Oct. 9, 2010
Today's announced crowd of 113,065 marks the 227th consecutive game of more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium. It was the second-largest crowd in the history of Michigan Stadium.
With today's loss, Michigan fell to 67-31-5 in the all-time series against intrastate rival Michigan State. The Spartans have won three in a row against U-M for the first time since 1965-67.
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 senior offensive lineman Zac Ciullo and senior defensive tackle Dominque Ware.
The Wolverines posted season lows in all offensive categories -- points (17), team rushing (162), passing (215) and total offense (377).
Sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson completed 17-of-29 passes for 215 yards and posted 86 rushing yards on 21 carries. It was his first game with fewer than 100 rushing yard this season.
With his four-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, Robinson brought his season total to nine rushing touchdowns. He has tallied at least one rushing touchdown in every game this season.
Robinson's three interceptions marked Michigan's first multi-interception performance since recording four in last year's season finale against Ohio State (Nov. 21, 2009).
Sophomore/freshman placekicker Seth Broekhuizen converted on his first collegiate field goal -- on a 34-yard attempt -- to open scoring in the first quarter. It was Michigan's first field goal since the season opener against Connecticut on Sept. 4 and its first attempt since the first half of Massachusetts game on Sept. 18.
Senior/junior defensive end Ryan Van Bergen registered his second sack of the season -- for a 12-yard loss -- on the final play of the first quarter. Van Bergen owns seven sacks in his collegiate career, averaging 8.14 yards lost.
Freshman punter Will Hagerup tallied a career-best 62-yard punt early in the second quarter. His previous long was 58 yards, which he tallied last week at Indiana (Oct. 2). He boasts seven punts of 50 or more yards this season.
Senior tight end Martell Webb registered his second career touchdown on a 12-yard reception in the second quarter. Webb's previous touchdown came on a 28-yard catch last season against Delaware State (Oct. 17, 2009).
Junior nose tackle Mike Martin and sophomore linebacker Craig Roh were credited with a half-sack apiece late in the second quarter. It was Roh's first sack of the season and the third for Martin.
The Wolverines have recorded seven sacks in their last three games.
Junior slot receiver Martavious Odoms' 49-yard reception late in the second quarter was the second longest of his career. His career-long reception of 50 yards came two seasons ago against Miami University (Sept. 6, 2008).
J.T. Floyd tied his one-week-old career high in tackles with 13 (10 solo, three assists) against Michigan State. He also had 13 stops (seven solo, six assists) in last week's game at Indiana.