Every Sunday during the college football season, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo hits Twitter to share his thoughts from the previous day’s slate of games. What did DiNardo have to say about the Big Ten after a 10-2 performance in Week 3? Read all of his Sunday Ruminations in this post.
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Four Big Ten teams remain ranked in the latest USA Today’s Coaches Poll, released Sunday morning. There’s a different team leading the conference, though, as Michigan comes in at No. 17 to pace the Big Ten. Michigan State, fresh off its loss to Notre Dame, fell from No. 10 to No. 20, while Nebraska (No. 22) and Wisconsin (No. 24) round out the Big Ten’s ranked teams.
There were more punts than points in the third quarter and the margin is still 11, as Notre Dame leads 14-3. The teams combined for a total of five punts in the quarter.
Denard Robinson put up 397 yards of total offense and accounted for four touchdowns in No. 17 Michigan’s 63-16 rout of Massachusetts on Saturday. Robinson, who came out of the game with Michigan (2-1) leading 56-13 late in the third quarter, rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown and completed 16 of 24 passes for 291 yards and three scores.
Michigan now leads 56-13. The Wolverines rushed for 82 yards in the quarter. The last 21 points have been scored by the Wolverines. Michigan opened up the lead, 49-13, after Denard Robinson tossed an 18-yard touchdown to Roy Roundtree to end a five-play, 41-yard drive. The Wolverines’ punt return set Michigan up to start the drive.
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.
No. 18 Michigan’s aerial assault is on point as the Wolverines lead 14-0 at the end of the first quarter thanks to 81 passing yards in the quarter. Michigan scored when Denard Robinson tossed a 26-yard touchdown to Devin Funchess to polish off a five-play, 65-yard drive, giving the Wolverines the game’s first lead.