Sept. 25, 2010
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Today's announced crowd of 109,993 marks the 226th consecutive game of more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
The last time Michigan posted back-to-back 4-0 starts was the 1996 and 1997 seasons.
In addition to the Wolverines' permanent captains, fifth-year senior linebacker Mark Moundros and fifth-year senior offensive guard Steve Schilling, Michigan's game captains were fifth-year senior linebacker Jonas Mouton and senior defensive tackle Renaldo Segasse.
Sophomore/freshman offensive tackle Taylor Lewan earned his first collegiate start.
The Wolverines' 65 points scored represents their greatest point total in 14 seasons (69, Nov. 1, 1986). U-M has tallied 40 or more points in two consecutive games.
Michigan's 721 yards of total offense rank as the second most in program history, trailing only the Wolverines' 727-yard effort last season against Delaware State (Oct. 17, 2009). It is the most recorded against an FBS program, surpassing the 715 yards tallied against Mississippi in the 1991 Gator Bowl.
Michigan posted four scoring drives of 80 yards or more -- 80, 88, 91, 94 -- against the Falcons. The Wolverines have six scoring drives of 90 or more yards this season.
Michigan scored touchdowns on nine of 11 possessions against the Falcons.
Sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson completed 4-of-4 passes for 60 yards and carried the ball five times for 129 yards and two touchdowns through the game's opening nine minutes. Robinson has posted four consecutive 100-yard rushing performances this season and has rushed for at least one touchdown in all four contests.
In his season debut, sophomore quarterback Tate Forcier completed 12-of-12 passes for 110 yards and one touchdown. He established the Michigan single-game record for highest completion percentage with a minimum of 10 attempts, surpassing Jim Harbaugh's 12-for-13 (92.3 percent) effort against Purdue on Nov. 9, 1985.
Freshman quarterback Devin Gardner completed 7-of-10 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. He threw a 30-yard pass to junior wide receiver Darryl Stonum for his first collegiate completion. He connected with sophomore/freshman receiver Jeremy Gallon two plays later for an 11-yard touchdown. It was Gardner's first career touchdown pass and Gallon's first career reception and touchdown. Gardner added his first career rushing touchdown on a seven-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The Wolverines boasted five running backs with more than 50 rushing yards against Bowling Green.
Junior/sophomore wide receiver Roy Roundtree posted the third 100-yard receiving effort of his career, catching nine passes for 118 yards. His 36-yard reception on the Wolverines' opening drive is a season long.
Mouton registered his second career sack -- and first in two seasons -- for a 10-yard loss in the first quarter.
Senior/junior defensive tackle Ryan Van Bergen posted his first career multi-sack performance with two in the third quarter. He owns seven career sacks, averaging seven yards lost.
Junior running back Michael Shaw secured his fifth rushing touchdown of the season on a two-yard run at the end of the second quarter. Shaw has scored touchdowns in three of Michigan's four games this season.
Michigan's safety on the first possession of the third quarter was U-M's first since tallying one against Houston on Sept. 6, 2003.
Senior/junior fullback John McColgan tallied his first career touchdown on a two-yard reception -- his first career catch -- in the third quarter. The play also marked Forcier's first touchdown pass of the season.
Mouton recorded his second interception of the season -- and fourth of his career -- in the third quarter.
Sophomore running back Vincent Smith tallied his second multi-touchdown effort of the season with rushing touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters. Smith recorded a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the season opener against Connecticut.
Michigan had a season-high three sacks against Bowling Green. The Wolverines have five sacks on the season.
Sophomore/freshman running back Fitzgerald Toussaint made his collegiate debut in the fourth quarter, rushing for 61 yards on his first play from scrimmage. He ran for a five-yard touchdown on the next play.
Freshman safety Ray Vinopal registered his first collegiate interception in the fourth quarter.