Numbers: Russell Bellomy struggles as Michigan's pass defense excels
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Maybe Michigan should have seen this one coming.
In the history of Memorial Stadium, Nebraska has hosted 42 nighttime contests. And after Saturday's 23-9 win over Michigan, the Cornhuskers improved to 37-5 in those outings.
Nebraska has now won 11 straight home games at night, and is now 14-1 in its last 15 games at home in general.
Michigan's season-worst offensive showing (188 total yards) had something to do with that, also.
A few numbers from Saturday's game:
Michigan redshirt freshman quarterback Russell Bellomy has the same number of interceptions (4) as he does completions (4) on the season. Bellomy is now 4-for-21 in backup duty with the four interceptions.
Robinson left a game due to injury for the 16th time in the past three seasons Saturday. Robinson missed plays in 10 games during the 2010 season, four games in 2011 and now twice this season.
If Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson can play next week, he'll need just three rushing yards to tie ex-Wolverine running back Tyrone Wheatley for No. 4 on the all-time list with 4,178 yards.
Michigan is now ranked No. 1 nationally in overall team pass defense. Michigan is yielding just 145.3 passing yards per game this season.
Brendan Gibbons booted three more field goals Saturday, moving in front of ex-kicker Hayden Epstein for seventh on the school's all-time list. A crazy stat considering his nightmarish 2010 campaign.
Due to the unknown status of Robinson's injury, VegasInsider.com did not publish a line on the Michigan-Minnesota game for next week, as of Sunday evening.