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Michigan's Denard Robinson Sets Big Ten QB Rushing Record

It was The Denard Robinson Show in South Bend Saturday afternoon, with Michigan’s sophomore quarterback compiling 502 yards of total offense in leading the Wolverines to a 28-24 victory over Notre Dame.

Robinson gained 258 yards on 28 carries, setting a Big Ten record for most rushing yards by a quarterback. (The previous record was 217 yards, set by Northwestern's Mike Kafka in 2008 versus Syracuse.) He also scored two touchdowns, one of them on an 87-yard dash, the other a two-yard run that put Michigan ahead for good with 27 seconds remaining.

In addition, Robinson completed 24-of-40 passes for 244 yards and another touchdown. That makes him the ninth quarterback in NCAA Division I history to both rush and throw for 200 yards in a game. The last signal caller to do that? West Virginia’s Pat White in 2006. 

Robinson even contributed a 29-yard pooch punt, pinning the Irish inside their 20-yard line late in the third quarter.