2nd Quarter Recap: Michigan 42, UMass 13

Michigan scored 28 second-quarter points and holds  a commanding 42-13 lead. Massachusetts closed the gap to 14-3 when Brendon Levengood kicked a 25-yard field goal to cap a 66-yard drive. The Minutemen’s drive stalled at the Wolverines’ two-yard line and Massachusetts settled for a field goal.

Michigan expanded its lead to 21-3 thanks to a two-play, 71-yard drive that ended when Vincent Smith pounded in a five-yard touchdown run. The Wolverines’ drive was keyed by Denard Robinson’s 66-yard pass to Drew Dileo.

The Minutemen made the score 21-10 when Christian Birt intercepted Robinson’s pass and returned it for a touchdown.

Michigan opened up the lead, 28-10, after marching down the field for a five-play, 75-yard drive that ended when Robinson tossed a 42-yard touchdown to Devin Gardner. The Wolverines drove across midfield after Robinson’s 24-yard run from the 31-yard line.

Michigan opened up the lead, 35-10, after Robinson took a quarterback draw all the way for a 36-yard touchdown run to end a five-play, 55-yard drive.

A 57-yard drive that ended when Levengood kicked a 32-yard field goal helped Massachusetts narrow the deficit to 35-13.

The Wolverines made the score 42-13 when Michigan recovered a fumble in the endzone.

Robinson clinched a 100-yard rushing game with 78 in the quarter, part of his 106-yard day through two quarters for the Wolverines.

Michigan’s Robinson reached the 200-yard passing mark for the game thanks to 179 in the quarter, and currently sits with 260 yards in all.

The Minutemen will have possession to start the second half.

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James Jones on 9/15/2012 @ 6:21pm EST Said:

I just want someone to know about how BAD the commentators are on the BTN during the Michigan/UMASS game. We had to turn off the sound on the TV and turn on the radio because of the terrible play by play. I don’t want to see interviews with people on the sidelines when I’m trying to watch what is happening on the field. The commentators need to learn how to tell viewers what is happening on the plays and who is making the plays.