with polls: Your chance to grade Michigan's performance against Purdue
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
Now it's your turn to grade Michigan's offensive, defensive, special teams, coaching and overall performances.
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson became the Big Ten's all-time leader in rushing yards for a quarterback after racking up 235 rushing yards on 24 carries, and threw for 105 more as the Wolverines opened the game with 21 unanswered points and never looked back.
Sophomore cornerback Raymon Taylor broke the game open midway through the second with a 63-yard interception return for a score. After struggling to create turnovers in its first four games, Michigan forced four on Saturday and kept the Purdue offense off the field most of the day.
Except for a Brendan Gibbons 44 yard field goal attempt that clanged off of the post, the special teams was nearly mistake free and even forced a turnover on a kickoff return. Gibbons made his other three attempts and Dennis Norfleet once again was solid in the kick return gam.
Two weeks after a pass-heavy attack led to interception after interception after interception, Michigan seemed to adjust its play calling to keep the ball on the ground to play to the team's strengths.
Put it all together, and what do you get?