Jim Knight hands out game balls after Michigan's 31-3 win over Eastern Michigan:
DENARD ROBINSON (4):
The junior quarterback rushed for 198 yards, the third-best total of his career, and also passed for two touchdowns. Only a spotty passing game (7-of-18, one interception) marred his day.
VINCENT SMITH (3):
The junior tailback rushed for 118 yards on nine carries and his 38-yard run set up Michigan’s second touchdown of the game. It's the first 100-yard game for a Michigan tailback since Michael Shaw gained 126 against UMass last season.
MICHIGAN'S FIRST-QUARTER DEFENSE (1):
The Wolverines allowed Eastern Michigan 140 total offensive yards and seven first downs in the opening quarter. The Eagles were intercepted in the end zone and turned the ball over on downs at the 1-yard-line.
MICHIGAN'S DEFENSE THE REST OF THE WAY (3):
Eastern Michigan was limited to five first downs and 96 total yards for the final three quarters. The Eagles didn't drive deeper than the Michigan 40-yard-line after Kody Fulkerson's field goal on the first play of the second quarter.
JEREMY GALLON (3):
The redshirt sophomore caught three passes for 43 yards and looked solid in the punt return game, although his return of about 80 yards in the second quarter was nullified by a penalty.