Postgame Notes: #23 Michigan 36, Indiana 33

Sept. 26, 2009

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  • Today's announced crowd of 108,118 marks the 219th consecutive game with more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
  • Coaches from Michigan and Indiana wore special arm patches in today's contest as part of the Coach to Cure MD campaign, designed to create awareness and generate financial support for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
  • With today's victory, Michigan improved to 51-9 in the all-time series against Indiana. The Wolverines have won 16 straight games against IU and have claimed victories in 31 of the last 32 meetings.
  • Michigan is 78-24-2 in Big Ten Conference openers and has won 40 of its last 42. U-M improved to 51-13-1 in conference openers at Michigan Stadium, winning its last 24 in a row.
  • U-M has compiled an 83-26 record in annual homecoming games. The Wolverines hold an 11-1 advantage over Indiana when IU has served as Michigan's homecoming opponent.
  • Michigan's game captains were senior linebacker Stevie Brown, senior/junior quarterback David Cone, senior wide receiver Greg Mathews and fifth-year senior punter Zoltan Mesko.
  • Today's alumni captains were Anthony Carter (1979-82), John Wangler (1979-80) and Butch Woolfolk (1978-81).
  • Today's contest marked the first time this season Michigan trailed an opponent entering the fourth quarter. U-M has outscored its opposition 52-31 in the second half this season.
  • Sophomore/freshman safety Jordan Kovacs earned his first collegiate start vs. Indiana. He is the second walk-on player to start for Michigan in consecutive weeks, joining junior/sophomore linebacker Kevin Leach, who started last Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19).
  • Kovacs wrapped the game with a career-high four tackles, including one for loss.
  • Senior running back Carlos Brown rushed for two touchdowns on 11 attempts and 83 yards. It was his fourth career multi-touchdown game and second in as many games. All of his eight career touchdowns have come in pairs.
  • Brown collected the longest reception of his career on a 61-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. It was the first receiving touchdown of his career. Brown's previous long was 17 yards, which he recorded last week vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19).
  • The 61-yard completion was also a career long for freshman quarterback Tate Forcier. His previous long was a 44-yard touchdown pass to junior receiver Junior Hemingway in the Wolverines' season opener vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5).
  • Brown collected a 41-yard rushing touchdown on Michigan's second possession in the first quarter. It was his third rushing touchdown of the season. He has averaged 46.7 yards on scoring runs this season.
  • Sophomore receiver Daryl Stonum boasted four kick returns of 30 yards or more -- 34, 30, 30, 45 -- along with two of 29 and one of 21 yards to total 218 return yards in the contest. It is the second-most return yardage in program history, just three yards shy of Steve Breaston's school record of 218, which he recorded vs. Texas in the 2005 Rose Bowl. Stonum's kick return average this season is 32.6 yards on 12 returns.
  • Freshman quarterback Denard Robinson registered a career-long 36-yard completion to sophomore tight end Kevin Koger late in the second quarter. It was the longest reception of Koger's career; his previous high was 35 yards, which he recorded last season vs. Michigan State (Oct. 25, 2008).
  • Senior running back Brandon Minor's 12-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter was the 14th rushing touchdown of his career and his 16th overall.
  • Fifth-year senior punter Zoltan Mesko punted 337 yards vs. Indiana on seven attempts, improving his own school records to 9,276 yards and 220 attempts.
  • Sophomore/freshman receiver Roy Roundtree secured his first career reception on a 35-yard catch at the end of the second quarter.
  • Fifth-year senior running back Kevin Grady picked up his first reception of the season -- for 15 yards -- on the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter.
  • Junior/sophomore receiver Kelvin Grady snagged a career-long 19-yard reception on a third-and-11 in the fourth quarter. His previous long was 11 yards, which he recorded last weekend vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19).
  • Forcier scored his second rushing touchdown of the season on a seven-yard run in the fourth. He scrambled to successfully convert the subsequent two-point attempt.
  • Junior/sophomore defensive tackle Ryan Van Bergen picked up the second sack of his career -- for a 12-yard loss -- in the fourth quarter. It was his first solo; he recorded half a sack in the season opener vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5).
  • Sophomore receiver Martavious Odoms' 26-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter was the first receiving touchdown of his career. Odoms' two previous touchdowns came on a punt return last year at Purdue (Nov. 1, 2008) and a 13-yard rush last weekend vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19).
  • Junior cornerback Donovan Warren secured his third career interception -- on the Indiana 30-yard line -- late in the fourth quarter.
  • Senior/junior linebacker Obi Ezeh tallied 10 tackles, including one for loss, to bring his career total to 200 tackles.
  • Senior/junior linebacker Jonas Mouton matched a career high with 11 tackles.

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