UMass Vs. Michigan 2012: Running Game Shows More Balance

With Denard Robinson in the backfield, the Michigan rushing attack will be potent this season, but the Wolverines have been looking for other contributors to the ground game so far this season. Against UMass, that supporting cast looked strong, according to Anthony Mammel of SB Nation's Michigan blog Maize 'N Brew:

The Michigan running backs found more room to run, and Fitzgerald Toussaint looked like his old self. Thomas Rawls also had a nice outside rush that he finished by crushing the defender with his pads. Toussaint, Robinson and Hayes all had a single rushing touchdown while Vincent Smith chipped two in.

Michigan ran for 294 yards against UMass. Robinson had 106 yards on 10 carries, Toussaint gained 85 on 15 carries, Rawls had 6 carries for 42 yards and the touchdown by Justice Hayes was the first of his college career.

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.

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