Michigan’s touchdown drought has continued.
The Wolverines have now gone six quarters without a touchdown and so far at Nebraska have relied on the leg of Brendan Gibbons to stay in the game. Nebraska leads 7-6.
Michigan’s scores have come on field goals of 52 and 24 yards from Gibbons in the second quarter. Nebraska took a 7-0 lead on a 32-yard pass from Taylor Martinez to Kenny Bell.
Still an issue for the Wolverines is the status of quarterback Denard Robinson. Robinson appeared to injure his right arm or hand after running eight yards to the Nebraska 8-yard line late in the first half. A sideline report from U-M radio said Robinson’s return is “probable” after suffering a cut on his right elbow.
Michigan failed to convert on a fumble with 51 seconds left. The Wolverines got the ball at the Nebraska 45-yard line, but with backup quarterback Russell Bellomy, they failed to move the ball. He took a nine-yard loss on a sack on the final play of the half.
Nebraska has 153 total yards and has gone to the air to attack Michigan. Martinez was 8-of-11 for 115 yards in the first half.
Michigan, meanwhile, has 136 yards, including 81 rushing. Robinson has 46 rushing yards.