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Where did Denard Robinson come from?
I know we're only two weeks into the season, but this guy has got to be the front-runner for the Heisman. His statlines look like something you'd see after you played a game of NCAA football on your X-BOX. He's been absolutely ridiculous his first two games, here are his numbers:
Week 1 vs. Connecticut, W, 30-10: Passing: 19-22, 186 yards, 1 TD—Rushing: 29 car, 197 yards, 1 TD
Week 2 vs Notre Dame, W, 28-24: Passing: 24-40, 244 yards, 1 TD—Rushing: 28 car, 258 yards, 2 TDs.
What's even more impressive is that Michigan needed every yard that Robinson picked up in order to beat Notre Dame.
The Irish went up 24-21 on a 95-yard touchdown pass from Dayne Crist to Kyle Rudolph with 3:41 left in the fourth quarter. Robinson then came out and led a 12-play, 72-yard touchdown drive, scoring the go-ahead touchdown himself, giving the Wolverines the lead 28-24 with just 27 seconds left.
Robinson was picking up crucial third and fourth downs on the drive, proving that he is at best when the game is on the line.
You could argue that Denard Robinson and Terrelle Pryor are the top-two candidates to win the Heisman right now. If the two of them can keep playing at their current rates, it will make the Ohio State-Michigan season finale the game of the year.
First off, it's already the best rivalry in college football, and this year, the Heisman trophy and a Rose Bowl berth may be awarded strictly based on who wins this game.