Michigan beats Delaware State 63-6 in tuneupOct 17, 2009 - 8:21 PM By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer
ANN ARBOR, Mich.(AP) -- Michigan had a record-breaking day in a 63-6 win over Delaware State on Saturday.
The Wolverines (5-2) set team marks with 442 yards in the first half and 727 total. They matched a school record with a 28-point first quarter and led 49-3 with their second-highest score by halftime.
The Hornets (1-4) didn't come close to repeating Appalachian State's upset in 2007 at the Big House, but the second-tier program got paid $550,000 to forfeit a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game to give Michigan a tuneup.
Quarterback Tate Forcier started, a week after having a concussion, and led the Wolverines to a TD on his only drive and left the game healthy.
Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes on just four attempts and fumbled. Michigan also used its third-, fourth- and fifth-string quarterbacks.
Forcier played after being listed as questionable, but was only on the field for one drive. He completed both his passes for 39 yards.
Michigan didn't ask any of its QBs to throw more than nine passes, choosing to hand the ball off early and often, perhaps to avoid making the score even more lopsided against the overmatched Football Championship Subdivision team.
The Wolverines rested their top two running backs - Carlos Brown because of a concussion and Brandon Minor who has an ankle injury - and some inexperienced players took advantage.
Vincent Smith ran for a career-high 166 yards and a touchdown. Michael Cox had 82 yards rushing and two scores. Michael Shaw ran for 73 yards and a TD.
Michigan had two brothers score in their highest-scoring game since scoring 63 points against Minnesota in 1992.
Kelvin Grady, who came to Michigan to play basketball, scored on a reception and Kevin Grady ran for a score.
Delaware State avoided a shutout in the final minute of the first half - thanks to Larrone Moore's 51-yard kickoff return - on Riley Flickinger's field goal. He kicked another field goal early in the fourth quarter to make it 49-6.
The Hornets sat starting QB Anthony Glaud, a week after he had a concussion in a loss to Bethune-Cookman, and started Nick Elko.
They gained just 14 yards on their first four drives, and it didn't get much better after that.
Delaware State's lucrative payday was costly in another sense because it chose to forfeit its previously scheduled conference game at North Carolina A&T.
- NCAAF FINAL
1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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DELAWAREST 0 3 0 3 6
MICHIGAN 28 21 0 14 63 FINAL
1ST QUARTER: MICHIGAN - TD, MICHAEL SHAW 2 YD RUN (JASON
OLESNAVAGE KICK), 2:54.
MICHIGAN - TD, VINCENT SMITH 6 YD RUN (JASON
OLESNAVAGE KICK), 6:48.
MICHIGAN - TD, BRAN
Oct 17 3:08 PM
MICHIGAN 63 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Oct 17 3:08 PM
MICHIGAN 63 2:51 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Delaware State 6, Michigan 63 4th - 2:51Oct 17 2:59 PM
MICHIGAN 56 10:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Delaware State 6, Michigan 56 4th - 10:15Oct 17 2:46 PM
MICHIGAN 49 11:35 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Delaware State 6, Michigan 49 4th - 11:35Oct 17 2:39 PM
MICHIGAN 49 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR
Oct 17 2:28 PM
MICHIGAN 49 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Oct 17 1:35 PM
MICHIGAN 49 0:57 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Delaware State 3, Michigan 49 2nd - 0:57Oct 17 1:32 PM
MICHIGAN 49 1:42 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Delaware State 0, Michigan 49 2nd - 1:42Oct 17 1:25 PM
MICHIGAN 42 7:19 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Delaware State 0, Michigan 42 2nd - 7:19Oct 17 1:14 PM
MICHIGAN 35 12:33 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Delaware State 0, Michigan 35 2nd - 12:33Oct 17 12:58 PM
MICHIGAN 28 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Oct 17 12:50 PM
MICHIGAN 28 3:12 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Delaware State 0, Michigan 28 1st - 3:12Oct 17 12:42 PM
MICHIGAN 21 7:07 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Delaware State 0, Michigan 21 1st - 7:07Oct 17 12:31 PM
MICHIGAN 14 8:12 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Delaware State 0, Michigan 14 1st - 8:12Oct 17 12:23 PM
MICHIGAN 7 12:06 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Delaware State 0, Michigan 7 1st - 12:06Oct 17 12:10 PM
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