It’s the Denard Robinson show once again in Ann Arbor, as the Michigan quarterback has run the Wolverines out to a 21-0 halftime lead over San Diego State.
Robinson has 140 yards rushing on 12 carries, while running for three touchdowns to lead the Michigan offensive attack. Vincent Smith has 38 carries on two carries, and Fitzgerald Toussaint has added 28 yards on five carries.
The Wolverines are still struggling a bit in the passing game, with Robinson completing only 5-of-9 passes for 40 yards. But the running game has performed well enough to make up the difference.
For the Aztecs, tailback Ronnie Hillman has run the ball relatively well, compiling 56 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback Ryan Lindley has thrown for 75 yards, completing 7-of-15 passes.
Cornerback Troy Woolfolk left the game in the second quarter, appearing to reaggravate a left ankle injury. According to reports, he was doing lateral movement exercises and stretching the ankle with help from trainers. It appeared he was able to walk on the ankle and is expected to return in the second half.
Left guard Ricky Barnum also left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury. It appeared a teammate rolled onto his ankle while being blocked on a running play. He returned a few plays later, however.
Michigan has 246 yards of total offense in the first half, compared to San Diego State’s 164. The Aztecs have the advantage in time of possession, but Michigan has been able to score on big plays, thanks in large part to long runs by Robinson. (His second TD run was for 53 yards.)