Robinson has first un-Robinson performance against Michigan State

After a jaw-dropping start to his sophomore season, Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson showed signs of being human in the team’s 34-17 loss to Michigan State last weekend.

The Spartans held Robinson, the nation’s leader in rushing yards, to only 86 yards on the ground. Robinson also threw three interceptions in the game.

“They did a nice job of tackling and getting off the blocks,” Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez said. “There were moments where we didn’t execute as well as we have, and Denard wasn’t as sharp.”

The task won’t get any easier for the Wolverines, as they host No. 15 Iowa this weekend. The Hawkeyes are giving up a nation-best 10.2 points per game, and the 316 rushing yards they have surrendered is second-lowest in the country.

“It’ll be a great challenge to see if we can execute this weekend,” Rodriguez said.