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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- If Denard Robinson's performance last week was a jaw dropper, what he did against Notre Dame on Saturday topped it.
He broke off the longest run in the history of the Irish's fabled stadium -- an 87-yarder for a TD.
That's just for starters. How about a school-record 502 yards total offense for a QB, including 258 yards rushing on 28 carries and 244 more passing?
And oh, yeah, he directed the game-winning TD drive, scoring himself from 2 yards out with 27 seconds left to send Michigan (2-0) to a pulsating 28-24 victory.
No wonder Wolverines coach Rich Rodriguez said the spectacular new star of his spread offense might sleep on the trip back to Ann Arbor. He deserves some rest.
"Man, I didn't even know that," Robinson said of his record-breaking day -- the second week in a row he snapped single-game Michigan quarterback marks for total offense and rushing."Our offense came together," he said. "The offensive line blocked, the receivers catching, everything was clicking. ... I'm a team player and I don't look at stats."