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The Michigan Daily ( michigandaily.com I September 20,2010
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Junior wideout Darryl Stonum reaches for the endzone on a 66-yard screen pass from sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson, which Stonum took for a touchdown. Stonum finished with 121 yards and two touchdowns in the Wolverines' 42-37 win.

"We held
Robinson to only
about 350 yards,
Wfthat's a bonus"
-Massachusetts coach
Kevin Morris

'M' survives against UMass

Daily Sports Writer
The unthinkable was about to
The Michigan football team
stood 73 seconds away from head-
ing into halftime down by double
digits. Massachusetts running
back Jonathan Hernandez had just
pranced into the endzonecto put the
Minutemen up 17-7, and an Appala-
chian State-level upset was clearly
brewing in Michigan Stadium.

No better time to turn to blind
Or, as sophomore quarterback
sensation Denard Robinson and
junior wide receiver Darryl Sto-
num would say, trustaand timing.
With 1:17 leftinthesecond quar-
ter, Robinson threw a screen pass
to Stonum, who simply out-weaved
and outran the Massachusetts
defense for a 66-yard touchdown.
The play was followed up by a
Michigan fumble recovery, and
eventually a nine-yard touchdown

pass to Stonum.
The Wolverines had a lead at
halftime, and they would manage
to hold on for a42-37victory.
Ship righted - starting with the
one big play.
"I know where (Robinson) is
going to be; he knows where to
throw it," Stonum said. "I can't
really see him - our line is so tall,
he's not the tallest guy on the field.
I know where the ball is going to
squirt out, and he knows where I'm
going to be. That's all trust and tim-

Stonum's play, Michigan's
recovered fumble and Stonum's
subsequent touchdown gave the
Wolverines momentum heading
into the second half. Michigan
received the ball first to start the
half, and opened with two consecu-
tive touchdown-scoring drives.
The first ended with running
back Michael Shaw's longestcareer
touchdown run, a 34-yarder up the
middle. The second finished with
See UMASS, Page 3B

Blue ends weekend
with pair of draws,

Shaw becomes second
option in career day

Daily Sports Writer
After the U-M Soccer Complex's
dedication ceremony in front of a
record crowd of 3,503 on Friday,
the Michigan men's soccer team had
fans on the edge of their seats, as it
played 110:00 minutes of back-and-
forth, eye-for-an-eye soccer with
Notre Dame.
Both teams ended the night with
seven shots on goal, but none found
their way past either keeper as the
match ended in a 0-0 tie after double

The Wolverines (3-1-3) came out
strong and looked to capitalize on
their momentum from their 1-0 win
over Oakland on Wednesday night,
but couldn't seem to finish any of
theirattacks-an issue theteam had
Sunday in its 1-1 tie with Marquette
as well.
However on Friday, Michigan
featured its most balanced offensive
attack of the season as five Wolver-
ines ended the night with three or
more shots to their names. Senior
forward Justin Meram led the team
with five shots and three on goal, but
See DRAW, Page 3B

Daily Sports Editor
Through the first two games,
senior offensive lineman Stephen
Schilling spent a lot of time watch-
ing the back of quarterback Denard
Robinson's No. 16 jersey, as he sped
off for long run after longrun.
But in the Wolverines' 42-37
victory over Massachusetts on Sat-
urday, Schilling welcomed the pres-
ence of another jersey- No.20 - in
his sights, sprinting downfield.
"I mean, I saw (junior running

back Mike Shaw's) back a lot,"
Schilling said after the game with a
grin. "We wanted to get some other
guys going. We know they can play
and we have some weapons back
Shaw finished with a career
performance against the Minute-
men, tallying 126 yards on just 12
carries to accompany his three
touchdowns on the ground. His
breakout was a highlight that
relied on Robinson for 94 percent
of its offense in its win over Notre
See SHAW, Page 3B

Senior Justin Meram is one of the Wolverines' most dangerous offensive threats.

With new mentality, Wolverines' offense comes alive in weekend sweep
By CAITLIN SMITH Massachusetts (3-3-0), the Wolver- on Sunday afternoon. Ezurike finally connected. Ezurike "We were dominating, so we knew "We have talked about (scoring in
Daily Sports Editor ines net- In the opening 20 minutes of collected the ball off of a throw in it would just be a matter of time and the first half) a lot," Michigan coach
ted their CHAIACHUSETTS 0 Friday's match, Michigan (5-1-2) and blasted a shot from 30 yards out sooner or later we'd getourgoals." Greg Ryan said on Friday. "We are
After emphasizing a defensive first goal had complete control of the game into the right upper-90. And it was. Just two minutes after just making it hard on ourselves.
mentality over the past couple sea- in the first YOUNGSTOWN ST. 0 without a point to show for it. After "We knew we had chances to the Wolverines' first goal, freshman We've been playing well in the first
sons, it seems as though the Michi- half of a MICHIGAN 1 several close attempts on the Wol- score and like Coach Ryan has forward Kayla Mannino capitalized half, but today we missed two or
gan women's soccer team has finally game this verines' attack, including a goal that always said, we just kept going," said off a pass by Ezurike that set her up three clear chances early on in the
amped up its offensive game. season. The streak continued with was called back because of a Michi- Ezurike, who has tallied five goals for a one-on-one against the Min- game and one goal called back, so I
During Friday's 5-0 win against a 1-0 win against Youngstown State gan foul, freshman forward Nkem in her eight games as a Wolverine. utemen goalie. See NEW MENTALITY, Page 2B

U Daily Sports Editor Ryan Kartje thinks
Michigan soccer is not only on the rise,
but about to be relevant on campus, in this
week's SportsMonday Column. Page 4B

In a roadtrip tournament in Arizona, the
Wolverines proved they can win on the road
with their young talent, not to mention their
proven starters. Page 2B


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