Game balls from the Michigan football team’s 45-17 victory Saturday against Nebraska.
DENARD ROBINSON (4):
How about one star for each touchdown? The junior quarterback was a solid two-way threat, passing for 180 yards and two touchdowns and running for 83 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. He spread the ball among six receivers, and they weren’t all short passes. He hit Roy Roundtree with a 46-yard pass to set up Michigan’s first touchdown and he found Martavious Odoms with a 38-yarder over the middle late in the game for a touchdown.
FITZGERALD TOUSSAINT (4):
Toussaint averaged 4.8 yards a carry and finished with 138 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He’s gone from one piece of a running back by committee to one of the key elements of Michigan’s offense. He has 891 rushing yards and nine touchdowns this season.
MICHIGAN DEFENSE (4):
Pick a player. Safety Jordan Kovacs had seven solo tackles, one for a loss. Ryan Van Bergen had a sack, another tackles for a loss, recovered a fumble and broke up a pass. Jake Ryan, Terrence Robinson and Floyd Simmons forced fumbles. Josh Furman blocked a punt. The result? Michigan limited Nebraska, which averaged 404.1 yards a game before Saturday, to 260 total yards.
LAVONTE DAVID (3):
The senior linebacker was by far Nebraska’s best player Saturday, even running down Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson from behind on more than one occasion. David had 14 solo tackles, three tackles for a loss and was the one player the Michigan offense had to account for on every play.