Michigan has moved the ball on offense, driving into Ohio State territory on five first-half possessions. But two turnovers prevented the Wolverines from putting points on the scoreboard.
Robinson fumbled at the Ohio State 9-yard line midway through the first quarter to wipe out one scoring chance. Late in the second quarter, Vincent Smith fumbled at the Buckeyes’ 46-yard line.
The key play of the first half came on a shanked punt by Seth Broekhuizen that went only 18 yards, giving Ohio State the ball on the Michigan 35-yard line. Five plays later, Terrelle Pryor hit Dane Sanzenbacher for a touchdown, giving the Buckeyes a 10-0 lead.
Tate Forcier took over at quarterback for Michigan late in the second quarter after Robinson had to leave because of a hand injury. The ABC television broadcast reported that Robinson dislocated two fingers on his left hand. His status for the second half is uncertain.