Michigan Vs. Purdue Score: Wolverines Tack On Another TD For 29-7 Lead

Seven games into the season, Michigan may have finally found its feature running back.

Sophomore Fitzgerald Toussaint went into halftime with 75 yards rushing to lead the Wolverines. But in the third quarter, he asserted himself in the running game even further.

Powered by a highlight reel 59-yard run, in which he eluded then ran past several Purdue defenders to the end zone, Toussaint has compiled 170 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries for Michigan. That score just before the end of the third quarter gave the Wolverines a 29-7 lead over the Boilermakers.

With Toussaint running so effectively, the Michigan offense hasn’t needed much from Denard Robinson. But he’s added another 63 yards rushing. Additionally, he’s thrown for 156 yards, completing 9 of 13 passes. Jeremy Gallon leads Michigan in receiving with 79 yards on three catches.

Caleb TerBush returned at quarterback for Purdue after leaving the game with an injury, but since leading the Boilermakers to a touchdown on their first possession, he hasn’t been able to do much against the Michigan defense.

Michigan looks to have control of the game as it heads into the fourth quarter. Could Toussaint reach 200 yards rushing, or will another of the tailbacks pick up the load?

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.