If you figured Michigan and Indiana would engage in a shootout today in Bloomington, you’re looking pretty smart right now. Both defenses have allowed the opposing offenses to make highlight reel plays in the first half, resulting in a 21-21 tie thus far.
Michigan’s Denard Robinson has picked up right where he left off after exiting last week’s game versus Bowling Green. He’s compiled 154 yards rushing on just eight carries, including a 72-yard touchdown run. Robinson has also completed 7-of-9 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns.
Unfortunately, Robinson also made a key mistake that prevented Michigan from opening up a bigger lead over the Hoosiers. After hooking up with Roundtree on a 74-yard reception that put the Wolverines inside the Indiana five-yard line, Robinson fumbled at the goal line one play later.
The Hoosiers pounced on the opportunity, driving 99 yards to tie the game at 14-14. The drive was capped off by a 22-yard touchdown run by Darius Willis.
Michigan took a 21-14 lead with four minutes remaining in the half, but Ben Chappell drove Indiana 72 yards in 10 plays. With no time remaining, Demarlo Belcher made a diving catch in the right corner for the game-tying touchdown.