Published November 20, 2014
Nebraska made its first visit to the Big House in nearly half a century and probably won't want to return anytime soon.
Denard Robinson threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for two scores, as 20th-ranked Michigan rolled to a 45-17 victory over the 17th-ranked Huskers.
The Wolverines not only ruined Nebraska's first trip to Michigan Stadium since 1962, but they also gave their state rivals a berth in the first-ever Big Ten championship game. Michigan State cruised to a 55-3 win over Indiana on Saturday and wrapped up the Legends Division of the conference to earn a date against Wisconsin or Penn State in the December 3 title game in Indianapolis.
Robinson completed 11-of-18 passes for 180 yards and ran for 83 yards on 23 carries for the Wolverines (9-2, 5-2 Big Ten), who will close the regular season at home next Saturday with the traditional finale against Ohio State. Fitzgerald Toussaint added 138 yards on the ground for Michigan, which totaled 238 rushing yards overall.
Nebraska (8-3, 4-3) was coming off last week's emotional win at Penn State and was trying to win road games against ranked teams in back-to-back weeks for the first time in school history.
The Wolverines wouldn't allow it. The Huskers finished with 138 yards on the ground and 260 yards overall, and didn't convert a third down until the second half. Michigan also held the ball for more than 41 minutes to just under 19 for Nebraska.