Boxscore
Michigan 58, Minnesota 0
Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Michigan Stadium
Attendance - 111106

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan 14 24 10 10 58

Recap


No. 19 Michigan scored touchdowns on its first four possessions — two rushing, two passing — en route to a dominating 58-0 victory over Minnesota in the Big Ten opener for both teams Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Denard Robinson had two first-half passing touchdowns and added a rushing score for the Wolverines, who took a 38-0 lead at the half. In doing so, Michigan outgained Minnesota 384-69 in the first half and allowed just four Gophers first downs.

Michigan improved to 5-0 for the second time in as many years and won its Big Ten opener for the sixth straight season. The shutout was the first for Michigan against a conference opponent since the Lloyd Carr era.

Minnesota (1-4, 0-1 Big Ten) lost for the 20th time in the last 21 meetings against Michigan. The Gophers, whose starting quarterback, MarQueis Gray, was out with a toe injury, haven’t beaten the Wolverines since a 23-20 victory at the Big House in 2005.

Two running backs scored for the Wolverines, including Fitzgerald Toussaint, who had 108 rushing yards on 11 carries. Michigan had 363 of its 580 total yards on the ground, the third straight time it has rushed for 300 or more yards.

Michigan’s defense came in ranked 11th in the country in points allowed and was third in the country in turnovers forced. Against the Gophers, the Wolverines forced two turnovers — both fumbles — to bring their season total to 15.

Quarterback Max Shortell finished 11-of-22 for 104 yards for the Gophers, who went 0-for-11 on third-down conversions.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:25
Michigan   TD  Michigan 7 - Minnesota 0
1st Quarter - 6:00
Michigan   TD  Michigan 14 - Minnesota 0
2nd Quarter - 14:52
Michigan   TD  Michigan 21 - Minnesota 0
2nd Quarter - 9:38
Michigan   TD  Michigan 28 - Minnesota 0
2nd Quarter - 5:07
Michigan   FG  Michigan 31 - Minnesota 0
2nd Quarter - 0:45
Michigan   TD  Michigan 38 - Minnesota 0
3rd Quarter - 8:18
Michigan   TD  Michigan 45 - Minnesota 0
3rd Quarter - 2:04
Michigan   FG  Michigan 48 - Minnesota 0
4th Quarter - 9:17
Michigan   FG  Michigan 51 - Minnesota 0
4th Quarter - 4:58
Michigan   TD  Michigan 58 - Minnesota 0
TEAMS

Team Records

  Minnesota Michigan
W/L 1 - 4 - 0 5 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Minnesota Michigan
Score 0 58
First Downs 8 32
3rd Down Efficiency 0-for-11
0%
6-for-11
55%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 177 580
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 25-73 48-363
Average/Rush 2.9 7.6
Passing
Comp-Att 11-22 18-25
Passing Yards 104 217
Average/Pass Play 4.2 8.3
Penalties-Yards 9-74 3-24
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 23:38 36:22

PLAYER STATS

Minnesota (1 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Shortell 11/22 104 0 0
Michigan (5 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Robinson 15/19 169 2 0
D. Gardner 2/5 31 0 0
V. Smith 1/1 17 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Cobb 8 54 6.8 0
D. Bennett 9 33 3.7 0
D. Kirkwood 3 3 1.0 0
D. Wright 1 -1 -1.0 0
M. Shortell 4 -16 -4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
F. Toussaint 11 108 9.8 1
T. Rawls 10 73 7.3 0
M. Shaw 8 60 7.5 0
D. Robinson 6 51 8.5 1
D. Gardner 6 39 6.5 0
V. Smith 5 27 5.4 1
S. Hopkins 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Green 2 41 20.5 0
D. McKnight 3 31 10.3 0
D. Crawford-Tufts 2 15 7.5 0
C. McGarry 2 9 4.5 0
E. Lair 1 5 5.0 0
D. Goodger 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Hemingway 5 56 11.2 0
J. Gallon 4 46 11.5 0
K. Koger 3 35 11.7 1
S. Hopkins 1 28 28.0 0
V. Smith 1 28 28.0 1
D. Dileo 2 23 11.5 1
D. Gardner 1 2 2.0 0
F. Toussaint 1 -1 -1.0 0
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