Michigan QB Denard Robinson earns 6th Big Ten offensive player of week award ... not that he cares
Denard Robinson has never been a big stats guy.
But the Michigan football team's junior quarterback had some gaudy ones last weekend in the Wolverines' 45-17 rout of then-No. 17 Nebraska, including accounting for four touchdowns and more total offense than the Cornhuskers as a team.
For the effort, Robinson was named on Monday the Big Ten's co-offensive player of the week. It his his sixth such award, moving him into third place in league history.
Not that he would know that.
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Robinson's response: "Excuse me?"
“Oh, I didn’t know that," he later added. "I’m not a big stats guy. I’m going out there having fun with my team, and that’s the biggest thing.”
The junior was 11-for-18 passing for 180 yards and two touchdowns, including a 38-yarder to senior Martavious Odoms that pulled him into a tie with Brady at 35 career scores through the air.
“A lot of people doubt his throwing because he can run so well," Odoms said, "but when he needs to throw and make a play, he gets the job done.”
Robinson also rushed 23 times for 83 yards and two more scores. It was his third four-touchdown game of the year and sixth of his career.
He accounted for 263 yards of total offense, outgaining Nebraska as a team (260).
Robinson's effort sparked 45 points and a win that moved his team to 9-2 overall, 5-2 in Big Ten play, 17th in the AP Top 25 rankings and raised the stakes for this week's regular-season finale against rival Ohio State.
Robinson also was the last Michigan offensive player to win the award, doing so after this year's 28-7 win against San Diego State. He split the honor this week with Wisconsin running back Montee Ball.