Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
Well, this wasn't what the Wolverines or their fans wanted, but it's pretty much what most of the nation expected.
Denard Robinson was never able to find a rhythm, and the Alabama offense ran roughshod over the Michigan defense en route to a 31-0 lead and a 41-14 victory in Dallas.
Robinson was not pressured into bad throws. He just couldn't make them. Even when he had targets open downfield and time to assess the situation, his throws were wobbly and inaccurate.
He finished with 200 yards through the air, but, if you take away one 71-yard bomb to Jeremy Gallon, "Shoelace" had the kind of day many of us expected. His 42 percent completion percentage was just awful.
Robinson threw two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, and spent much of the game trying to figure out if he should throw the ball downfield or just run. Alas, rushing didn't work out, either, as the Tide held him to 27 yards on 10 carries.
Stat of the Game: Alabama outgained Michigan 431-269.
Player of the Game: Alabama freshman running back T.J. Yeldon. Everybody expected big things from Eddie Lacy, but it was the freshman who stole the show. He ran for 111 yards and a touchdown on just 11 carries, effectively pounding Michigan's defense into submission.
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