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Denard does it again

Posted on: October 2, 2010 7:23 pm
Edited on: October 2, 2010 8:39 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Denard Robinson is proving to be pretty adept at having monster games and leading game-winning drives.  After setting a Michigan school-record with 502 yards of total offense against Notre Dame last month, launching his name into the Heisman discussion, Robinson made sure he'll still be on top of everybody's list this week as well.

Robinson had another monster game against Indiana, throwing for 277 yards and rushing for another 218 , but it came down to another last minute drive.  After Indiana's Ben Chappell connected with Darius Willis for a 19-yard touchdown to tie the game 35-35 with 1:15 to play, Robinson came back out onto the field and did his thing.

There's never been any question about Robinson's legs and speed, but people wonder if he has the arm to be a big time college quarterback.  Maybe Robinson's 42-yard pass to Junior Hemingway to give Michigan a first and goal at the four with 21 seconds left will finally convince them he can throw.  Fittingly, Robinson would keep the ball to himself on the next snap and score the game-winning touchdown -- his fifth of the day.

There aren't enough superlatives to describe the Denard Robinson we've seen through the first five weeks of the college football season.  The kid is amazing and just a joy to watch.

Just give him the Heisman now.


Since: Oct 2, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:28 pm

Denard does it again

Pizza2, yeah we do have to take care of Sparty 1st. But what D weapons do they have? Greg Jones or what ever the LB's name is... Who else they got? We have Robinson, Forcier, Gardener, Hemmingway, Shaw, Stonum, Odoms. Need I say more? Our D-Line has some key names, but not as good as Greg Jones... I'm not saying its an automatic win, but I like Michigan in this game. Even though MSU beat Wisconsin, that could be a fluke. But MSU, did have a good game vs them.


Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2010 10:20 pm

Denard does it again

Actually, they have been tested. A little talked about fact is that Michigan has had more pass attempts against them than any other school. That's a big factor in those statistics.

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 7:16 pm

Denard does it again

JDR13, just because I am a fan doesn't mean I am going to ignore the facts.  The facts are that Michigan has not been tested yet.  We will see what happens this Saturday against Sparty.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 6:54 pm

Denard does it again

Btw: Michigan doesn't need fans like you. If all you're going to do talk s*** about them and try to bring them down, then you might as well root for someone else.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 6:52 pm

Denard does it again

Sure, they're 102nd, if you want to use semantics.

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 12:09 pm

Denard does it again

JDR 13, maybe you should check your facts.  The CBS website shows Michigan is 98th in total defense, because when teams are tied for a spot they count  it as one position.  If two teams are tied for 2nd and 3rd, CBS says they are both 2nd and the next team is listed as third rather than 4th.  Michigan has 101 teams that are ahead of them.  That makes them 102n to me, regardless of ties (they are tied with Rice at 433.6 yards per game.  Rice and Michigan both show 98th when they are actually tied for 102nd).

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 11:20 am

Denard does it again

Here is the comparison

WMU 31-7
ND 38-34
EMU 45-17
Indiana 36-33
Delaware State 63-6

Total for 213 avg 42.6
Total agains 97 avg 19.4

UCONN 30-10
ND 28-24
BG 65-21
Indiana 42-35
UMASS 42-37

Total for 207 avg 41.4
Total against 127 avg 25.4

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 11:08 am

Denard does it again

This Michigan team is worse than last years team.  Remember that last year Michigan was 4-0 before entering Big 10 play.  They beat Indiana, lost to MSU and Iowa, then came home and beat Delaware State for their last win.  This year they completed their non-conference schedule before Big 10 play began.  This team has scored less points in the 5 games this year vs. the comparable 5 games last year and they have given up more points.  Most likely, Michigan has won their last game of the season.  See the comparison:
<colgroup span="1"><col style="width: 48pt;" span="7" width="64"></col></colgroup>2009MVis2010MVisWMU317UCONN3010ND3834ND2824EMU4517BG6521Indiana3633Indiana4235Del St636UMASS4237Total21397Total207127Avg42.619.4Avg41.425.4

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 10:10 am

Denard is average

He has played the absolute worst D's in the country...   even Notre Dame is average at best.... Indiana ranked 120th last year, that is dead last.   Bowling Green, Mass, Conn... what a joke schedule.

If you want to see the real deal watch 5-0 Nevada... Their QB has put up better number against legit schools like Cal.   Their QB has more total TD's and rushing TD's then Robinson.

The media is such a joke and Robinson will fall apart the next 7 weeks against legit schools

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 4:33 am

Denard does it again

The Spartans are giving up 101 yards on the ground and gave up a whopping 165 rushing yards to a much better Wisconsin team

 Wisconsin is ranked 13th in rushing offense, Michigan is ranked 1st. Let me know when you're ready to stop talking out your azz.

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