Record Watch: NCAA Career QB Rushing record

Submitted by Maize n Blue on October 7th, 2012 at 10:01 AM

After yesterday's 235 yard rushing performance, Denard's path to breaking Pat White's QB rushing record has become a bit clearer. To break the record in the seven guaranteed games we have left, #16 must average 82.14 yards per game on the ground.


Pat White- 4,480 yards

Denard Robinson- 3,905 yards


EDIT: If we get to a bowl game, the average drops to: 72 yards/game. If we make it to the Big Ten championship game (and a bowl), it drops to 64 yards/game.



October 7th, 2012 at 10:20 AM ^

The schedule will allow this to happen. We don't actually need to play Purdue again.

Should do well vs Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota.

NW and ohio will be a little tougher to run against.


October 7th, 2012 at 10:20 AM ^

As of right now, he has 90 rushing attempts for 676 total yards, which is good for an average of about 135 yards per game. If he continues at this rate (575 yards to  go to tie, of course), the estimated gain of rushing yard 4,481 would come about 4.26 games from now, which would be a little bit into the Northwestern game, I think. 


October 7th, 2012 at 3:13 PM ^

Braxton is on pace for 1,526 yards this year. He probably finishes in the 1300's somewhere(I haven't looked at their schedule), which would leave him in the neighborhood of 2000-2100, which is about where Denard was after two seasons. And he'll probably be running more in his last two than Denard has, since he won't have the coaching change that Denard did. If Braxton stays healthy, he'll have a very good shot at Denard's records.


October 7th, 2012 at 8:22 PM ^

I'm skeptical that OSU will ever really have to rely on Braxton to run as much as Denard does. I think Braxton has been running so much in his career thus far out of necessity because he still can't pass that well and I don't think their RB-rushing attack has been great. I think he'll run for less and less in his last 2 seasons


October 7th, 2012 at 2:01 PM ^

Pretty surprised to see that in RR's sixth game at Arizona, RR's QB just set the single game PAC 12 record for attempts (69) and completions (45), completing 65% of his passes for 491 passing yards against Stanford.  Arizone put up 48 points as a team against a Stanford team that held Barkley et al. to 14 points and 254 yards through the air.  Like you said, he has his faults, but some of the stuff he does with offense is pretty special. 

Sten Carlson

October 7th, 2012 at 2:45 PM ^

Aside from the obvious win-loss record, the two things that I lament about the RR debacle are that Mallet didn't stay, and as a result, Denard didn't redshirt.  Maybe RR learned his lesson after getting fired by Michigan and went into Arizona determined to adapt his system to his QB's strengths.  But, I have to imagine that had Mallet decided to stay, we would have seen a offense very similar to the one he's employing at Arizona currently.  He still would have recruited Denard, Mallet would have been a senior in 2009, and Denard could have redshirted giving him another year.  I know that everything might not have worked out as it as -- RR might not have been fired, and Hoke might not have been hired -- but either way, it would be nice to have Denard for one more year.

snarling wolverine

October 7th, 2012 at 9:26 PM ^

We could have redshirted Denard as it was.  It wasn't absolutely necessary to play him in 2009.  Tate Forcier was the starter and Nick Sheridan was also around.  I think the problem was that Rodriguez was feeling pressure to win after going 3-9 and thought using Denard as a situational backup might be what we needed to eek out a bowl bid. 

Regardless, we're getting three years out of Denard as a starting QB, which is pretty good.  I'm more upset about the fact that Gardner might be a senior next year.


October 7th, 2012 at 9:57 PM ^

Remined me of UM 67-65 , 3 OT win. I what at that game and realized 3 things: 1. RR ran an exciting and entertaining of fence, 2. He did not know shit about defense, and 3. We were unlikely to ever be a winning team with that formula. Peter Principle: people rise to the level of their own incompetence. He is a great Offensive Coordinator and nice guy, but probably won't ever be a great head coach


October 7th, 2012 at 11:09 AM ^

I know it's been discussed, but ESPN's college football shows are exhibitions of arrogance. I used to respect the insights of May and Herbstriet. But now these guys have become divas.

Helmet stickers? Tshirt suitable for hanging? Wow put that autographed
POS right next to the National Championship and Heisman Trophies.

Was Denard even mentioned on Football Final?

Sorry about the rant.


October 7th, 2012 at 11:32 AM ^

How fortunate are we to have this young gentleman play football for Michigan. He’s not only going into the record books but who better to be the face of Michigan.


October 7th, 2012 at 3:44 PM ^

should run Denard all over the darned field next week to help insure both that he gets Pat White's record and that they can concentrate more on game-planning from here on out? 

If I am Hoke and Borges I am at least having a conversation to strategize this, no? Or do you think games, wins, nothing else? Interesting to watch managers, coaches handle these things after the Cabrera deal last week.