Wisconsin 48, Michigan 28: A comprehensive guide to Saturday's coverage
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Who needs the reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year?
With leading rusher John Clay on the sideline, Wisconsin used steady doses of Montee Ball and James White to win at Michigan Stadium for the first time since 1994.
Ball ran for 173 yards and four touchdowns, White added 181 yards and two scores and the Badgers took another step toward a Rose Bowl berth with a 48-28 win over Michigan.
The Wolverines, meanwhile, struggled to find an offensive rhythm in the first half and fell behind 24-0 by halftime. The much-maligned defense gave up 558 yards of total offense and special teams missed another field goal attempt.
The lone bright spot? Denard Robinson set two NCAA records.
The sophomore broke the record for yards rushing by a quarterback, previously held by Air Force's Beau Morgan, and became the first player in NCAA history with more than 1,500 rushing and passing yards in the same season.
“It doesn’t mean anything to me right now," Robinson said of the record. "We’re getting ready to play Ohio State, and that’s it.”
Before heading full steam into Ohio State week, here's a compilation of AnnArbor.com's coverage of Saturday's game against Wisconsin:
Post-Game Coverage â€¢ Scoring summary and boxscore.
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â€¢ In his running gamer, Bigelow says that Wisconsin defensive end's J.J. Watt flinging Denard Robinson's shoe was rather symbolic.
â€¢ Jeff Arnold writes that the Michigan offense struggled to find rhythm, couldn't get rolling until the second half.
â€¢ Mike Rothstein reports that Darryl Stonum, Craig Roh became a part of a long list of injured Michigan players.
â€¢ Our game day notebook includes: Michigan's kicking woes continue, a record-setting day for Denard Robinson and more.
â€¢ After the game, the Wolverines quickly turned their focus to Ohio State.
â€¢ Bigelow passed out game balls, giving highest accolades to the Wisconsin offensive line.
â€¢ Freelance writer Lisa Carolin talked to fans on Saturday, and many of them support coach Rich Rodriguez.
In-Game Updates â€¢ AnnArbor.com photographers Melanie Maxwell and Lon Horwedel have a full day's worth of photographs combined in this slideshow:
â€¢ Michael Rothstein and Rich Rezler hosted a live chat from the Michigan Stadium press box. That transcript can be found here.
â€¢ Jim Knight provided live updates. Check them out here.
â€¢ Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White meets Rich Rodriguez, watches game.
Around the Big Ten (click on score for complete game recap)
Ohio State 20, (21) Iowa 17: Terrelle Pryor rallied his team from behind and Dan Herron scored the game-winning touchdown with less than two minutes remaining. Pryor passed for 195 yards and rushed for 78 more, including a key fourth down, 14-yard scramble for a first down on the go-ahead drive. But it was Herron's bruising 1-yard touchdown run with 1:47 on the clock that gave the Buckeyes their fourth straight win and kept them in a tie for the conference lead.
Illinois 48, Northwestern 27: Mikel Leshoure scored twice and rushed for a school-record 330 yards -- all headed in the same direction -- as the Illini rolled at Wrigley Field. The teams were looking for publicity when they scheduled the first football game in 40 years at the old ballpark - and did they ever get it. The Big Ten announced Friday the schools had agreed on several rule changes because of safety concerns, including offensive plays ran only toward the west end zone. An interception return by Northwestern was the only touchdown scored in the east end zone.
Michigan State 35, Purdue 31: Kirk Cousins scored on a 3-yard run just two plays after a blocked punt to cap a 22-point fourth quarter as 11th-ranked Spartans pulled out a win at Spartan Stadium. Michigan State (10-1, 6-1) entered the fourth quarter trailing by 15, but drew within 31-28 with just under seven minutes to play. Purdue was forced to punt deep in its own territory and Denicos Allen blocked the kick with 5:19 left, giving Michigan State the ball at the 3-yard line.
Penn State 41, Indiana 24: Matt McGloin threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns as the Nittany Lions rallied at FedEx Field. Derek Moye had six catches for 90 yards for Penn State (7-4, 4-3), while the special teams broke the game open with a touchdown on a blocked punt in the third quarter. Indiana (4-7, 0-7) has now lost five straight to fall out of bowl contention. Ben Chappell threw for 235 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the loss.