Oct. 20, 2012
Today's announced attendance of 113,833 marks the 242nd consecutive game of more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
With today's win, Michigan became the first program in NCAA history to reach 900 wins. The Wolverines boast a 900-312-36 record in 133 years.
Michigan improved to 68-32-5 in the all-time series against Michigan State. The Wolverines snapped a four-game losing streak to MSU.
Today's win is Michigan's 12th straight victory at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines have not lost at home since falling to Ohio State on Nov. 27, 2010.
The last time Michigan won a game without scoring a touchdown was a 5-0 decision against Purdue on Nov. 11, 1995.
The Wolverines have held their opponents to 13 or fewer points in each of the last five games.
Senior quarterback Denard Robinson completed 14-of-29 passes for 163 yards and carried the ball 20 times for 96 yards. He moved to fourth all-time on U-M's list of career pass attempts with 735. He needs 100 more to reach the third spot, currently held by Elvis Grbac (835, 1989-92).
Robinson has 900 rushing yards on the season.
Senior/junior kicker Brendan Gibbons was 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts and has made seven in a row, dating back to the Purdue game on Oct. 6. He upped his career total to 24 to take over sole possession of the eighth position among U-M's all-time leaders in the category. He needs just two more field goals to reach the seventh spot, currently held by Hayden Epstein (26, 1998-2001).
Junior wide receiver Drew Dileo posted career highs in catches (4) and receiving yards (92). He had three catches of 20 yards or more, including a long of 35 in the first quarter. His 20-yard reception in the closing seconds of the fourth set up U-M's winning field goal.
Senior/junior Fitzgerald Toussaint registered a season-long 38-yard rush early in the second quarter to set up U-M's first score. His career long is 65 yards, which he recorded last season against Illinois (Nov. 12, 2011).
Fifth-year senior wide receiver Roy Roundtree caught one pass -- for 15 yards -- to earn sole possession of 10th among Michigan all-time career reception leaders with 135. He broke a two-way tie with Desmond Howard (1989-91) with the grab.
Sophomore kicker Matt Wile posted his first collegiate field goal -- on his first attempt -- from 48 yards in the second quarter. It is the longest Michigan field goal since Jason Olesnavage kicked a 51-yarder against Purdue on Nov. 7, 2009.
Fifth-year senior safety Jordan Kovacs posted five tackles to surpass 300 in his collegiate career. He is only the 15th player in U-M history to reach the plateau. He now has 304 career tackles.
Kovacs also posted his fourth career interception, returning it for 25 yards, late in the third quarter. Kovacs has recorded one interception in each of his collegiate seasons.
Junior/sophomore linebacker Jake Ryan has posted a sack in each of the last three games. He sacked MSU's Andrew Maxwell for a loss of 10 yards in second quarter.
Sophomore linebacker Desmond Morgan led the Wolverines with a career-best 11 tackles. He previously recorded 10 tackles on two occasions, most recently against Virginia in the 2012 Sugar Bowl.
The last time Michigan had two kickers make a field goal in a game was Sept. 17, 2005, in a 55-0 win over Eastern Michigan. Garrett Rivas converted a 37-yard attempt late in the first half to put U-M up 38-0, and James Bloomsburgh made a 21-yarder with 9:01 to play in the third quarter on his only career attempt.
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