Sept. 12, 2010
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- For the second straight week, sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach HS) of the University of Michigan football team has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week. Robinson collects this week's honor after racking up 502 yards of total offense in the Wolverines' 28-24 victory at Notre Dame yesterday (Saturday, Sept. 11).
Robinson led the game-winning 12-play, 72-yard scoring drive against the Irish, capped by his two-yard scoring running with 27 second left in regulation. He accounted for all 72 of the Wolverines' yards on the drive, completing 5-of-6 passes for 55 yards and gaining 17 rushing yards on six attempts.
Robinson set the Big Ten rushing record for quarterbacks with 258 yards on 28 carries against the Irish. His rushing output is the best road effort ever for a Wolverine ground gainer and the fifth-best single-game effort in school history.
He set career highs in every passing category, completing 24-of-40 passes for 244 yards and one touchdown. Robinson became the ninth quarterback in NCAA history to run and pass for more than 200 yards in a game and the first since West Virginia's Pat White accomplished the feat against Pittsburgh on Nov. 16, 2006 (220 rushing and 204 passing).
In addition to his two-yard game-winning scoring plunge, Robinson raced 87 yards for a touchdown during the second quarter at Notre Dame. The scoring run is the longest run in Notre Dame Stadium history and the sixth longest run in Michigan football history.
Robinson reset the Michigan total offensive record with 502 yards, surpassing his total of 383 yards set last week against Connecticut (Sept. 4). He also set the school record with 68 total offensive plays (28 rushing and 40 passing) in the Notre Dame game.
Robinson leads the nation in rushing (227.5 avg.) and total offense (442.5 avg.) through two games.
He is the fourth FBS player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors twice in a season. The last player to earn the award twice was Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell, who won the award twice in a three-week span during the 2008 season.
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