Nebraska at Michigan Wolverines
Saturday, November 19, 2011 7:00 PM CDT Ann Arbor, MI
In order for the Huskers to have an opportunity to beat Michigan in Ann Arbor, they needed to do a few things. They had to contain Denard Robinson and Fitzgerald Toussaint - the pair ran for 218 rushing yards and four touchdowns. They had to avoid penalties - they were called for eight of them, some of them real killers. The receivers needed to catch every ball - a number of catchable balls were dropped. Alfonzo Dennard needed to be a shutdown corner - he gave up two big plays that led to the Wolverines' first touchdown. They needed to play well on special teams - they botched two punts, fumbled two kickoff returns, and were duped on a faked field goal. So it's not surprising given those facts that the outcome was a 45-17 Wolverine victory.