By Andy Andersen
Saturday the Wolverines threw about everything they had at the Cornhuskers including a fake field goal, a gang tackling hustling defense, special teams causing turnovers while not contributing them, and an aggressive Denard Robinson. The Huskers were unable to convert many third downs, and weren’t successful at that until the third quarter.
Denard Robinson, and Fitz Toussaint performed better than their Husker counterparts Burkhead, and Martinez. They are good, but on this afternoon, they were surpassed. The Wolverines held the ball for 41:13 minutes to The Huskers 18:39. This is just what the Wolverine coaches ordered, and the Wolverines played the game the coaches had envisioned for them in games past, but they had not yet accomplished it. They made Nebraska one dimensional and then compressed that dimension.
Michigan gained 418 yards to the Huskers 260, having a 7 game win streak going in the Big House this season.
Fitzgerald Toussaint had his fourth 100-yard game of the season, and achieved 138-yards on 29 carries, with two TDs. He is displaying the promise he has shown at practice for so long, and there is no question any more whether or not he is the featured back. He has a nice combination of moves, speed and power, and is improving every game. His last TD was an extraordinary run. He was stopped around the line of scrimmage, slid off, cut, and with a burst of speed put it in the end zone. It was a play of great effort and performance.