BTN.com staff, September 15, 2012
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.
FOURTH QUARTER: Denard Robinson threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 106 yards and one touchdown, leading No. 18 Michigan to a 63-13 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines racked up the yards against the Minutemen on their way to victory. Michigan gained 291 yards passing and 294 yards rushing as it dominated Massachusetts' defense.
The Wolverines' explosive offense used big plays to take down the Minutemen. Michigan had five plays of 20 yards or more on its way to victory. With 13:35 to go in the second quarter, Robinson found Drew Dileo open for a 66-yard pass, the Wolverines' biggest gain of the game. The big gainer was part of a four-play drive capped off when Vincent Smith ran five yards to paydirt. That gave Michigan a 21-3 lead.
Massachusetts finished with 259 total yards, including 147 yards passing while completing 15 of 30 attempts. Rushing was a key ingredient in the Minutemen's offensive mix, bringing them 112 yards on 36 carries.
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