Jan. 1, 2013
• The announced crowd at Raymond James Stadium was 54,527 for the 27th annual Outback Bowl.
• The Wolverines made their 42nd all-time bowl appearance and are now 20-22 all-time in bowl games.
• After rushing for 100 yards on 23 carries against South Carolina, senior quarterback Denard Robinson (4,495 yards) set the NCAA record for career rushing yards by a quarterback, eclipsing the previous mark set by West Virginia signal caller Pat White (4,480, 2005-08).
NCAA Career Rushing Yards By Quarterback
1. Denard Robinson (2009-present) -- 4,495
2. Pat White, West Virginia (2005-08) -- 4,480
3. Brad Smith, Missouri (2002-05) -- 4,289
• Robinson increased his career rushing yardage to 4,495 to move to second place among Michigan's all-time leaders in the category, passing Anthony Thomas (4,472, 1997-00). Mike Hart (5,040, 2004-07) is Michigan's all-time recorder holder in the category.
• Robinson's 20 career 100-yard rushing games rank third in U-M history and tied with former Wolverine running back Tyrone Wheatley (20, 1991-94).
• Robinson lined up at three different positions in the contest, splitting time between running back, quarterback and wide receiver.
• Robinson posted 107 yards of total offense and finishes his collegiate career in sixth place in Big Ten history in total offense.
Big Ten Career Total Offense Leaders
|1.||12,692||Drew Brees, Purdue||1997-00|
|2.||11,790||Adam Weber, Minnesota||2007-10|
|3.||11,576||Brett Basanez, Northwestern||2002-05|
|4.||11,511||Curtis Painter, Purdue||2005-08|
|5.||11,364||Antwaan Randle El, Indiana||1998-01|
|6.||10,776||Denard Robinson, U-M||2009-present|
|7.||10,594||Juice Williams, Illinois||2006-09|
• Senior/junior wide receiver Jeremy Gallon registered a career-high nine catches for a career-best 145 yards and two touchdowns. It was his third 100-yard receiving game this season.
• Senior defensive end Craig Roh made his 51st consecutive start, setting a new school record for all-time starts, surpassing former U-M offensive lineman Jon Jansen's previous program record of 50 games.
• Fifth-year senior wide receiver Roy Roundtree posted three receptions for 27 yards, improving his career receiving yards to 2,304, good for seventh among Michigan's all-time leaders. Roundtree finishes his career with 154 receptions, passing David Terrell (152, 1998-00) for sixth all time in the category.
Most Career Receptions -- School History
1. Braylon Edwards (2001-04) -- 252
2. Marquise Walker (1998-01) -- 176
3. Jason Avant (2002-05) -- 169
4. Anthony Carter (1979-82) --161
5. Steve Breaston (2003-06) -- 156
6. Roy Roundtree (2009-present) -- 154
7. David Terrell (1998-00) -- 152
• Senior/junior quarterback Devin Gardner completed 18-of-34 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns, and he carried the ball 12 times for 24 yards. Gardner has posted at least two touchdowns in every game he has played at quarterback this season. Gardner has surpassed 200 yards passing in four of five games at QB.
• Sophomore linebacker Jake Ryan paced Michigan with 1.5 tackles-for-loss, including a half sack. Dating back to last season, Ryan has posted a tackle-for-loss in 17 of his last 19 games.
• Junior wide receiver Drew Dileo posted his second touchdown catch of the season, hauling in a five-yard touchdown pass from Gardner in the second quarter.
• Dileo executed a fake field goal for the second consecutive bowl game, picking up a first down on a seven-yard carry in the second quarter. Dileo has converted Michigan's last four fake field goal attempts dating back to last season.
• Junior defensive tackle Jibreel Black posted his third sack of the season in the second quarter. All three of his sacks this season have come in the last four contests. He now has 4.5 career sacks.
• Senior/junior kicker Brendan Gibbons converted two field goals in the contest. He hit a 39-yard field goal in the first quarter and added a 40-yard field goal in the second quarter. Gibbons has made 13 field goal attempts in a row, dating back to the Purdue game on Oct. 6. Gibbons' streak ranks second in U-M history behind Remy Hamilton, who converted 14 straight field goals in 1996.
• Gibbons has connected on 30 career field goal attempts, surpassing Bob Bergeron (29, 1981-84) for sixth in program history. He needs just one more field goal to reach the fifth spot, currently held by Ali Haji-Sheikh (31, 1979-82).
• Sophomore Matt Wile connected on a career-long 52-yard field goal attempt with 6:54 remaining in the third quarter. Wile's 52-yard field goal marks a new Outback Bowl record, surpassing the 51-yard field goal conversion by Alabama's Philip Doyle in 1988. Wile is 2-of-2 on field goal attempts at U-M; he converted a 48-yard attempt vs. Michigan State on Oct. 20. Wile also booted a season-best 56-yard punt in the third quarter after tallying a 54-yard punt in the first quarter.
• Freshman defensive end Mario Ojemudia tallied his first career forced fumble in the second quarter. Jake Ryan jumped on top of the ball for his first fumble recovery of the season and the third of his career.
• Michigan played its 36th January bowl game and played in a January bowl game for the 14th time in the past 16 bowl trips.
• Today's game marked U-M's fifth appearance in the Outback Bowl. The Wolverines own a 3-2 all-time mark in five Outback/Hall of Fame Bowl appearances (1988, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2013).
• The 27th annual Outback Bowl marked the third meeting between Michigan and South Carolina. Despite the loss, Michigan has compiled a 7-5 record all-time against the SEC in bowl games. U-M is 23-8-1 all-time against schools from the SEC.