Sept. 14, 2013
The Wolverines have the longest active home winning streak among BCS conference teams, claiming 17-straight wins at Michigan Stadium.
Today's attendance was 107,120, the 247th consecutive game of more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
This was the first-ever meeting between these two programs. This was the Wolverines' second win over a MAC opponent this season (59-9 win vs. Central Michigan). Akron becomes the 145th different opponent to face U-M. Michigan is now 116-25-4 all-time in first-time games with a school.
Wide receiver Jeremy Gallon has posted a reception in 29 games. He is one game short of tying Mercury Hayes for fourth all-time. He has led the team in receiving in the team's past four games dating back to last season.
Head coach Brady Hoke improved his perfect record at Michigan Stadium to 17-0.
Today's win is Michigan's 17th straight at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines have not lost at home since falling to Wisconsin on Nov. 20, 2010.
U-M has won 19 consecutive games at Michigan Stadium in the month of September.
Quarterback Devin Gardner threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, marking the eighth consecutive game he has accounted for at least two scores. Gardner has at least one passing and one rushing touchdown in all three games this season. He has also accounted for at least three touchdowns in seven of his last eight games. He has also now accounted for 11 touchdowns in the team's 12 quarters so far this season.
Gardner set career highs on the ground with 103 yards and a long of 36 on his third-quarter touchdown run.
Tight end Devin Funchess recorded a career-long 48-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter, his first touchdown reception of the season and sixth of his career. His 66 yards receiving mark the second-highest total of his career.
Running back Fitzgerald Toussaint recorded a season-best 24-yard run in the third quarter. Toussaint scored the game-winning touchdown with 2:49 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Chesson scored a touchdown on his first career reception, a 33-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter. He also recorded his first career carry on a reverse in the first half.
Kicker Brendan Gibbons missed a 45-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter, snapping his streak of 16 consecutive makes, a program record. His four PATs give him 114 consecutive, the second-best mark in program history.
Defensive back Blake Countess recorded a second-quarter interception, marking his third in the last two games. His three on the season mark the highest total by a Michigan player since 2009.
Defensive back Jarrod Wilson's fourth-quarter interception -- in the end zone -- was the first of his career. Wilson also recorded a career-high six tackles.