Virginia Tech knows it needs to contain Michigan’s electrifying QB Denard Robinson

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Robinson might be running less this year, but the Hokies still will be wary of his game-changing ability on the ground.

He has rushed for over 100 yards five times this season and has eclipsed the 200-yard mark three times in his career. He has touchdown runs of 41 and 53 yards this season.

Robinson has the ability to beat defenses with his arm, too. He’s been especially effective in the passing game since getting over an assortment of nagging injuries.

In Michigan’s three-game win streak to end the regular season, Robinson completed 69 percent of his passes for 439 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 283 yards and six touchdowns.

“If you don’t pressure him in the passing game, he can buy time and create plays because he is a good enough thrower to make some plays,” Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster said. “But I still think our success has to come from us being able to stop the run and make him one-dimensional. But that’s a hard job to do. Nobody has really had success doing that all year.”

Robinson can beat a defense in many ways. Foster is hoping to slow him down just enough.

“He’s just a dangerous player,” Foster said. “I don’t know if you can just shut him down per se, but we’ll try our best.”

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