Oct. 5, 2013
Today's attendance was 111,079 was the 248th consecutive game of more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
The Wolverines improved to 73-24-3 in all-time series against Minnesota, including a 39-12-1 mark at Michigan Stadium. U-M has won six consecutive games and 22 of the last 23 in the series.
Today's win is Michigan's 18th straight victory at Michigan Stadium. It is the longest active home winning streak among BCS conference teams. The Wolverines have not lost at home since falling to Wisconsin on Nov. 20, 2010.
U-M has won eight straight Big Ten openers and 31 of 32 dating back to 1982. The Wolverines move to 86-27 in homecoming contests.
Junior/sophomore Chris Bryant earned his first collegiate start (at offensive guard). Junior/sophomore Graham Glasgow made his first career start at center after starting the previous four games at left guard.
Senior/junior Devin Gardner completed 13-of-17 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown and carried the ball seven times for 17 yards and one touchdown. Gardner has thrown for a touchdown and accounted for at least two total touchdowns in nine of his 10 career starts and rushed for a touchdown in nine straight games. With the two-touchdown performance, Gardner now has 40 touchdowns for his career.
Fifth-year senior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint posted two rushing touchdowns against Minnesota, upping his career total to 22 to move into sole possession of 18th place among U-M's all-time leaders in the category. It is his second straight game with multiple rushing touchdowns and seventh of his career. He became the 21st Michigan player to surpass 2,000 career rushing yards; he finished the game with 78 yards on the ground.
Sophomore tight end Devin Funchess set career highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (151). He also recorded his second receiving touchdown of the season and the seventh of his career. It marked his second career 100+-yard performance of his career. He entered the game with eight receptions for 145 yards and one receiving touchdown in the team's first four games.
Junior/sophomore defensive back Blake Countess returned his team-best fourth interception of the season 72 yards for a touchdown. It is the sixth-longest interception returned for a touchdown by a Wolverine since 1948. Countess is the first Wolverine since Donovan Warren in 2009 to record at least four interceptions in a season.
Sophomore/freshman Jehu Chesson posted career highs with three catches and 33 yards receiving.
Freshman running back Derrick Green posted his second career rushing touchdown on a two-yard run in the third quarter.
Michigan did not attempt a pass in the first quarter.
With six successful point-after attempts today, fifth-year senior kicker Brendan Gibbons has converted 123 straight PAT. It is the second-longest PAT streak in program history, trailing only J.D. Carlson (126, 1988-91), whose 138 career PATs rank second in program history.
Fifth-year wide receiver Jeremy Gallon has recorded at least one reception in 31 straight games -- the fourth-longest reception streak in program history.
Sophomore linebacker James Ross III earned his first career fumble recovery, early in the first quarter.
Senior defensive lineman Jibreel Black posted his first forced fumble of the season -- and third of his career -- in the first quarter.
Fifth-year senior linebacker Cameron Gordon posted his team-leading third sack of the season, a three-yard loss in the third quarter.