Sept. 15, 2012
• Today's announced attendance of 110,708 marks the 240th consecutive game of more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
• The Wolverines improved to 2-0 in the all-time series against Massachusetts. U-M is 31-1 all-time against current members of the Mid-American Conference.
• Former Wolverine player Ron Kramer was honored before the game as the third 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, while Bennie Oosterbaan was recognized last weekend against Air Force.
• In honor of Kramer, fifth-year senior tight end Brandon Mooreswitched from No. 89 to No. 87 for the remainder of his career. A patch over the left upper chest will be affixed to the No. 87 jersey worn by Moore and all other future players donning Kramer's jersey number. Kramer's No. 87 was formerly retired since his 1956 graduation.
• Seven Wolverines made their collegiate debut today. Sophomore/freshman guard Graham Glasgow, senior/junior long snapper Curt Graman, sophomore/freshman running back Justice Hayes, sophomore/freshman fullback Joe Kerridge, junior/sophomore tackle Kristian Mateus, junior/sophomore tight end Jordan Paskorz and fifth-year senior cornerback Steve Wilsonsaw playing time against Massachusetts.
• Michigan's 63 points are the most by a Wolverine squad since a 67-65 overtime win over Illinois on Nov. 6, 2010. U-M's 42 first-half points are its most since scoring 49 in the first half against Delaware State on Oct. 17, 2009.
• The Wolverines' 260 passing yards in the first half rank second all-time in program history. U-M had 262 yards vs. Illinois in the first half in 2010. Michigan's 425 yards of total offense in the first half rank third all-time.
• Eight different Wolverine players scored a touchdown, including two who tallied the first touchdown of their collegiate careers.
• Senior quarterback Denard Robinsoncompleted 16-of-24 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns and carried the ball 10 times for 109 yards and one touchdown. It was Robinson's eighth career game with 100 yards rushing and 200 yards passing. It was also his ninth career game with at least four touchdowns.
• With his 16th career 100-yard rushing effort, Robinson moved to fifth among Michigan's all-time leaders in the category, where he is tied with Butch Woolfolk (1979-82). Robinson also moved to fourth among U-M's all-time leaders in career rushing touchdowns with 39; he is tied with Chris Perry (2000-03).
• With 5,630 career passing yards, Robinson moved into fifth place among Michigan's all-time leaders in the category, passing both Tom Brady (5,351, 1996-99) and Jim Harbaugh (5,449, 1983-86) with today's performance. He needs 228 more yards to reach the fourth spot, currently held by Todd Collins (5,858, 1991-94). Robinson also moved to second place in career total offensive yardage (9,210), trailing only record holder Chad Henne(9,715, 2004-07).
• Freshman tight end Devin Funchessscored his second career touchdown -- and second in as many games -- on a 26-yard reception in the first quarter. The first five catches of Funchess' career were all for 20 yards or more, while the first six all converted first downs.
• Senior/junior running back Fitzgerald Toussaintscored his first touchdown of the season on an 11-yard rush in the first quarter. Toussaint owns 11 career rushing touchdowns. Toussaint also posted a career-best 17 receiving yards after a career-long catch in the first quarter. His previous best was 14 yards against Virginia Tech in the 2012 Sugar Bowl.
• Senior running back Vincent Smithposted his second career multi-touchdown effort on five- and nine-yard rushes in the second and third quarters, respectively. The scores were Smith's first of the 2012 season. He previously scored two touchdowns against Bowling Green in 2010.
• Junior wide receiver Drew Dileo recorded a career-long 66-yard reception in the second quarter. His previous long was for 28 yards against Ohio State on Nov. 26, 2011. It was also the longest reception by a Wolverine player since Junior Hemingwaymade a 77-yard catch last season against Notre Dame (Sept. 10, 2011). Dileo ended the game with career highs in catches (3) and receiving yards (91).
• Junior wide receiver Devin Gardner registered his third career receiving touchdown on a 42-yard reception in the second quarter. Gardner and Denard Robinsonhave both scored a touchdown in every game this season.
• Senior/junior left tackle Taylor Lewanscored his first collegiate touchdown on a fumble in the end zone in the closing seconds of the second quarter.
• Fifth-year senior wide receiver Roy Roundtreescored his first touchdown of the season on an 18-yard grab in the third quarter. The reception was a season long for Roundtree.
• Three different Wolverine players recorded their first career rush in the fourth quarter -- freshman running back Dennis Norfleet (14 yards), sophomore/freshman running back Justice Hayes (14) and sophomore/freshman quarterback Russell Bellomy(4). Hayes also registered his first collegiate touchdown on a one-yard run in the fourth. Norfleet also owns 309 return yards on the season.
• Dating back to last season, junior/sophomore linebacker Jake Ryanhas posted a tackle-for-loss in nine straight games.
• Fifth-year senior fullback Paul Gyarmati recorded his first career fumble recovery on a muffed punt in the fourth quarter.