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Big Ten Previews: Michigan Wolverines

By: 10/11 Sports Email
By: 10/11 Sports Email

Michigan's 2012 Schedule
September 1 – Alabama (Arlington, TX)
September 8 – Air Force
September 15 – Massachusetts
September 22 – at Notre Dame
October 6 – at Purdue
October 13 – Illinois
October 20 – Michigan State
October 27 – at Nebraska
November 3 – at Minnesota
November 10 – Northwestern
November 17 – Iowa
November 24 – at Ohio State

The first season in the Brady Hoke era at Michigan ended with an impressive 11-2 record following a 23-20 overtime win against Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl.

Aside from just two losses in the Big Ten Conference, Michigan was dominant from top to bottom last season. The only losses of the season for Michigan were in conference play, a 14 point loss to Michigan State and an eight-point loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Denard Robinson is back for his senior season as the starting quarterback for Michigan. Robinson threw for 2,173 yards and 20 touchdowns last season. What makes Robinson so explosive is his ability to run as well as pass. He ran for 1,176 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground.

Michigan has 16 starters returning from last year.

Michigan will be tested this season with a tough non-conference slate including games against last year’s national champion, Alabama. The Wolverines face Air Force, Massachusetts, before going on the road to face Notre Dame.

Michigan begins Big Ten play on the road at Purdue, and then returns home for a game with Illinois. Following Nebraska’s trip to Ann Arbor last season, Michigan visits Memorial Stadium at the end of October.

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