Michigan ran through Purdue's talented defense on the way to defeating the Boilermakers 44-13 in front of 50,105 fans Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Purdue looked to make a statement in its Big Ten opener. But the team couldn't slow down Michigan's Denard Robinson.
The quarterback rushed for 235 yards and threw for 105 yards and one touchdown.
The Wolverines (3-2) had two rushing touchdowns of 1-yard by Fitzgerald Toussaint to build a 14-0 lead.
Michigan made it 21-0 when a Raymon Taylor intercepted a pass and returned it 63 yards for a score with 12:43 left in the second quarter. 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.
Purdue fumbled the ensuing kickoff. Michigan recovered, but missed a field goal.
The Boilermakers (3-2) finally scored later in the second quarter, getting a 40-yard field goal by Paul Griggs.
Robinson threw a 23-yard touchdown to Devin Gardner to extend the lead to 28-3 with 3:14 left.
Purdue forced a fumble and recovered late in the second quarter. The Boilermakers capitalized with a 4-yard TD pass from TerBush to Ross with 10 seconds left to make it 28-10.
Michigan added a field goal for the only points of the third quarter.
Robert Marve, who suffered a knee injury Sept. 8 at Notre Dame, entered the game at quarterback late in the third quarter.
He helped lead Purdue to a field goal early in the fourth quarter.
Michigan had two field goals and a late rushing touchdown in the quarter.
Purdue returns to action Oct. 13 against Wisconsin at Ross-Ade Stadium.