September 15, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Vincent Smith (2) and quarterback Denard Robinson (16) celebrate a touchdown by Smith during the second quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan Vs. UMass: Wolverines Improve To 2-1 With 63-13 Win

Michigan escaped with a win over Air Force last week at home, and they treated the Big House to a show on Saturday with a 63-13 win over Massachusetts.

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UMass Vs. Michigan Final Score: Denard Robinson Accounts For 4 TDs In 63-13 Win

The Michigan Wolverines came out on Saturday and earned themselves a 2-1 record by thoroughly dominating the UMass Minutemen, 63-13. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson was, as usual, the star of the game. He was effective both on the ground and in the air, with 291 passing yards and three passing touchdowns alongside 105 rushing yards and one touchdown run.

Aside from an interception in the second quarter that saw Christian Birt score a defensive touchdown for UMass, Robinson was pretty much perfect on the day. He threw strikes to Devin Funchess (26-yard TD), Devin Gardner (42-yard TD) and Roy Roundtree (18-yard TD). With the help of running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (15 carries, 85 yards), Michigan rolled through UMass virtually undeterred.

UMass quarterback Mike Wegzyn managed just 141 yards passing, while running back Michael Cox needed 18 carries to go 76 yards. Their only touchdown was the interception return, while Brendon Levengood hit a pair of field goals in the second quarter to account for the other six points.

Michigan will face a tougher matchup next week, as they hit the road to take on No. 20 Notre Dame, while the Minutemen will take on an easier opponent in Miami (OH).

For more on the Michigan Wolverines, check out Maize n Brew. You can learn more about college football around the country over at SB Nation's College Football hub.


Michigan Vs. UMass: Wolverines Coach Brady Hoke Dismisses Huge Point Spread

The Michigan Wolverines are favored by a whopping 45.5 points on Saturday at the Big House against Massachusetts, but coach Brady Hoke scoffed at the number Thursday.

Hoke told a local radio station that the point spread that oddsmakers gave was "ridiculous." More from Hoke, based on a previous meeting with UMass:

"All you’ve got to do is go back two years, and it was 42-37 here in Ann Arbor. That gets your attention."

The Wolverins are 1-1 but got crushed by No. 1 Alabama and beat Air Force 31-25 despite being three-touchdown favorites.

Hoke said his team has plenty of improving to do starting with this week, as the Big Ten season starts the following week. He feels Michigan needs to stop the run on defense far better than how it has so far, and needs to establish a running game on offense, among other things.

Hoke also admitted that he misused his timeouts late in the first half against Air Force, by not using them at all.

Head over to Maize N Brew for more Michigan football coverage, and be sure to check out SB Nation's college football hub for more news from around the country.

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