The Wolverines need Denard Robinson to be Denard Robinson today.
Michigan 44, Purdue 13 -- final
Michigan did exactly what it had to do today at Purdue -- and that was win its Big Ten season opener.
The Wolverines dominated from start to finish. Denard Robinson became Michigan's fifth-leading rusher while also setting a Big Ten quarterback record for rushing yards.
Purdue couldn't establish a happy medium against the Wolverines. No ground presence and shaky play from quarterback Caleb TerBush most certainly did in the Boilers.
Be on the lookout for my follow-up piece. I'll cover 10 things from today's game that we learned or were reminded of.
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