The Michigan Wolverines are now 4-0 overall after beating San Diego State 28-7 at Michigan Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The prevailing storyline during the week, that Michigan coach Brady Hoke would be facing the team he left for the Wolverines, was, as he said, not a factor.
Michigan remains a work in progress as the Big Ten season nears, with Minnesota coming to Michigan Stadium next Saturday for the Wolverines’ fifth-straight home game, and while there were some positive signs from the defense and junior quarterback Denard Robinson’s ability to run, issues remain.
Robinson rushed for 200 yards on 21 carries and scored three touchdowns in the first half. But his performance in the passing game was lackluster. He was 8-of-17 for 93 yards and had two interceptions. Fitz Toussaint started the game at tailback and had 13 carries for 67 yards.
Michigan’s defense did a nice job defending against the rushing threat of San Diego State’s Ronnie Hillman, who had 109 yards on 21 carries. Hillman entered the game averaging 165.7 yards, ranked No. 2 nationally. Aztecs quarterback Ryan Lindley was 23-of-48 for 253 yards and a touchdown.