Michigan routs Illinois as Denard Robinson accounts for 4 TDs
BY LARRY LAGE Associated Press October 13, 2012 5:50PM
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson (16) breaks away from Illinois defensive linemen Glenn Foster (91) and Justin Staples (54) for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, leading No. 25 Michigan in a 45-0 win over Illinois on Saturday.
The Wolverines (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) got a scare when Robinson left the game with an undisclosed injury late in the first quarter. He missed just one-plus possessions, though, and returned to score on a 6-yard run to put Michigan up 17-0 late in the first half.
Robinson ran for a 49-yard score — giving him 10,000-plus career yards of offense — on the Wolverines’ first drive of the second half and tossed an 8-yard TD pass to Devin Funchess on their next possession to make it 31-0.