Numbers: Michigan's second-half offense falls apart; Wolverines' Columbus woes continue
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Another trip to Columbus, another long ride home for Michigan.
The Wolverines held a one-point lead at halftime Saturday over rival Ohio State, but for the sixth straight time, Michigan fell short on the road at Ohio Stadium.
Saturday's 26-21 loss to the Buckeyes was the closest Ohio State-Michigan game at "The Horseshoe since 2006," as Rich Rodriguez's teams lost by an average of 32.5 points in two outings -- but that's certainly not going to be used as any silver lining by Brady Hoke and company.
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Michigan racked up 219 yards over the first 30 minutes, but managed just 60 after halftime. Ohio State figured out Michigan's Denard Robinson-based offense, and the heralded Wolverine senior did not throw a pass in his final regular-season outing.
The combined rushing yards by Thomas Rawls, Vincent Smith and Devin Gardner on Saturday. Robinson ran for 122 yards on 10 carries, but rushed for -2 yards after halftime.
Rushing yards by the Michigan offense in the fourth quarter.
Michigan's record against Ohio State since 2003.
Robinson's 67-yard touchdown run in the first half gave him 91 total touchdowns for his career, becoming the school's all-time leader in touchdowns scored.
Michigan finished with four turnovers Saturday. In three road losses this season (Alabama was a neutral site game), the Wolverines turned the ball over 13 times.