Nov. 13, 2010
The Wolverines improve to 12-7 all-time at Ross-Ade Stadium.
U-M ends a two-game losing streak to Purdue and improves to 42-14 all-time against the Boilermakers.
Denard Robinson needs 186 passing yards for 2,000 on the season. Robinson completed 10-of-15 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown in the first half.
Robinson set the Michigan season record for total offensive yards during the second quarter at Purdue. Robinson accounted for 244 yards in the contest, bringing his season total to 3,407 yards. He broke the season mark held by John Navarre (3,240 yards in 2003).
Sophomore tailback Vincent Smith led the rushing effort with 18 carries for 99 yards and one touchdown against the Boilermakers.
Junior/sophomore slot receiver Roy Roundtree led the receiving effort with six catches for 69 yards and one touchdown. He surpassed the 50-catch plateau on the season with five catches for 65 yards and one touchdown in the first half.
Roundtree scored his team-leading fifth receiving touchdown on a nine-yard catch at 4:53 of the first quarter.
Michigan completed its road swing through the state of Indiana with a perfect 3-0 record this season. The Wolverine defeated Notre Dame and Indiana prior to today's victory against Purdue.
Senior cornerback James Rogers collected a career-best two interceptions against the Boilermakers. Rogers set up Michigan's offense with an interception in the third quarter and picked off a Hail Mary attempt by Purdue at the end of the first half. He had returns of 11 and 14 yards on the two picks.
U-M scored its first defensive points of the 2010 season on a 58-yard fumble return by safety Cameron Gordon, who scooped up the loose ball following a forced fumble by Craig Roh.
Gordon collected his second turnover of the day on a fumble recovery at Purdue's 36-yard line at 10:17 of the fourth quarter.
Freshman safety Ray Vinopal and junior/sophomore linebacker Kenny Demens led the defensive effort with seven tackles each.
Freshman punter Will Hagerup boomed a 72-yard punt that was downed at Purdue's three-yard line in the fourth quarter. It was the longest punt by a Wolverine since Monte Robbins rocketed an 82-yard punt at Hawaii on Dec. 6, 1987. Hagerup punted four times for a 47-yard average.
Left tackle Perry Dorrestein and cornerback James Rogers were selected as game captains to go along with season captains Mark Moundros and Stephen Schilling.
Michigan played without the services of two of its top defenders, leading tackler Jonas Mouton and nose tackle Mike Martin. Mouton missed the game because of a chest injury and Martin is still bothered by ankle injuries.
Fifth-year seniors Mark Moundros and Adam Patterson earned their first career starts because of the injuries to Mouton and Martin. Moundros made his first start defensively after earning 10 starting nods at fullback prior to his position switch this spring. Patterson made his first career start.
U-M claimed its 300th victory in the month of November (300-122-20).