Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Denard Robinson record watch
By Michael Rothstein
Denard Robinson watched from the sidelines for a whole game for the first time in his career Saturday and while Michigan beat Minnesota 35-13, his chances at holding some more Michigan and NCAA records is starting to fade away.
With three regular-season games and at least a bowl game remaining, here is where Robinson stands. Missing the Minnesota game also hindered the chances for one other record for tracking purposes -- Michigan's career rushing record. So for now, we are only looking at Pat White's NCAA quarterback rushing mark.
FBS CAREER QUARTERBACK RUSHING YARDS:
1. Pat White, West Virginia (2005-08): 4,480 yards.
Total yards Robinson needs to pass White: 306.
Average over three regular-season games to pass White: 102.0.
Average over four games (four regular season plus bowl game) to pass White: 76.5.
Average over five games (four regular season games, Big Ten title game and bowl game) to pass White: 61.2.
2. Brad Smith, Missouri (2002-05): 4,289 yards.
Total yards Robinson needs to pass Smith: 115.
Average over three regular season games to pass Smith: 38.3.