Nov. 2, 2013
Michigan State reclaimed the Paul Bunyan Trophy with today's victory. Despite the loss, Michigan holds a 35-33-2 record when the two rivals play for the Bunyan Trophy.
With a reception on the game's first play, senior wide receiver Jeremy Gallon extended his streak to 34 straight games with at least one reception.
Gallon, who finished the game with five receptions, caught four passes for 68 yards in the first half.
Gallon caught a 35-yard pass on the game's first offensive play and finished the opening drive with three catches for 57 yards.
Sophomore tight end Devin Funchess posted a team-high six receptions for 65 yards. He caught two passes for 33 yards in the first half, including a 25-yard reception.
Sophomore cornerback Raymon Taylor reached double-digit stops against Michigan State. Taylor posted a career-best 12 tackles, one interception and one pass breakup. He surpassed his previous high of 11 tackles against Notre Dame earlier this year. Taylor led the defense with seven tackles and one pass breakup in the opening half.
Junior defensive end Frank Clark contributed nine tackles and a team-leading 2.5 tackles-for-loss. With his first half TFL, Clark has collected a tackle-for-loss in three straight games.
Junior/sophomore linebacker Desmond Morgan added eight tackles. He has tallied at least four tackles in 23 straight regular-season games.
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Jehu Chesson caught a 58-yard pass to the Spartans'22-yard line late in the second quarter that led to Michigan's second field goal of the contest. The 48-yard reception was the longest play of Chesson's career, surpassing his 33-yard touchdown catch against Akron.
Senior kicker Brendan Gibbons converted a 39-yard field goal that banked off the right upright and through to tie the score at 6-6 with 3:22 remaining in the first half. He is now tied with J.D. Carlson (1989-91) for fourth on the all-time FG made list at U-M with 39.
Matt Wile converted a 49-yard field goal on the opening possession of the game. Wile's last field goal was a 52-yarder against South Carolina in the 2013 Outback Bowl. He has converted 3-of-4 field goals in his career.
Redshirt freshman linebacker Bobby Henderson saw his first career action on the kickoff unit. Henderson is a walk-on from Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
Former record-setting quarterback Denard Robinson attended today's game during the Jacksonville Jaguars bye week. Robinson helped lead the Wolverines to a 12-10 victory in last season's game at Michigan Stadium.
A crowd of 76,306 fans attended the 106th renewal of the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry at Spartan Stadium.