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Posted on Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 7:16 p.m.

Michigan 36, Purdue 14: Your comprehensive guide to our coverage

By Rich Rezler


Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, left, and defensive tackle Mike Martin sing the fight song near the student section after Michigan beat Purdue 36-14 on Saturday.

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Forget legacy uniforms. The Michigan football team had itself a real-life, throwback game.

Really. There was a lead tailback racking up big yards, a stingy defense and an easy win over a Big Ten also-ran on homecoming weekend.

Some of those old timers in the alumni band must have thought they were in a time warp back to their own college days while watching Michigan's 36-14 win over Purdue. had the game covered, from pre-game tailgates to post-game celebrations. Here is a compilation of everything you'll find on our site:

Post-Game Coverage

Boxscore | Big Ten standings

Kyle Meinke column: Michigan football team wins, but injuries mount ahead of tough 4-game stretch.

Game story: Fitz Toussaint's big game helps Michigan football team thump Purdue, 36-14.

• Just like that, Fitz Toussaint proves the Michigan football team can resemble its old self again

Wolverines play 'Michigan defense' in win against Purdue

Notebook: Brady Hoke pleased with the progression of his fresh-faced freshmen

Photo gallery: Our photographers' 81 favorite images from Saturday

Video: Denard Robinson, Craig Roh, Mike Martin discuss win over Purdue

Grade the Wolverines: Your chance to rate Michigan's performance on offense, defense, special teams, coaching and overall.

Game balls: They go to Mike Martin, Al Borges and others

Police blotter: 35 people ejected, 2 arrested at Michigan-Purdue football game

In-Game Coverage

• We strung together live updates throughout the game. Relive the victory here.

• Check out the transcript from our live chat. As usual, we had visitors from all over the world.

Pre-Game Coverage

• was first to report: Michigan safety Jordan Kovacs out for Purdue game due to knee injury

• We asked you to predict the outcome of the game. Eighty-eight percent thought Michigan would win, with 44-percent correctly predicting the Wolverines would cover the 13 1/2-point spread.

More Scores

Big Ten scoreboard

Top 25 scoreboard


Tipp Smith

Tue, Nov 1, 2011 : 1:50 a.m.

Looks like 5star OL Zach Banner is OUT for Michigan <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 2:18 p.m.

Enjoy it now because the competition gets ramped up a few notches down the stretch.


Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 6:17 p.m.

Cat this team is in transition and will only get better.Just look at the recruiting class that is coming in. Its great to be a michigan wolverine!


Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 5:19 p.m.

No doubt. Nebraska and Ohio State in particular look like they're finding their legs as the season goes on. Iowa and Illinois are winnable if Michigan plays smart football ... Michigan is not good enough to overcome mistakes with talent. But avoid the mistakes and this team *can* beat a lot of teams in the Big 10.


Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 12:10 p.m.

Is it me or does our offense lack identity?Glad we won.go blue


Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 6:15 p.m.

I am impressed with the job this coaching staff has done with spread players.Which explains the identity crisis on offense and unlike rr we are 7-1 in the first year of the Hoke regime. And have a very bright future.


Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 5:16 p.m.

Not just you. It does not have an identity ... or, more precisely I think, it has multiple identities, none of which are dominant. One thing that did strike me about Saturday ... it seems Borge's effort to move the offense to less spread and more pro-set is starting to get some traction. It's a work in progress, to be sure. But my sense is the team took another step in that direction with Saturday's offensive show.


Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 2:07 a.m.

It was a good game, but hardly a solid thumping. Some of Michigan's sloppy tackling returned. The special teams coverage was only so-so. I'm sure Hoke will stay on his players and keep them from thinking they've &quot;arrived&quot; in any real sense. A fine win, that I'll admit. But stay focused on improving on the (many) cracks in this team's armor.


Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 1:35 a.m.

Referring to Purdue as a &quot;Big Ten also-ran&quot; - wow, the UMich arrogance is back. From the looks of the BCS top ten, the entire Big Ten is made up of also-ran's.


Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 11:33 a.m.

You sir, must be either a. little brother fan or b. a sec fan-boy to which why are you even on the city of Ann Arbor's website? Or is East Lansing not scum enough for you?

1st Down

Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 12:04 a.m.

Old Skool. It was good then....better now.