The Michigan Wolverines picked up right where they left off as the third quarter began: with Denard Robinson making plays all over the field. After Massachusetts stalled on the opening possession of the third quarter (thanks to a pair of personal-foul penalties), the Wolverines put up their seventh touchdown of the game when Robinson hit Roy Roundtree for an 18-yard touchdown to make the score 48-13.
Massachusetts actually picked up a first down on the next drive, but another penalty helped stall them and Colter Johnson was forced to punt again. The next drive, Michigan found the end zone again after 10 plays over 72 yards. VIncent Smith capped off that drive with a nine-yard touchdown run to bring it to 56-13.
The third quarter came to an end with Massachusetts actually driving well. Michael Cox got a couple carries and Mike Wegzyn converted a pair of third downs with passes to Alan Williams and Rob Blanchflower. The quarter came to an end with UMass in Michigan territory.