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Postgame Notes: #19 Michigan 31, Air Force 25
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• Today's announced attendance of 112,522 marks the 239th consecutive game of more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.

• The Wolverines improved to 2-0 in the all-time series against Air Force. U-M is 4-1 all-time against Mountain West teams and is 7-0 against current members of the league.

• The Wolverines also improved to 110-18-2 all-time in home openers. Michigan is 17-3 at the Big House in the last 20 home openers.

• Former Wolverine player and coach Bennie Oosterbaan was honored before the game as the second player in program history to receive the "Michigan Football Legend" designation. Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard was the inaugural Michigan Football Legend, honored in 2011 prior to the Notre Dame night game.

• In honor of Oosterbaan, junior/sophomore linebacker Jake Ryan switched from No. 90 to No. 47 for the remainder of his career in honor of Oosterbaan. A patch over the left upper chest will be affixed to the No. 47 jersey worn by Ryan and all other future players donning Oosterbaan's jersey number. Oosterbaan's No. 47 was formerly retired since the end of his playing year (1927); he was the first Michigan player to have his number retired.

• Senior quarterback Denard Robinson completed 14-of-25 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns and carried the ball 20 times for 218 yards and two touchdowns. It was Robinson's eighth career game with at least four touchdowns.

• It was Robinson's fourth career 200-yard rushing game. He moved to second place among Michigan's all-time leaders in the category, surpassing Ron Johnson (1966-68). Mike Hart (2004-07) holds the program record with five 200-yard performances in his career. Robinson also moved to third place with eight career 150-yard games; he is tied with Jamie Morris (1984-87).

• Robinson is the first FBS player since 1996 to record three career games with 200-yards passing and 200-yards rushing. Texas' Vince Young is the only other FBS player to most more than one such effort.

• Robinson upped his career rushing yards to 3,474 and moved to seventh place among Michigan's all-time leaders in the category, passing Rob Lytle (3,317, 1973-76). He needs 222 yards to reach the sixth spot, currently held by Chris Perry (3,696, 2000-03). With 15 career 100-yard games, Robinson is also tied with Lytle for sixth place among U-M's all-time leaders.

• With his 3,474 career rushing yards, Robinson moved to eighth place among the all-time NCAA leaders in rushing yards by a quarterback. He surpassed five different players on the list with today's effort, including Air Force's Beau Morgan (3,379, 1994-97). He needs 123 yards to reach the seventh spot, currently held by Ohio's Kareem Wilson (3,597, 1995-98).

• Robinson is the first Wolverine player since Tyrone Wheatley (1991-94) to record two rushing touchdowns of 50 yards or more in a game. Wheatley posted 56- and 88-yard runs against Washington in the 1993 Rose Bowl.

• Robinson scored his second rushing touchdown of the season on a 79-yard run in the first quarter. It is the second longest rushing touchdown of his career; his longest was an 87-yard rush at Notre Dame on Sept. 11, 2010. It is also the 18th longest rushing touchdown in program history and the 12th longest in Michigan Stadium history.

• Freshman tight end Devin Funchess registered four catches for 106 receiving yards. He is ninth Wolverine freshman to register a 100-yard receiving game and the first since Roy Roundtree posted 126 yards vs. Purdue on Nov. 7, 2009. He is also the first U-M tight end to surpass 100 yards since Jerame Tuman recorded 126 against Colorado in 1997.

• Funchess scored his first career touchdown on a 30-yard reception in the second quarter.

• Junior/sophomore receiver Jerald Robinson recorded his first career reception -- for 10 yards -- in the third quarter.

• Junior wide receiver Devin Gardner scored his second career receiving touchdown on a seven-yard catch in the third quarter.

• Junior/sophomore linebacker Jake Ryan led the Wolverines' with a career-high 11 tackles, including one tackle-for-loss. Freshman linebacker Joe Bolden also posted a career best with 10 tackles.


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