Fitzgerald Toussaint made a statement for more of the load by posting a career-high 170 yards on 20 carries as Michigan whipped Purdue.
Vincent Smith made the most of his opportunities against Eastern Michigan and appears to have won over coach Brady Hoke.
Some Wolverines players don't believe the team is ready for the top 25 even though it snuck into the rankings.
The Wolverines looked more like a zone-read offense than a pro-style offense on Saturday against Eastern Michigan.
Thomas Gordon has found a home at safety, where he came up with two turnovers against Eastern Michigan.
The Michigan defense struggled early with Eastern Michigan's running game, but it came around and made big plays at key times.
Vincent Smith made the most of his opportunities against Eastern Michigan and might have earned more carries the rest of the way.
Once Denard Robinson got his legs churning, the Michigan offense got rolling to the tune of nearly 400 rushing yards against Eastern Michigan.
Mike Hart, Michigan's all-time leading rusher, has always wanted to coach. So Saturday he returns to Ann Arbor, as a member of the Eastern Michigan staff.
Eastern Michigan needs to cut down on penalties and mistakes if it wants to give Michigan a battle.
How much fun was it beating Notre Dame at night in front of nearly 115,000? DT Ryan Van Bergen chest-bumped athletic director Dave Brandon.