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Posted on Sat, Nov 13, 2010 : 11:45 a.m.

Stephen Hopkins' touchdown gives Michigan 11-point lead

By Jim Knight


Michigan sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson warms up before today's game against Purdue.

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Fourth quarter Michigan 27, Purdue 16: Stephen Hopkins plowed through the middle from 3 yards out with 1:58 to play. Michigan's drive covered 49 yards in nine plays.

Missed kick: Michigan's Seth Broekhuizen missed a 42-yard field goal with 14:40 to play.

Third quarter Michigan 20, Purdue 16: Carson Wiggs booted his third field goal of the day, a 40-yarder. Purdue got the ball in on the Michigan 24-yard line after an interception by Josh Johnson of a Denard Robinson pass over the middle.

Michigan 20, Purdue 13: Vincent Smith ran up the middle for a 19-yard touchdown as the Wolverines took advantage of a muffed punt by Purdue. Seth Broekhuizen missed the PAT.

Second quarter Michigan 14, Purdue 13: Carson Wiggs' 46-yard field goal pulled the Boilermakers within a point of Michigan. Michigan's last two offensive drives ended with turnovers.

Michigan 14, Purdue 10: Freshman Ricardo Allen intercepted Denard Robinson's pass, then avoided Robinson's attempted tackle and went 94 yards for Purdue's first touchdown of the day.

First quarter Michigan 14, Purdue 3: Carson Wiggs kicked a 20-yard field goal after driving 61 yards in eight plays.

Michigan 14, Purdue: Roy Roundtree caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Denard Robinson. Michigan moved the ball 38 yards in five plays.

Michigan 7, Purdue 0: Craig Roh forced Purdue's Rob Henry to fumble and Cam Gordon picked it up and ran 63 yards for the touchdown.

The Michigan football team scored 67 points last week against Illinois. Today, the Wolverines are at Purdue (noon, Big Ten Network) to face a team that has allowed an average of 42 points in its last three games.

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Sat, Nov 13, 2010 : 3:18 p.m.

Although ugly, way to persevere through it and get the W guys. 7 - 5 now (7 - 6 with bowl loss) is our worst case scenario for this season. That means no matter what it's a winning season. IN ROD WE TRUST... progress every year (3 - 9, 5 - 7, 7 - 5/6 "worst case"). GO BLUE!


Sat, Nov 13, 2010 : 3:16 p.m.

^^ It was understood RR would stay another year last year. Greg Rob on the other hand.. I am NOT impressed at all by this win. Purdue is terrible, neither team executed at all.


Sat, Nov 13, 2010 : 3:16 p.m.

@The OSU: It isn't hard to figure out why your posts are being pulled. Adding something of value and sounding less like a Buckeye troll might get better results. A very sloppy win for Michigan, but given the weather conditions and being on the road, we'll take it. I think the offensive line did not do well today. Schilling was getting beaten all game long by Purdue's really good DE. Hopefully, Denard and the offense will get back their mojo by next week. Go Blue!


Sat, Nov 13, 2010 : 3:08 p.m.

Does this win mean RR gets to stay another year?


Sat, Nov 13, 2010 : 2:39 p.m.

I don't know why keeps pulling my posts. My halftime report was great! In the interest of good journalism you should express opposing opinions. My posts are funny, not obscene, vile or profain. You just don't like that they poke fun at everything BLUE. Well, here'e journalistic fact: UM's got 5 turnovers AGAIN, 2 via airmail and DR is benched. I guess he's only allowed 2 a day. By preventing any more DR interceptions, RR is increasing DR's Heisman appeal.


Sat, Nov 13, 2010 : 2:33 p.m.

These Florida kid need to learn how to play in the cold-nasty weather. They look cold and slow today.


Sat, Nov 13, 2010 : 2:18 p.m.

Am i the only person that thinks that denard is afraid to run the ball with authority? seems like he is very skidish, and does not run like he did in the first 5 games? he seems a bit shell "shell shocked"


Sat, Nov 13, 2010 : 1:51 p.m.

I would just like to say, thank you rich rod for opening my eyes to the rest of the big 10! i am a devoute UofM fan, evry since i was 7 yrs old (close to 40 now)i have turned my tv to watch Iowa northwestern, at the end of the 2nd quarter and Will NOT be turner it b ack to the wolverines today, or next week for that matter. Under no circumstances can i understand the lack of discipline or the lack of basic fundamentals of football, such as 2 hands on the football,catch before u run, stay with your block until the whistle is blown, or find someone to block, u do not stop until the whistle is blown! holding and personal fouls are rediculouse! this is just off the top of my head rite now as i am very displeased. Defense, end has the responsibility of turning the play inside, let nobody outside, play under control, concentrate on the offensive players hips, donot over run the play, stay under control aim at the hips,keep ur feet and drive thru the ball carriers body while wrapping your arms and lifting and driving thru the ball carrier, KEEP YOUR FEET AND WRAP YOUR ARMS! converge to the ball on offense and defense, go to the ball until the whistle is blown and continue to look for a way to help your teammates! just because the ball is away from u doesnt mean to just stop playing simply because its 10 yrds away from u, thats why we have so many turnovers, (besides careless interceptions) play to the whistle and go to the ball! sorry about the rant, but this has been SOOOOO embarassing for way to long. I could go on and on as most of us fans could, but im done!


Sat, Nov 13, 2010 : 1:32 p.m.

Okay, watching this game is painful. On one hand you have Purdue, who are pretty terrible. On the other, you have Michigan, who have TONS of potential but who are failing right now. I would love for Michigan to win and hope we do, but wow.. can we play better? Trusting Denard's arm is a mistake and Purdue know he cannot throw and make good choices doing so. They cover him and they cover #12 and Purdue effectively shuts down the majority of the UM offense. 7 points on offense, 7 points on defense. Where is our team? This is PURDUE.. We are playing like crapppp :( Go blue.. play better


Sat, Nov 13, 2010 : 1:27 p.m.

Rich Rod sums up the 1st half 'they need to make better decisions'. Isn't that the coach's job to teach the choices to the players? Either they don't get it or they aren't good enough to compete at the highest level. Either way, it's his recruits and his teaching; it doesn't cut it. Not for UofM. Hand writing should be on the wall at this point, unless it's become acceptable to settle for less & continue to make excuses.


Sat, Nov 13, 2010 : 1:24 p.m.

The defense for once is not our problem. The offense only putting up 7 points is terrible. The run-blocking by the O-line hasn't been very good. But the turnovers and penalties have to stop for us to win this game. The rain may be hampering Michigan too. I think Denard can pick this defense apart all day. Purdue's pass defense isn't very good. It's there front 4 that are our biggest problem. Hopefully, our offense will do well in the 2nd half. Go Blue!