Michigan Vs. Air Force: Denard Robinson Helps Wolverines To First Win

Denard Robinson contributed on four touchdowns to make sure Michigan's losing streak stopped at one.

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Denard Robinson, Devin Funchess Earn Big Ten Honors

The Michigan Wolverines avoided an upset from the Air Force Falcons on Saturday and, summarily, have been rewarded for their efforts as both Denard Robinson and Devin Funchess have won a couple of the awards given out by the Big Ten conference.

Robinson was named the conference's offensive player of the week, moving him into a tie for second with Drew Brees as far as the conference honors are concerned. Robinson also earned extra distinction by becoming the first player in FBS history to rush and pass for 200 yards each in three different games during his college career.

Funchess earned freshman of the week honors after hauling in four catches for 106 yards and a touchdown as he became the first Michigan tight end to record 100 receiving yards since Jerame Tuman in 1997.

For more on Wolverines football, visit Michigan blog Maize n Brew, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Detroit.

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Air Force Vs. Michigan 2012: Denard Robinson's Big Day Helps Wolverines Hold On

The Michigan Wolverines didn't make it look easy, but they did hold off the Air Force Falcons to pick up their first win of the season on Saturday afternoon. Denard Robinson contributed on four touchdowns as the 19th-ranked Wolverines held on for a 31-25 victory.

Robinson began his day with a 79-yard touchdown run to give the Wolverines a 7-0 victory early in the first quarter, but Air Force battled the whole way through, bringing the game to within a field goal when Cody Getz scored his third touchdown of the day with 12 minutes left to play.

Michigan was able to hold on, however, as the unranked Air Force squad couldn't overcome the play of the effervescent Robinson.

Box Score Hero: It'd be hard to vote for anyone but Robinson in this category considering the quarterback ran for 218 yards and a pair of touchdowns while contributing 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns with his arm as well.

Rankings Ramifications: Michigan's spot in the rankings was a bit contentious follow last week's loss, but Saturday's win should at least allow them to continue to stay within the top 20 when it comes to the polls.

But Did They Cover? No. Michigan was supposed to win by 21 points so the six-point margin of victory wasn't quite what was planned.

For More On This Game: For more on Wolverines football, visit Michigan blog Maize n Brew, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Detroit. For more on Air Force football, visit MWC blog Mountain West Connection and SB Nation Denver.

Next Week's Schedule: Robinson's Wolverines will look to pick another win against the UMass Minutemen while Air Force will try to get back on track when they travel to lovely Las Vegas for a game against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels.

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Air Force Vs. Michigan: Wolverines Lead Heading Into 2nd Half

The Michigan Wolverines needed to bounce back in a big way following their season-opening loss and, through the first half, it seems like the 19th-ranked team is on its way to doing just that.

Enigmatic quarterback Denard Robinson has thrown for a touchdown and ran for another one, giving the Wolverines a 14-10 lead at halftime over visiting Air Force.

Robinson began Saturday's scoring with a huge run in the first quarter to give the Wolverines a 7-0 lead and then used his arm to get Michigan its second score when he connected with Devin Funchess for a 30-yard touchdown through the air. The quarterback finished the first half with 110 rushing yards and 136 passing yards with an errant interception the lone blemish on his stat sheet.

Air Force scored its first touchdown of the day late in the second quarter when running back Cody Getz took his 11th carry 5 yards up the middle for a score, giving him 49 yards on the ground in the first half.

For more on Wolverines football, visit Michigan blog Maize n Brew, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Detroit. For more on Air Force football, visit MWC blog Mountain West Connection and SB Nation Denver.

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Fitzgerald Toussaint, Frank Clark To Play Against Air Force

The Michigan Wolverines certainly struggled on Saturday against the Alabama Crimson Tide, provided you can call such a beatdown a "struggle." Two of their players were absent in the game, though it is unlikely it would have changed the outcome in the end. Still, Stephen J. Nesbitt is reporting via Twitter that both running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and defensive end Frank Clark will play this week against Air Force.

Toussaint was suspended for one game due to an arrest for drunk driving, though he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge last week. He's the team's starting running back and it was thought for awhile that he might actually play against Alabama, before it was announced on Friday that he would not.

Clark also served a one-game suspension for his involvement in an alleged laptop theft.

Toussaint had 1,041 yards on the ground a season ago and was certainly missed by the Wolverines, even if his presence wouldn't have changed the final outcome of Saturday's game. Michigan will take on Air Force at 3:30 p.m. eastern on Saturday at Michigan Stadium.

For more on Michigan Wolverines football; check out Maize n Brew. For more college football news head over to SB Nation's NCAA football hub.

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