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Postgame Notes: #23 Michigan 12, Michigan State 10
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Oct. 20, 2012

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• 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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