Scores

Final

Delaware State 6

(1-4, 1-2 MEAC)

Michigan 63

(5-2, 1-2 Big Ten)

12:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009

Michigan Stadium, ANN ARBOR, MI

1 2 3 4 T
DSU 0 3 0 36
MICH 28 21 0 1463

Top Performers

Passing: D. Robinson (MICH) - 85 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: V. Smith (MICH) - 17 CAR, 166 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Grady (MICH) - 2 REC, 48 YDS, 1 TD

Forcier starts as Michigan's 727 total yards sets team mark in romp

Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan had a record-breaking day in a 63-6 win over Delaware State on Saturday.

The Wolverines (5-2) set team marks with 442 yards in the first half and 727 total. They matched a school record with a 28-point first quarter and led 49-3 with their second-highest score by halftime.

Big House Day

Michigan won Saturday by 57 points, tying for the second-biggest margin of victory for the Wolverines since 1950, and tying for the eighth-largest margin of victory in school history.

Michigan Biggest Margin of Victory, Since 1950
Score Pts diff
'75 vs Northwestern 69-0 69
'09 vs Delaware St 63-6 57
'00 vs Indiana 57-0 57
5 times 56

The Hornets (1-4) didn't come close to repeating Appalachian State's upset in 2007 at the Big House, but the second-tier program got paid $550,000 to forfeit a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game to give Michigan a tuneup.

Quarterback Tate Forcier started, a week after having a concussion, and led the Wolverines to a TD on his only drive and left the game healthy.

Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes on just four attempts and fumbled. Michigan also used its third-, fourth- and fifth-string quarterbacks.

Forcier played after being listed as questionable, but was only on the field for one drive. He completed both his passes for 39 yards.

Michigan didn't ask any of its QBs to throw more than nine passes, choosing to hand the ball off early and often, perhaps to avoid making the score even more lopsided against the overmatched Football Championship Subdivision team.

The Wolverines rested their top two running backs -- Carlos Brown because of a concussion and Brandon Minor who has an ankle injury -- and some inexperienced players took advantage.

Vincent Smith ran for a career-high 166 yards and a touchdown. Michael Cox had 82 yards rushing and two scores. Michael Shaw ran for 73 yards and a TD.

Michigan had two brothers score in their highest-scoring game since scoring 63 points against Minnesota in 1992.

Kelvin Grady, who came to Michigan to play basketball, scored on a reception and Kevin Grady ran for a score.

Delaware State avoided a shutout in the final minute of the first half -- thanks to Larrone Moore's 51-yard kickoff return -- on Riley Flickinger's field goal. He kicked another field goal early in the fourth quarter to make it 49-6.

The Hornets sat starting QB Anthony Glaud, a week after he had a concussion in a loss to Bethune-Cookman, and started Nick Elko.

They gained just 14 yards on their first four drives, and it didn't get much better after that.

Delaware State's lucrative payday was costly in another sense because it chose to forfeit its previously scheduled conference game at North Carolina A&T.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DSU
MICH
1st Downs1134
Total Yards216727
Passing151266
Rushing65461
Penalties8-789-93
3rd Down Conversions1-153-5
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers01
Possession30:1029:50

Passing Leaders

Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Elko18/341514.400
MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sheridan7/9889.800

Rushing Leaders

Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams10484.8026
Jones11141.306
MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith171669.8137
Cox11827.5257

Receiving Leaders

Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson45513.8042
Charles4287.0011
MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grady24824.0138
Savoy24020.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDSUMICH
TD12:06Michael Shaw 2 Yd Run (Jason Olesnavage Kick) 07
TD08:12Vincent Smith 6 Yd Run (Jason Olesnavage Kick) 014
TD07:07Brandon Graham 2 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Jason Olesnavage Kick) 021
TD03:12Kelvin Grady 38 Yd Pass From Denard Robinson (Jason Olesnavage Kick) 028
SECOND QUARTERDSUMICH
TD12:33Denard Robinson 4 Yd Run (Jason Olesnavage Kick) 035
TD07:19Martell Webb 28 Yd Pass From Denard Robinson (Jason Olesnavage Kick) 042
TD01:42Kevin Grady 7 Yd Run (Jason Olesnavage Kick) 049
FG00:57Riley Flickinger 26 Yd 349
FOURTH QUARTERDSUMICH
FG11:35Riley Flickinger 24 Yd 649
TD10:15Michael Cox 57 Yd Run (Jason Olesnavage Kick) 656
TD02:51Michael Cox 3 Yd Run (Scott Schrimscher Kick) 663