Sept. 18, 2010
Today's announced crowd of 110,187 marks the 217th consecutive game of more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
Today's game marked the first-ever meeting between Michigan and Massachusetts. UMass is the 142nd opponent to face the Wolverines in program history. Michigan is 114-24-4 all time in first-time matchups with a school.
In addition to its permanent captains, fifth-year senior linebacker Mark Moundros and fifth-year senior offensive guard Stephen Schilling, Michigan's game captains were fifth-year senior nose tackle Adam Patterson and senior cornerback James Rogers.
Senior/junior wide receiver Junior Hemingway made his season debut against Massachusetts and made a 36-yard reception in the second quarter for his only touch of the contest.
The Wolverines' 42 points scored against Massachusetts represents their greatest point total since scoring 63 last season against Delaware State (Oct. 17, 2009). Michigan scored touchdowns on five consecutive possessions between the second and fourth quarters today.
Sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson completed 10-for-14 passes for 241 yards and rushed for 104 yards on 17 carries. It is his third consecutive game with more than 100 passing yards and 100 rushing yards. Robinson completed four passes of 35 yards or more -- 36, 43, 66, 46.
Junior running back Michael Shaw boasted a career-high 126 rushing yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns -- his first collegiate multi-touchdown performance. Shaw's 34-yard rushing touchdown early in the third quarter is the longest touchdown run of his career, while his 50-yard run in the fourth quarter is a career-long rush, surpassing his previous long of 48 yards, which he registered two seasons ago at Minnesota (Nov. 8, 2008). He capped the latter drive with a four-yard touchdown run.
Michigan boasted multiple 100-yard rushers for the 35th time in program history. Shaw and Denard Robinson represent U-M's first 100-yard rushing duo in three years, dating back to the 2007 season when Brandon Minor (157) and Carlos Brown (132) achieved the feat against Minnesota (Oct. 27, 2007).
Junior wide receiver Darryl Stonum caught three passes for a career-high 121 receiving yards and two touchdowns -- his first collegiate multi-touchdown game. He boasts five career touchdowns -- four receiving and one on a kick return.
Stonum posted Michigan's first 100-yard receiving effort since Roy Roundtree tallied 116 yards against Ohio State last season (Nov. 21, 2009).
Stonum registered a career-long 66-yard reception for the Wolverines' second touchdown late in the second quarter. His previous long was 60 yards, which he recorded for a touchdown last season at Michigan State (Oct. 3, 2009). The pass is also a career long for Denard Robinson, surpassing his previous-long 43-yard completion to senior/junior wide receiver Kelvin Grady in the first quarter.
The Wolverines committed their first turnover of the season early in the first quarter on an interception by Denard Robinson. The Wolverine quarterback completed 64 passes to start the season before throwing the pick.
Grady recorded a career-long reception in the first quarter on a 43-yard pass from Robinson to set up the Wolverines' first touchdown. Grady's previous long was 38 yards, which he registered last season for a touchdown against Delaware State (Oct. 17, 2009). Grady also recorded his career-long rush on a 15-yard carry early in the third quarter.
Junior nose tackle Mike Martin recorded his first sack of the season -- for a 12-yard loss -- in the second quarter. Martin owns five career sacks, averaging a loss of seven yards.
Junior/sophomore safety Jordan Kovacs registered his first career fumble recovery -- on his third career forced fumble -- late in the second quarter.
Kovacs also posted a season-best 11 tackles for his second double-digit tackle performance of the season and the fifth of his career. The effort also pushed Kovacs over 100 tackles for his career; he wrapped the game with 102.
Sophomore/freshman safety Cameron Gordon secured his first collegiate interception in the fourth quarter.
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