Denard Robinson to play against Indiana
Michigan Wolverines quarterback and Heisman hopeful Denard Robinson has been cleared to play against the Indiana Hoosiers in their Big Ten opener. The two teams kick-off on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET at Indiana.
Robinson exited the game last Saturday against Bowling Green after bruising his knee in the first quarter and didn’t return. Despite leaving the game early, Robinson led his team in rushing with 129 yards, including two touchdowns. He also completed all four of his passes for 60 yards. What he did in less than one quarter is more offense than Eastern Michigan will put up all year.
For the season, Robinson has put up 688 yards rushing with four scores, averaging 8.7 yards per carry. Yes, he is a quarterback. And yes, he can throw the ball, too. In four games he has completed 57 of his 80 passes and has thrown for four touchdowns.
Robinson is undoubtedly the most exciting player to watch in college football this season and OTR hopes he stays healthy. If he does, the numbers he puts up could be huge to quite huge. We are making that bold prediction right here, right now.
As for Heisman predictions for this young season, Robinson is probably just edging out two other players; Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore and Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Don’t count out Alabama running back Mark Ingram either. As much as Robinson is exciting, Ingram is that much of a beast and can climb the Heisman charts very fast, which he did in Arkansas this past Saturday.