also did it earlier this season against Notre Dame on Sept. 11.


Only one QB -- Washington's Marques Tuiasosopo -- has had 300 passing and 200 rushing in the same game. Vince Young, who went 200-200 against Oklahoma State in the regular season, also pulled off the feat in Texas' Rose Bowl win over USC, meaning he and Robinson are the only players to go 200-200 in two different games of any kind in their careers.

On top of this impressive feat, Robinson's 494 yards of total offense is second in Michigan history, behind only his 502-yard performance against Notre Dame. Robinson now occupies the top three spots on Michigan's all-time list, and those games have all come in the last five weeks. His 383 yards in the season opener against Connecticut broke John Navarre's school record (368) that had stood for nearly seven years.

Not to be lost in the shuffle, Indiana Hoosiers QB Ben Chappell had a career day opposite Robinson. Chappell completed 45-of-64 passes for 480 yards (all school records) and three touchdowns.

And his big target, WR Tandon Doss, had career highs with 15 catches for 221 yards. He had eight receptions for 102 yards all season entering Saturday.

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