Robinson Rallies Michigan Past IU

The No. 19-ranked Wolverines tripped to Bloomington, Ind., to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Denard Robinson scored the winning touchdown with 17 seconds left as the Maize and Blue downed IU 42-35.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Another week, another 494 yards and five touchdowns for Denard Robinson.

Michigan's star sophomore quarterback passed for 277 yards and three touchdowns, plus chipped in for 217 and two additional scores on the ground, including the game-winner with 17-seconds left, as No. 19 Michigan downed the Indiana Hoosiers 42-35 on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

Junior Hemingway, five catches for 129 yards and a touchdown, caught a 42-yard bomb down the sideline to set up the game-winning score. He also scored on a 70-yard pass in the third quarter.

Vincent Smith, Kevin Koger and Roy Roundtree each also scored for the Wolverines who are now 5-0.

"Any Big Ten road win is a good win," Rich Rodriguez said after the game. "We still have to know that we have to play a lot better, but we made the plays when we had to and got the win."

Ben Chappell completed 45-of-64 passes for three touchdowns for the Hoosiers who fall to 3-1 on the season. Tandon Doss hauled in 15 balls for Indiana for 221 yards. Darius Willis had 59 yards rushing with a pair of scores on the ground, plus scored the Hoosiers game-tying touchdown with 1:15 to go.

"They controlled the game with their offense," Rodriguez said, "which is something that worried us coming in here."

Down a score with 7:12 to go the Hoosiers looked poised to send the game to overtime. Chappell converted a pair of fourth down attempts for Indiana, the last coming on the Willis touchdown pass.

Robinson then moved Michigan 73-yards in just five plays, though, for the game-winning score.

"He's just a great athlete. He's one of those guys that is just different," said Indiana coach Bill Lynch. "He's got speed. He's got awareness. He's got instincts and he's a very, very good passer as well."

In the first half both teams found the end zone three times.

On the games first possession the Hoosiers went 77-yards on 11-plays to claim a 7-0 lead. Chappell hit Duwyce Wilson on third-and-goal to open the scoring.

It didn't take long for Michigan to answer. On the Wolverines second snap of the game Robinson found a hole and exploded up the middle 72-yards for a score. Then, after forcing the first Indiana punt of the contest, Robinson hit Roy Roundtree on a quick hitch that turned into a 32-yard touchdown.

Indiana tied it at 14 in the second quarter on a 22-yard Darius Willis rush. Willis took a hand-off around the right side and found the end zone. Indiana's drive started at its own 1-yardline after a fumbled U-M quarterback-center exchange cost Michigan a chance at building a two possession lead.

Michigan went back up 21-14 on Robinson's second touchdown toss of the contest late in the second quarter. Cam Gordon intercepted Chappell at the Michigan goal line to prevent a Hoosier touchdown, and the Wolverines went 81-yards and nine plays. Robinson rumbled for 28 yards inside the Indiana 10 and then found Kevin Koger for the score from three yards out minutes later.

Indiana added one final score before the half when Chappell found Damarlo Belcher from the Wolverines two on the last play of the first half.

With the win the Wolverines improve to 5-0 on the season. Next Saturday the Wolverines return to Ann Arbor for a critical match up against also unbeaten Michigan State. Kick-off is scheduled for 3:30.

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