Postgame Notes: #15 Michigan 24, Connecticut 21
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Sept. 22, 2013

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• Tonight's announced crowd of 42,704 set a new Rentschler Field attendance record.

• Tonight's game marked Michigan's second-ever appearance against Connecticut. The first-ever encounter between the Wolverines and the Huskies came at the rededication of Michigan Stadium on Sept. 4, 2010, with the Maize and Blue earning a 30-10 victory in the season opener.

• The Wolverines improved to 7-0 all-time against current members of the American Athletic Conference.

• Tonight's game marked Michigan's first non-conference game on the East Coast since playing at Boston College on Sept. 16, 1995.

• The Wolverines improved to 10-2 in non-conference games under the guidance of head coach Brady Hoke. With the win, Michigan also improved to 2-1 in road openers under Hoke.

• Fifth-year senior running back Fitzgerald Toussaintcarried the ball 24 times for 120 yards -- the sixth 100-yard rushing game of his career and his first 100-yard rushing effort since vs. Ohio State on Nov. 26, 2011.

• Toussaint registered his sixth career multi-touchdown effort, upping his career rushing touchdowns to 20.

• Toussaint recorded a 35-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, marking a season-long run for the Youngstown, Ohio, native.

• Senior/junior quarterback Devin Gardnercompleted 11-of-23 passes for 97 yards and carried the ball 19 times for 64 yards and one touchdown.

• Senior wide receiver Jeremy Gallonpaced Michigan with four catches for 31 yards. Gallon has posted a reception 30 straight games.

• After going three-for-three on point-after attempts against Connecticut, fifth-year senior placekicker Brendan Gibbonshas now converted 117 straight PATs, which ranks second in program history behind J.D. Carlson (126 straight, 1988-91).

• Junior defensive end Frank Clarkregistered his first career multi-sack game, notching quarterback takedowns in the second and fourth quarters.

• In the fourth quarter, junior linebacker Desmond Morgan posted his first career interception and redshirt freshman defensive lineman Chris Wormleyregistered his first career sack.

• Morgan has tallied at least four tackles in 19 straight regular-season games.

• Senior cornerback Courtney Averymade his first start of the season and his 14th career start.

• Junior defensive back Raymon Taylor tallied his first career sack, sharing a quarterback takedown with senior defensive tackle Jibreel Blackin the third quarter. The sack also marked Black's first of the season.

• U-M limited Connecticut to 206 yards of total offense (159 passing, 47 rushing) and 12 first downs. Michigan's defense allowed Connecticut to convert on only 1-of-11 third-down attempts.


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