Football Bowl Subdivision

                  === Robinson, No. 17 Michigan rout UMass ===
 Ann  Arbor,  MI (Sports Network) -  Denard Robinson scored three of Michigan's
 six   first-half   touchdowns,  as  the  17th-ranked  Wolverines  crushed  the
 Massachusetts Minutemen, 63-13, at Michigan Stadium.
 Robinson  completed 16-of-24 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns, adding
 another  on the  ground as part of a 106-yard, 10-carry effort. Michigan (2-1)
 continued  its  dominance over the  Mid-American Conference, improving to 31-1
 against current MAC teams.
 "We  needed a good win," said Robinson. "Every day we need to come out and get
 better.  When we  came out today I feel  like we got better, but we still have
 some things to work on."
 Making  the  third start of  his career,  quarterback Mike Wegzyn finished 14-
 of-29 for 141 yards for Massachusetts (0-3), which has endured a rough ride in
 its initial FBS campaign.
 "It was a sloppy day for us today in a lot of areas," said Massachusetts coach
 Charley  Molnar. "Offense, defense, special teams, everybody was complacent in
 today's game. We have a long way to go as a football team."
 The Wolverines never trailed in the game, scoring touchdowns on three of their
 first  four possessions.  A Devin Funchess 26-yard touchdown catch and rushing
 scores  of  11 and five  yards out by  Fitzgerald Toussaint and Vincent Smith,
 respectively, put Michigan up 21-3.
 The  Minutemen  made it a 21-10  game after Christian Birt returned a Robinson
 interception  for  a touchdown, but  that was the  closest they would come the
 rest of the way.
 Michigan  responded  the following possession. On  the fifth play of a 75-yard
 drive, Robinson connected with Devin Gardner for a 42-yard catch and run score
 to make it 28-10.
 After  a 36-yard touchdown scramble from Robinson, Massachusetts added a field
 goal  with just  over  two minutes  to  play  in the  second  quarter, but  by
 halftime,  Michigan led 42-13. Robinson led a two-minute drill offense down to
 the 1-yard line of the Minutemen. On a 2nd-and-goal scramble, Robinson fumbled
 but  teammate  Taylor  Lewan  recovered  in  the  end  zone  to  increase  the
 Wolverines' lead to 29.
 Toussaint,  who had  a team-high 15 carries for 85 yards, contributed 24 yards
 on  Michigan's first  possession of the second  half. His gain of 11 yards put
 Michigan  inside the  red zone  and set  up an  18-yard touchdown  strike from
 Robinson to Roy Roundtree to put the Wolverines up 49-13.
 Smith  scored his  second touchdown  of the  game near  the end  of the  third
 quarter  when  he crossed  the  goal  line from  nine  yards  out to  increase
 Michigan's lead to 43.
 Michigan  scored  its final  touchdown after  Brian Dowling  fumbled a punt on
 Massachusetts'  own  22 yard line. Five  plays later, Justice Hayes punched it
 into the end zone on a one-yard carry.
                                   Game Notes
 Massachusetts managed just 15 first downs to Michigan's 27 ... With Robinson's
 next  rushing  touchdown, he will become  the eighth player in NCAA history to
 throw  for 40 touchdowns and rush for 40 touchdowns ... Saturday's matchup was
 just  the second meeting between UMass and Michigan ... Michigan had 585 yards
 of total offense, compared to 259 for Massachusetts.
 09/15 21:06:44 ET

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