What a difference a week and a new opponent can make. Denard Robinson, who looked inept a week ago, returned to form against the Falcons of Air Force. Robinson’s footwork, decision making, and accuracy were all much improved from last week. Denard continues to have issues throwing the ball low. The number of back foot throws and horrible decisions decreased dramatically from last week and last year’s games. Denard made the most of his opportunities to run like few QBs in college football can or ever have. There were some misreads in the run game, but even in those cases Denard made plays with his legs. Late game accuracy was also an issue. A senior QB needs to be able to complete 3rd down passes to wide open receivers.
Fitz Toussaint’s return did not trigger much in the way of an improved running game from the Wolverines. Getting Denard on track in the running game was clearly the focus of the offensive game plan. The offensive focus combined with a lack of running room made for another tough day on the ground. Just like last week, it is difficult to fully judge the RB unit because of the limited opportunities that were presented, as well as the lack of running room. Fitz was the only Michigan RB that received carries and he was limited to 8 carries and a grand total of 7 yds.