Keys to the game
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson rushed for 235 yards and also passed for 105 yards and one touchdown as the Wolverines topped Purdue 44-13 Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Purdue gave up 304 rushing yards in the Big Ten opener.
Here are the highlights.
Turning point: Raymon Taylor intercepted a pass and returned it 63 yards for a score with 12:43 left in the second quarter. Purdue quarterback Caleb TerBush threw a high pass to O.J. Ross. The receiver jumped, but couldn't come up with the catch and the ball landed in Taylor's hands. The cornerback raced down the right side for the touchdown, giving Michigan a 21-0 lead.
Key stats: Purdue went 1 for 11 on third-down conversions. … The Boilermakers rushed for 56 yards on 26 carries, an average of 2.2 per carry.
Welcome back: Quarterback Robert Marve saw his first action since sustaining a knee injury Sept. 8 at Notre Dame. Marve was 5 of 8 for 43 yards. He had one interception.
The opponent's view:
"We didn't want to sit back and wait for plays to come to us. We wanted to make the efforts and impacts on our side of the ball."
- Michigan linebacker Kenny Demens
"It's disappointing, but we know there's still a long season ahead. We're not out yet."