ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Denard Robinson ran for three scores in the first half to give No. 22 Michigan a three-touchdown lead and finished with a season-high 200 yards rushing, helping the Wolverines beat San Diego State 28-7.
The Wolverines (4-0) sputtered Saturday on offense after halftime because Robinson struggled in the passing game. Michigan was fortunate Ryan Lindley couldn’t hit open Aztecs.
After Lindley missed a teammate on fourth down midway through the fourth quarter, Robinson’s 30-yard sprint set up Vincent Smith’s 7-yard run to give Michigan a 28-7 lead.
San Diego State (3-1) won its first three games for the first time since 1981, then became the first team to not start strong against former coach Brady Hoke this season.