Numbers: Denard Robinson hits 10,000 yards, Michigan pass defense continues to dominate
ANN ARBOR -- Denard Robinson had no idea what his latest career milestone was Saturday night.
Few can blame him, it's gotten hard to keep track at this point.
In roughly three quarters of work, the Michigan football senior quarterback racked up four total touchdowns and continued to climb stat ladders both at Michigan, and nationally, as the Wolverines manhandled Illinois, 45-0.
A look at some key numbers from Saturday's game:
Robinson finished the game with 128 yards rushing and 159 yards passing, becoming the eighth player in Big Ten history to break the 10,000-yard mark for his career. Robinson, already Michigan's all-time leader in total offense, now has 10,065 total yards for his career.
With a rushing touchdown in the first half, Robinson became just the eighth player in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (1-A) history to record at least 40 rushing touchdowns and 40 passing touchdowns. The Michigan senior now has 41 scores on the ground, and 49 through the air.
Passing yards mustered by Illinois against Michigan's defense. The Wolverine pass defense, through six games, has now allowed an average of 134 passing yards per game -- which not only ranks first in the Big Ten, but is also a top-five national stat.
Rushing yards racked up by Michigan. Robinson finished with 128 on the ground, Thomas Rawls added 90, Justice Hayes finished with 66, Fitz Toussaint had 62 and Russell Bellomy had 8. Dennis Norfleet lost one yard on one carry.
Michigan finished the game with three team sacks, two shy of what the Wolverines had as a team entering the game for the season. Jake Ryan finished with 1 1/2 sacks, Mario Ojemudia grabbed one and Craig Roh was credited with 1/2.
Consecutive losses Michigan has suffered at the hands of next week's opponent, in-state rival Michigan State. Afterward, Michigan linebacker Desmond Morgan noted that "(MSU) took it to us four straight years. It's something we're aware of."