Michigan 31, Eastern Michigan 3: Your comprehensive guide to our coverage of Michigan's 31-3 win against Eastern Michigan
Melanie Maxwell I AnnArbor.com
For one quarter, at least, the Battle of Washtenaw County had a little drama.
Visiting Eastern Michigan made things interesting early, moving the ball effectively for a quarter and forcing Michigan into three 3-and-out possessions. But the Wolverines eventually stiffened up on defense and got offense from the least surprising source in a 31-3 win on Saturday in Michigan Stadium.
"I've said it all along, Denard Robinson is special in my opinion," Eastern Michigan coach Ron English said. "Any team is going to have trouble tackling him one-on-one."
Indeed. Robinson rushed 26 times for 198 yards and a touchdown and added TD throws to Kevin Koger and Drew Dileo.
AnnArbor.com had the game covered from pre-game tailgating to post-game press conferences. Here's a roundup of what you can find on our site:
• Our main game story: After another slow start, Denard Robinson takes over and pushes Michigan to 31-3 win.
• Kyle Meinke's column: Robinson showing to be less of a pro-style quarterback than expected.
• Our Michigan notebook opens with a note about the rise of safety Thomas Gordon, who had an interception and fumble recovery on Saturday. Plus lots more juicy stuff.
• Our EMU notebook leads with coach Ron English being irked about missed opportunities early in the game. And more.
• Junior Vincent Smith entered the lead running back debate after gaining 118 yards for the Wolverines.
• Photo gallery: Our photo staff kicked out dozens of cool images from the game.
• The weekly police blotter: 4 arrests and 25 ejections from Michigan Stadium.
• Jim Knight strung together live updates throughout the game. Read them here.
• Check out the transcript from our live chat.
• Michigan honored Meryl Davis and Charlie White during the game. The U-M students are the first Americans to win world gold medals in ice dance.
• Photographer Joseph Tobianski hit the pre-game tailgate scene and captured some fun images for a photo gallery.
• We asked you to predict the game, and a majority (53%) nailed it by selecting "Michigan wins by 21 to 29 points."